2020 Summer Program Dates:  July 5th - July 19th, 2020


MFI is a film school that nurtures aspirations while enriching careers for both budding and established artists. We provide passionate, individualized instruction in our acting and directing courses, to inspire all filmmakers in a supportive, challenging and safe environment. Whether acting, writing, shooting, editing or directing, students work side-by-side with a faculty of industry professionals as distinguished for their accomplishments as they are for their dedication to teaching future generations of visual storytellers.


Katherine Reis

MFI '16 & '17


Shannon Hardy

MFI '17

 Recognized by PRIDE.COM for her short film "Yes and No", developed at MFI.

Tony Spirdakis 

Currently writing the feature film, "Mike's Place" for Todd Komarnicki

and Antoine Fuqua.

Shannon Goldman

Keeps getting awards for GREENPORT THE SHOW, which he directed, edited and produced. 

Bob Krakower

Our acclaimed acting coach is now also teaching at The Yale School of Drama and Julliard.

Wendy Makkena

Just wrapped on A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood with Tom Hanks.

Joe Pantoliano 

Emmy winning actor for The Sopranos. Currently filming

Bad Boys for Life with Will Smith. 

Chazz Palminteri 

Academy Award Nominee, who just had a hit show on Broadway

Larry Moss 

World-renown acting teacher who helped the Manhattan Film Institute launch in 2012.

Tony Goldwyn

On Broadway in "Network" and a lifetime

member of the Manhattan Film Institute family.


Marcia Gay Harden 

Academy Award winning actress and one of our best guest artists and someone who continues to support us every year.

Chris Wedge 

Academy Award winning director, and founder of Blue Sky Studios. An incredible storyteller who supports our program and comes year after year to share his

knowledge with our filmmakers.

Giancarlo Esposito 

 Emmy nominated actor for Breaking Bad, was our headlining guest artist last year. He did an outstanding job inspiring our filmmakers. You can catch him on Better Call Saul.



Manhattan Film Institute's Life-Changing Summer Program Kicks Off - North Fork Patch

It's a Wrap: MFI Honors Chazz Palminteri; Stars Fete Film Program - North Fork Patch


After 'Packed House,' More Movie Nights At Greenport Theater - North Fork Patch 

Greenport  Movie Theater to Open for Series of Films this Winter - North Forker Island 

Greenport Movie Theater Opens Doors In Winter With Holiday Films - North Fork Patch 

Greenport's Manhattan Film Institute Gives aspiring Filmmakers and Actors the Opportunity of a Lifetime - Southhold Local  

Saturday Films to Show in Greenport - East End Beacon

Tony Spiridakis on the Films Screening in Greenport this Winter - Soundcloud

Historic Greenport Theatre to Host Saturday Film Series this Winer - Riverhead Local

Dinner and a Movie in Greenport - North Fork and Knife

Free Movies at Greenport Theater to Bolster Other Businesses - North Fork Patch  

It's A Wrap: Free Greenport Film Series Will Be Back Next Year - North Fork Patch 

Manhattan Film Institute Cover Story - A Touch of Tinsel Town on the North Fork this Summer - Suffolk Times

Tony Goldwyn screens Conviction  at Manhattan Film Institute - Hamptons Magazine 

MFI Scholarship Winner, Oliver Orr, gets recognized by National YoungArts Foundation - The Suffolk Times 

A Story of a Family Filmed in Greenport with the Help of Manhattan Film Institute - The Suffolk Times

JBlair Brown's Livin' the Dream: Featuring Chazz Palminteri, Tony Spiridakis and Domenic Antignano - Blog Talk Radio 

The Manhattan Film Institute Kicks off Second Summer Camp for Aspiring Film Camps - Hamptons.com

Aaron Tveit, Chazz Palminteri, and Joe Pantoliano will host a special film screening for Manhattan Film Institute - Playbill.com

Manhattan Film Institute to hit the North Fork - North Fork Patch 


Congratulations to the winners of the first-ever International Short Film Competition at the 8th Annual MFI North Fork Film Festival.


Best Short Film: ARI

Best Animated Short: ELI

Best Actress: Katy Wright-Mead (SOMETIMES, I THINK ABOUT DYING)

Best Actor: Jaxon Graham-Wilson (ARI)


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