Lights, Camera, Liberty Film Festival Award

October 15 2022
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Lights, Camera, Liberty Film Festival Award

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This award recognizes the most successful online video released in the last year. Strong candidates will be able to articulate the strategic impact of their video and most typically will have:

  • Reached significant and strategic audiences

  • Utilized effective messaging or storytelling

  • Demonstrated capable production and editing techniques

The three selected finalists will have their videos presented before an audience of international donors, peers, and allies. At the film festival, the winner will be selected in part from a vote among the audience to receive a $10,000 award!

Apply by October 15 to be considered for the 2022 Lights, Camera, Liberty Film Festival.

This opportunity is limited to current and past Lights, Camera, Liberty participants. If you have not participated in Lights, Camera, Liberty, visit our grants page to learn about the next opportunity to apply.

The annual deadline to apply for the grant and training program is February 28. Questions? Contact

The winner of the 2021 Lights, Camera, Liberty Film Festival Award:

Property and Environment Research Center: Elk in Paradise: Rancher, Ecologist, Hunter


The winner of the 2020 Lights, Camera, Liberty Film Festival Award:

Free the People: How to Love Your Enemy: A Restorative Justice Story


  • Bikalpa, an Alternative: Motorbike License
  • Center for Anti-Authoritarian Studies: Right to Work
  • Fundación Libertad y Progreso: Fables for Liberty
  • Pacific Legal Foundation: Seize This House

The winner of the 2019 Lights, Camera, Liberty Film Festival Award:

Pacific Legal Foundation: Quota


  • Free Market Foundation and Paradigm Institute: Pizza VAT
  • Georgia Center for Opportunity: The Success Sequence

The winner of the 2018 Lights, Camera, Liberty Film Festival Award:

Becket: Why There Aren't More Sikhs in the Military


  • Canadian Taxpayers Foundation: Beer in the U.S.A
  • Libertad y Desarrollo: 3 Razones para Apoyar Ana Inmigración Sustentable y Regulada

The winner of the 2017 Lights, Camera, Liberty Film Festival Award:

Libertad y Progreso: Why Argentina Fails


  • Bikalpa, an Alternative: Why is Nepal Poor?
  • Idaho Freedom Foundation: Hope Vetoed

The winner of the 2016 Lights, Camera, Liberty Film Festival Award:

Foundation for Economic Education: Friedman vs. Sanders: Democratic Socialism Debunked


  • Australian Taxpayers' Alliance: All Obsolete Industries Deserve the Taxi Bailout!

    Institute for Justice: Everything