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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, and 
  • demonstrated capable production and editing techniques. 

Although the film festival will be virtual this year at our Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner online, the 3 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. And this year the prize for the winning video has been upped to $10,000!

Apply by September, 30 to be considered for the 2020 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 January 31. Questions? Contact

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


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


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

Institute for Justice: Everything