November 18, 2014 Print

The Illinois Policy Institute won this year’s Lights, Camera, Liberty! Film Festival for its video “Coffee run: Chicago forces out entrepreneurs”, directed by Charles Fritschner. “Coffee run” demonstrates the relationship between regulations and entrepreneurial activity putting a human face to interstate business relocation. The video tells the story of Sarah Travis, a young, productive entrepreneur who is forced to take her great ideas to Texas because her beloved hometown of Chicago won't approve her business. Two months after launch, nearly 30,000 people had watched to learn her story.

This is the third year Illinois Policy Institute has been in the top three of the film festival. The Lights, Camera, Liberty! program offers a year of workshops, on-site training, equipment and technology support and a film festival competition for organizations committed to more effectively sharing the freedom message with key audiences through online video. To learn more, click here.