Lights, Camera, Liberty!

Each summer, we invite think tanks, both U.S. and international, to apply for the Lights, Camera, Liberty! program. This 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.

If accepted to the program, your organization will receive:

  • Complimentary registration and accommodations for our annual Lights, Camera, Liberty! workshop in Los Angeles with Hollywood insiders;
  • Financial support for video equipment and technology improvements;
  • Multi-day on-site training at your headquarters for multiple staff
  • Access to a private message board year-round where film and video experts will answer your questions, review your work and offer tutorials and tips; and
  • Eligibility to compete in our annual film festival competition in New York City with cash prizes for the winner.

You and your organization make a considerable investment of your time, talents and resources in researching and developing important public policy solutions and ideas for advancing liberty around the world. Through participation in this program, you will become even more successful at reaching and engaging new and larger audiences in a way that impacts their thinking and transforms lives for the better.

This program is designed to benefit, not just video production personnel, but your organization’s entire team. Multiple staff, including members of the senior team, often participate in on-site training and the workshop in L.A. These opportunities emphasize the overall strategy and creative process of video production. The exercises can be transformative for the way you market your ideas. Watch this space or sign up for our newsletter on our homepage for announcements about the 2014-2015 application period. Past applicants and participants are welcome to reapply.

If you have any questions about this program, contact Matt.Warner@AtlasNetwork.org.


Atlas showcases the winning videos at the Lights, Camera, Liberty! film-festival, a competition open to the program’s grant recipients. Watch the compelling videos below.

2013 WINNER
Foundation for Economic Education: “The Truth About Savings and Consumption”

2012 WINNER
The Mackinac Center for Public Policy with “Stealth-Unionization Scheme Bleeds Medicaid”

2011 WINNER
The Maclver Institute with “Wisconsin Doctors Hand Out Fake Excuses to Doctors”

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