Think Tanks to Apply for the Lights, Camera, Liberty! program

Deadline: 1 September 2015
Open to: think-tanks, but also not-for-profit and public charities of any country can apply for the program
Benefits: workshops in L.A, on-site training, financial support for video/technology equipment, eligibility to compete in annual film festival competition in New York City with cash prizes for winners


Atlas Network is a non-profit organization connecting a global network of more than 400 free-market organizations in over 80 countries to the ideas and resources needed to advance the cause of liberty. Their vision is a free, prosperous and peaceful world where limited governments defend the rule of law, private property and free markets. Their mission is to strengthen the worldwide freedom movement by cultivating a highly effective and expansive network that inspires and incentives all committed individuals and organizations to achieve lasting impact.

You and your organization could make a considerable investment in time, talents and resources developing and researching important public policy solutions. 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 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 the 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;
  • Eligibility to compete in their annual film festival competition in New York City with cash prizes for the winner.


Atlas Network invites think-tanks, both U.S. and international, to apply for the Lights, Camera, Liberty program. Nonprofits and public charities from any country are eligible to submit an idea.

The Atlas Network also highly favor organizations who have participated in Atlas Leadership Academy and, in particular, those who have completed Think Tank 101, a free online course offered throughout the year within the Academy. Applicant organizations should also be partners of the Atlas Network, thus review here the respective partners.


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, are encouraged to participate in on-site training and the workshop in L.A. These opportunities emphasize the overall strategy and creative process of developing a message and delivering that message through video. The exercises can be transformative for the way you market your ideas. Past applicants and participants are welcome to reapply.

Finalists and winner of the film competition within the program are to be granted receive travel grants to attend Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner November 11-12, 2015 in New York City, and present their video before an audience of international donors, peers and allies. The winner will also receive a USD 1,000 cash prize.

How to apply?

Deadline for application is 1 September 2015. You should start the application process HERE. Aside, before you proceed, you will be asked to become a partner of the Atlas Network as it is a pre-condition to proceed with your application.

All interested non- profit organizations or individuals can apply onlineQuestions? Contact

For more information please visit the official website.

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