Anthem, The Libertarian Film Festival, is dedicated to finding and presenting
the year's best films about personal and civil liberty. We seek films and
documentaries about self-reliance, innovation, commerce, individual rights,
and the power of persuasion over the force of authority.
Libertarian films often point out the unintended consequences of government
intervention, but they are just as likely to present a protagonist's personal
struggle for self-expression and self-reliance. They show us how to make the
world a better place simply by making our own lives better.
What are filmmakers saying about Anthem?
our film at Anthem Film Festival was a wonderful experience. It is rare to
find a festival with such strong commitment to important messaging and we
were honored to have our work included." --Courtney Balaker
of the people who run traditional film festivals seem to be ideologically
hostile to the concepts of free markets, capitalism and individual liberty,
even though it's those very principles which have given our country the wealth
to afford creative pursuits such as filmmaking. Fortunately, those biases
against free enterprise do not exist at the Anthem Film Festival - and that's
one reason it's become such a successful event in just a few short years.
a libertarian filmmaker comes with its own set of complications, particularly
concerning reception. Anthem provides more than just a showcase for niche
films...it's an outlet for like-minded individuals to network in an industry
that is generally dominated by hostile kingmakers." --Sean Buttimer
Anthem is part of FreedomFest, "the world's largest gathering of free minds."
With over 2,500 attendees and 200 speakers on topics including politics, economics,
history, science, health, art, and literature, FreedomFest provides a ready
audience of eager viewers for Anthem's filmmakers. Our comfortable 250-seat
theater was often overflowing at last year's festival, and over 1,0000 people
attended our two featured films that were shown in the main ballroom.
See you at the movies: Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, July 13-16, 2016