The Reason Video Prize honors short-form, online video, film, and moving pictures that explore, investigate, or enrich libertarian beliefs in individual rights, limited government, and human possibilities.
Entries may consist of one to five pieces by the same filmmaker(s) but cannot run longer than 15 minutes total (including all titles, credits, and other indicia). Submissions can be narrative, dramatic, fictional, documentary, etc. but cannot be excerpted from longer works. Entries will be judged as a complete unit, so care should be taken in making sure all parts are of equal quality and build to a coherent effect.
The Reason Video Award application and judging process will be overseen the staff of Reason.tv. Entries must have been published online between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014.
First prize will be $10,000, second prize will be $5,000, and third prize will be $1,000.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last week, Reason TV announced the winners of its first-ever Reason Video Awards, giving out $10,000 in prize money to makers of "short-form video, film, and moving pictures that explore, investigate, and enrich our appreciation of libertarian beliefs in individual rights, limited government, and especially human possibilities."
Selected from about 100 entries, the winners included:
Rounding out the finalists were Mike Mills ("Top DHS
Checkpoint Refusals") and Owen Brennan, Justin Folk, and Robert
Perkins ("The Crony Chronicles: I Want to Grow Up to be a
Congrats to all winners and many thanks to all who
Also awarded that night: The Bastiat Prize in Journalism, which honors writing "that best demonstrates the importance of individual liberty and free markets with originality, wit, and eloquence." The top prize was shared by Lane Filler of Newsday and Ross Clark of the U.K. Times. The first-ever Lanny Friedlander Prize, named for the founder of Reason magazine and celebrating individuals and groups who create new platforms that explore and analyze the power of Free Minds and Free Markets, went to Wired's co-founders, Jane Metcalfe and Louis Rossetto.
Read more about the Reason Media Awards here.
Watch the presentation of the video awards by clicking
above. Watch all of the finalists' videos by clicking
Approx. 3:30 minutes. Edited and animated by Meredith Bragg.
Camera by Jim Epstein.