Welcome to Anthem 2014!
Anthem Film Festival's Featured Films for 2014

"Is Big Brother Here?" Anthem filmmakers answer this question with a resounding "yes" through thought-provoking documentaries and eye-opening features July 9-12 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Meet the filmmakers at our RED CARPET PREMIER Wednesday night!

We are proud to announce the sneak preview of ATLAS SHRUGGED: WHO IS JOHN GALT? It screens after our gala cocktail reception Wednesday night, with an introduction and Q & A conducted by John Stossel, Fox Business correspondent and leading libertarian. Be among the first to see the conclusion of this important trilogy at Anthem—three months before its theatrical release!

When George Orwell coined the term "Big Brother" in 1948, he foresaw a time when government intrusion and totalitarian control would invade every facet of human life, often under the guise of "helping us succeed" or "protecting us" from our own folly. That time is here. Whether it's a CCTV camera aimed at catching criminals or a dole designed to give folks a helping hand, the nanny state has virtually taken over our lives.

Consider these insightful documentaries: POVERTY, INC. demonstrates the sad truth that well-intentioned foreign-aid organizations are destroying economies by driving local producers out of business... DOG DAYS and NO VANS LAND introduce us to innovative entrepreneurs who are held back by red tape and regulations that favor existing businesses... FREEDOM FROM CHOICE reveals how the nanny state limits our choices and prevents us from enjoying healthful foods and other products we want to use... BEYOND COURAGE: SURVIVING AS A POW and EXIT both portray the unintended consequences of nanny warfare... 100 SIGNATURES follows a hopeful individualist as he goes through the process of getting on the ballot outside the two-party system... DON’T CAGE MY SPEECH champions a young man's right to speak out on campus… AMERICA imagines a world without the American dream… and BEFORE SNOWDEN interviews several NSA whistleblowers just six days before the Snowden story broke.

Our narrative films also address the theme of Big Brother this year. They are set in dystopian near-futures when political correctness has run amok, nannyism has destroyed the economy, and individuals are struggling to maintain their freedoms. In COLLAPSE, a literal big brother must watch over his little brother as they journey to safety. In THE LAST EAGLE SCOUT a young man asserts his freedom of expression. And in ATLAS SHRUGGED, our freedom fighting industrialists finally make it to Galt's Gulch.

Film has the power to touch people’s lives. Bring your kids, your brother, your mother, your friends and anyone else who needs to know the dangers of Big Brother and what we can do about it. These films will engage, enrage, and inspire them.

The Anthem Libertarian Film Festival is part of FreedomFest, "the world's largest gathering of free minds." With over 150 speakers and 2,500 attendees enjoying panels, debates, films and workshops, FF is a non-stop celebration of ideas. For more information and to register, go to freedomfest.com.

Anthem is free to FreedomFest ticket holders. A limited number of FilmLovers passes are also available for $99 to first-time attendees who just want to watch the films in the theater. It includes access to all film events all four days, plus access to the FF exhibitor hall and the opening night cocktail reception and the Thursday night live taping of John Stossel's television show.

See you at the movies -- Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, July 9-12, 2014.

July 9-12, 2014    |    Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas