3rd Annual

The White Light City Film Festival

November 06, 2017 to November 12, 2017

Film Market
Submit Online
302 South Woodland Court
Fremont NE 68025
Phone: 402-968-4280

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Short - Documentary
Nonfiction motion pictures dealing creatively with culture, artistic, historical, social, scientific, economic or other subjects no more than 40 minutes in length. Preference will be given to films that have a Nebraska related story, topic or connection or if any of the filmmakers have Nebraska ties. Please share the Nebraska connection in your introductory letter available here on withoutabox.com.
A film with a running time of more than 40 minutes. Feature films should have a Nebraska connection. Either the film was made in Nebraska, about Nebraska or made by filmmakers who are from, educated in or connected to Nebraska in some way are qualified.
Short - Family / Animation
Short Films 40 minutes or less with family friendly themes including animation.
Short - Drama / Socially Conscious
Short films 40 minutes or less that tell dramatic and daring stories.
Short - Horror
Short Horror no longer that 40 minutes.
Short - Innovation / Sci-Fi / Fantasy
Shorts that are innovative, dealing with technology, future, sci-fi, fantasy that are less than 40 minutes.


The White Light City Film Festival is a celebration of the power of cinema and the Nebraska filmmakers who pursue their dreams. The festival focuses on meaningful films that inform, uplift the spirit and raise consciousness.


The White Light City Film Festival is a unique film festival held in Fremont, NE. It is a small but growing festival that celebrates films that involve Nebraska in some way. To qualify a film for the festival there must be a Nebraska tie or association. Either the film is made in Nebraska, is made by a Nebraskan, stars a Nebraskan or is about Nebraska in some way it is welcome. The WLCFF seeks to support a growing film culture and business in Nebraska and looks to be a celebration of Nebraska talent.

The festival has many great events that include a week of youth camps and classes about different facets of filmmaking leading up to the opening day of the festival with a premiere of a major feature that was recently produced in Nebraska. The premiere and kick off party will be on Friday November 10th. On Saturday and Sunday there will be many screening programs and a special screening of the documentary "Embrace" on Sunday.


Kevin McMahon; stacy heatherly


The White Light City Film Festival accepts online submissions only.

All films must be in English or have English subtitles.

All films must have a connection to Nebraska. Either the film needs to have been filmed in whole or in part in Nebraska, or the story is set in Nebraska, or written by, made by, or starring someone from Nebraska, who has lived in Nebraska, or who has gone to school in Nebraska.

Once accepted filmmakers will be provided with instructions on where to send hard screeners or how to upload media files.

Works in progress can be submitted for consideration but a finished film must be provided for the festival if accepted.

At least one representative from the film must be present at the festival during the screening of film between November 10th, 2017 and November 12th, 2017 at the Main Street 7 theaters in Fremont, NE.


I certify that I hold all necessary rights for the submission and/or exhibition of this project to the White Light City Film Festival Competitions.

I understand that the entry fee is NON-REFUNDABLE and does not guarantee my acceptance into the festival's competition.

I fully indemnify the White Light City Film Festival, it's directors, affiliates, associates and judges against any claim made for any violations of law.

I warrant that the submission is my original work and that there are no disputes filed against this project.

I understand that should my project be accepted or win an award, you may use my name(s), titles of materials, clips or trailers for advertising and promotional purposes.