2023 White Light City
Film Festival

Friday, December 1:
Online Screenings

Saturday, December 2:
Film Festival 
Midland University
900 N. Clarkson Street
Fremont, Nebraska

Look Like Somebody
The Cross
Kate Robertson Pryor
Myeisha Essex

About The White Light City Film Festival

The White Light City Film Festival is an annual event produced by The Digg Site Productions, a Nebraska 501c3 nonprofit organization, and is supported by our generous sponsors and donors. 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, inspire creativity, and raise awareness.


History of the Festival Name

Upon returning to Fremont, Ray Simmons, supported by the owners of historic homes along Nye, Broad and Military Streets, began placing white lights in the windows of their residences. The lights could also be seen along the historic downtown Main Street.

The unification of the residents and the beauty of the lights all resulted in then Mayor Skip Edwards recognizing the uniqueness and taking the opportunity to acknowledge Ray Simmons for his contribution to this tradition by dedicating Fremont as The White Light City.

The Digg Site Productions Board of Directors loved the story and the custom it represents, and by naming the Film Festival after The White Light City, hopes to reinstate the tradition by showing our support and engaging the community in this festive concept.

To show your support of this tradition, please put white candles in the windows of your home and business. Luminaries are also a wonderful Christmas tradition among our Latino residents and are a welcome addition to this 20-year Fremont tradition.

Our commUNITY has a bright future. Welcome to FREMONT, THE WHITE LIGHT CITY.

We Love Our Sponsors & Donors!

The White Light City Film Festival would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors and donors.
We are grateful beyond measure for their support!

2023 Sponsors

See Our Film Schedule

The White Light City Film Festival (WLCFF) is a unique film festival held in Fremont, Nebraska that celebrates film professionals as well as filmmakers and films connected to Nebraska. Our focus is on supporting and contributing to a growing film industry and culture of filmmaking in Nebraska.

This year's White Light City Film Festival received over 60 submissions from filmmakers in 9 countries. The talent and passion for storytelling that all of these filmmakers exhibited is impressive and inspiring! We invite you to view the schedule of the films selected for the 2019 White Light City Film Festival!