The Prairie Pride Film Festival (PPFF), presented by OutNebraska, delivers independent films featuring LGBTQ+ issues to a midwestern audience in the state of Nebraska. In its 12th year, the festival continues the tradition of highlighting underrepresented voices through the hosting of a global avenue for LGBTQ+ artists to begin and maintain essential conversations in an often conservative community. The PPFF helps OutNebraka EDUCATE, ADVOCATE, and most importantly, CELEBRATE LGBTQ+ culture and community building through activities and programs.

In spite of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, 2022's 12th Festival will be presented virtually in order to ensure the health and well-being of the people of Nebraska, while maintaining a fun and entertaining event for those who attend. Depending on the situation this summer, the festival may have a one-night-only premiere showing of select feature films.

Festival History: PPFF was originally created for the residents of Lincoln, Nebraska (United States) to ensure the visibility of LGBTQ+ stories, visions, and talent. Later, OutLinc become OutNebraska as their services moved from local advocacy to the premier statewide LGBTQ+ advocacy organization we see today.

All submission should be be considered LGBTQA+ (made by or for) in nature. Seeking a wide range of voices and specifically about/by TRANS & POC filmmakers.

To be accessible to all filmmakers we will not be charging a submission fee. Please don't take advantage of this and only submit LGBTQA+ films.

Note: Screening will be geo-locked to residents of Nebraska.

Feature Films:
*If your film is released physically or online before November 15th, 2020, it's not eligible for our festival.
*A "Feature Film" is defined as a film whose runtime is over 50 minutes

Short Films:
*All short films made from January 1st, 2020 through are eligible
*A "Short Film" is defined as a film whose runtime is between 1 minute and 35 minutes

All films will be prescreened and then passed to our selection committee for final review. If your film is selected, you will receive a confirmation email.

If your film is not in English, please have subtitles.

Overall Rating
  • Alvaro Acosta Gutierrez

    Thanks for selection, greetings from Peru.

    August 2022
  • Very proud that my film was selected, good communication with Ethan, thank you !

    July 2022
  • Eddie Chen

    Honor to be here! Great festival!

    July 2021
  • Great festival, with events, discussions and support for LGBTQIA+ artists and the community.

    July 2021