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No Coast Film Fest

Love Film.

Thank you for five great years

Submissions are now closed

Thank You for Five Great Years

For the past five years, our small team of volunteers has loved bringing film and visitors to Emporia—but life is moving fast for all of us, and we can no longer devote the necessary time and energy that it takes to put on a quality festival. To that end, we have made the difficult decision to step away from No Coast Film Fest and discontinue the festival for the time being. Should circumstances change, you just may see us again in the future.

Thank you to the filmmakers who trusted us with their stories, both deeply personal and wildly inventive — we have seen some truly stellar shorts in this year's submissions, and we know they'll go on to find fantastic homes at other festivals. Thank you to the audiences who came out year after year to support the filmmakers and our team; it means more to us than you know. Finally, thank you to Emporia and the myriad organizations and small businesses that helped us put on the best festival we could.


Submissions are now closed. If you have already submitted your film for consideration, please be assured we have begun processing refunds (in batches as allowed by our bank) and the amount should be credited back to you in a few days.


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Thank you,
The No Coast Team

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Joseph Ranghelli

No Coast Film Fest was an absolute blast! The films screened were some of the best shorts I've seen at any festival, and the opportunity to network and meet other fellow filmmakers was truly incredible. We met so many amazing people and hopefully have made not only future collaborators, but also friends.


The same goes for the the No Coast Film Fest team!! Everyone working the fest was so nice and accommodating and made us feel like one of the NCFF family as soon as we arrived. We can't speak highly enough about our experience at NCFF, and we can't wait to go back! I hope anyone reading this hops on the opportunity to submit their film or even just attend the NCFF. You will not regret it!!!


p.s. The venue is amazing!!! It was so cool to see our film on the big screen at the Emporia Granada Theatre!!


No Coast Film Fest is fortunate to be based in the vibrant, supportive Emporia, KS community. NCFF 2023 wouldn't be possible without the financial support of Visit Emporia, the incredible businesses and organizations below, and individuals like you. We can't thank you enough!

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