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No Coast Film Fest

Love Film.

6th Annual Short Film Festival

Emporia Granada Theatre

August 23-25, 2024

Committed to bringing together new & established filmmakers from all over the world to celebrate the short film genre.

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Our Mission

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We want to promote and support the short film genre by bringing together experienced and first-time filmmakers from Kansas, and all over the world.


We want to create a space to challenge perceptions, provoke debate and influence film culture in Kansas and beyond; to bring people together and spark debate, empathy, anger, understanding, happiness or sadness.


We celebrate cinema at the local, national, and international level and connect people through great films, lively conversation, and a shared cultural experience.




We want to enable established and up-and-coming filmmakers to meet their audience, and for dialogue to happen.


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2024 vip pass

Support your favorite indie short film festival by purchasing a 2024 No Coast Film Fest VIP pass! 

Meet filmmakers from across the country and around the world.

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Access to the VIP seating and lounge areas

Food and drinks at the exclusive Filmmaker/VIP Mixer

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How to Submit:



The entry window for the 6th annual No Coast Film Fest is officially open. To submit your short film and see a rundown of our rules and requirements visit our page on FilmFreeway

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No Coast Community Events

  • OCT 26 | Fright-Sized Films at Union Street Social
    We're coming back with our 3rd annual installment of Fright-Sized Films at Union Street Social. Enjoy dinner and a show; we'll be screening short horror films while you dine. There is no cover charge, but reservations are highly encouraged. GET THE LOOK
  • NOV 13 | Emporia Area Match Day
    We're thrilled to announce that we're part of Emporia Area Match Day 2023! Visit our Match Day page to learn more about how your donation on November 13 can go twice as far.
  • AUG 23-25 | No Coast Film Fest 2023
    The 6th Annual No Coast Film Fest will be on August 23-25, 2024 at the Emporia Granada Theatre. Submit your short film at
Community Events
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Official No Coast Film Fest Merch

All proceeds from merch sales go towards helping us put on the festival. 


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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