No Coast Film Fest is committed to promoting the short film genre by bringing together established and first-time filmmakers from Kansas and all over the world in a forum to celebrate the short film genre.

Running annually for just one day on October 3rd in Emporia, Kansas, we screen Award-winning short films from the international film festival circuit and new discoveries alike at the historic Emporia Granada Theatre.

We enable filmmakers to meet their audience, and for dialogue to happen. We support and provide a platform for filmmakers who might not otherwise have an opportunity to show their films in Kansas. We help them build new audiences and expose their work to both young people exploring the world through film for the first time and to veteran movie lovers.

Festivals are extraordinary beasts – unique collaborations that fuse art, audience, and place. They excite, enrage, engage and entertain.

As the defining art form of the modern age, film endures because of its relevance, popularity and its democratic nature. Film also changes and evolves. We want to provide a space to challenge perceptions, provoke debate and influence film culture in Kansas and beyond by bringing people together for a shared experience; activating debate, empathy, anger, understanding, happiness or sadness, emotions that are the lifeblood of a burgeoning community like Emporia.

Grand Jury Prize
Audience Award
Kraken Award for the most unexpected short

All genres are accepted with a maximum length of 20 minutes. 
The films must include English subtitles (unless the spoken language is English).

By submitting your film, you agree that: 

1. No Coast Film Fest can use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster) for promotional purposes. 

2. Entry fees are non-refundable. 


No Coast Film Fest does not accept the following:
1. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations. 

2. Films that are made before 2015. 

3. Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, or video resolution less than 1080p HD).

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  • Truman Wheeler

    I can't recommend NCFF enough. The uniqueness of the venue, the hospitality of the staff, and the entertaining program they put on made our experience really enjoyable. I plan on submitting all my future films to the festival. I'm looking forward to seeing how much it improves next year!

    September 2019
  • Brent Alan Henry

    Great festival! Well organized, fantastic communication, and a very enthusiastic audience and staff. Thanks NCFF!

    September 2019