No Coast Film Fest and the Halfway the Everywhere Music Festival have partnered to bring you the first annual Halfway to Everywhere Music Video Festival, a celebration of the bonding of music and film!

The Halfway to Everywhere Music Video Festival is looking for MUSIC VIDEOS from around the world to compete and showcase their work on September 2nd, 2023. These music videos can be from any genre of music and style of filmmaking, including footage of band performance, narrative storytelling, experimental animation, or a combination of styles.

A music video must have a legally obtained and licensed musical composition making up the majority of the video’s duration, an accompanying video of filmed content, animated content, public domain content, or legally sourced video content, a list of cast and crew credits, and a duration of fewer than 10 minutes.

Jump on board in the beginning and experience our first ever annual event! Both No Coast Film Fest and the Halfway to Everywhere Music Festival are celebrating their 5th annual events and have a ton of experience running festivals. Be the first to say you were there. We are one of the few music video competitions out there, so don’t miss this special opportunity!

MORE THAN JUST A FESTIVAL: The Halfway to Everywhere Music Video Festival occurs in the same day and location as the Halfway to Everywhere Music Festival. 4 stages with live music, dozens of bands, art venues, food trucks, and hundreds of attendees flood the streets. All screenings and live shows are FREE to the public. Made possible by our amazing sponsors. Far more than just your average film festival!

OFFICIAL SELECTION: The Halfway to Everywhere Music Video Festival is an all-day celebration, so spots are limited: Only the best of the best selected by our panel of judges and industry professionals in both film and music.

AWARD SHOW: At the end of the night the judges will tally the votes for the Audience Choice Award and the awards will be presented to our now award-winning filmmakers. All winning Music Videos will also be featured as Official Selections at our parent short-film festival, No Coast Film Fest, in 2024.

EMPORIA KANSAS: Emporia IS Halfway to Everywhere. With Kansas being the center of the continental U.S. and Emporia being the center of Kansas - we're halfway to Wichita, Kansas City, Topeka, Lawrence and anywhere else in North America. Explore the city of Emporia and find amazing local businesses, restaurants, bars, and experience live performances, art venues, and more surprises to come.

THE FILM AND MUSIC COMMUNITY: Filmmakers and musicians from around the country and around the world will gather to share their experience and share their work. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to network, meet both filmmakers and musicians, see live musical performances and music videos, and explore the heart of middle America.

Grand Jury Prize – Selected by our panel of industry professional judges.
Audience Choice Award – Voting is in person only at one of our kiosks.
Best Student Award – Judges select the best music video submitted by a student.
Home Grown Award – Best Kansas and Kansas City MO area submission.
Kraken Award – The most unexpected or absurd submission.
Audition Category – Bands compete to perform LIVE At Halfway to Everywhere 2024.
Best Narrative Story – The best narrative story told visually through a music video.
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Song / Original Musical Composition
Best Animation / Visual Effects

All genres are accepted with a maximum length of 10 minutes.

By submitting your music video, you agree that:
1. Halfway to Everywhere Music Video Festival can use parts of your video (including trailer/teaser/film poster) for promotional purposes.
2. Entry fees are non-refundable.
3. Rights to the musical composition and video elements used must be attained by the applicant.

Halfway to Everywhere Music Video Festival does not accept the following:
1. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations.
2. Music videos that are released before 2018.
3. Music videos with a poor production standard (bad sound, poor image quality, or video resolution less than 720p HD).

Halfway to Everywhere Music Video Festival 2023 © All Rights Reserved.

Overall Rating
  • Huge Fan of everything Halfway To Everywhere Music Video Festival and No Coast Film Festival does! Love the experience of each well planned, communicated and intentionally designed festival you all put on! We always love taking the trip to Emporia and always make sure to not only enjoy the festival but also enjoy the myriad of local businesses you all support in Emporia! Great job! Thank you also for the award - it was such a beautiful experience as usual!

    September 2023
  • Jim Vacca

    Excellent experience. Great communication. Thanks for the selection and the award!!

    September 2023