No Coast Film Fest is a new, FREE short film festival in Emporia, KS committed to bringing together established and first-time filmmakers from Kansas and all over the world in a forum to celebrate the short film genre.
NCFF is a local, national, and international celebration of cinema, running annually for just one day on August 31 in Emporia, Kansas. Award-winning short films from the international film festival circuit to new discoveries are selected to be screened at the Emporia Granada Theatre. We showcase the latest and best international and American shorts along with programs that focus on “Unseen Kansas”, our amazing home state. The Festival presents three awards, including the Grand Jury Prize, the Audience Award, and the Kraken Award for the most unexpected short.
We want to enable established and up-and-coming filmmakers to meet their audience, and for dialogue to happen.
NCFF supports and provides 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 young people exploring the world through film for the first time, to veteran movie lovers. We support the development of film and film literacy, through the exhibition of outstanding work selected from filmmakers locally and globally. We are a festival providing a lens on the world, connecting people through film and conversation.