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Indie short films from Kansas and beyond

No Coast Film Fest

Friday, August 25, 2023 to Sunday, August 27, 2023 

Emporia Granada Theatre, 807 Commercial St, Downtown Emporia [View Map]

Free Admission to all screenings

No Coast Film Fest brings together new & established filmmakers from all over the world to celebrate the short film genre, right here in Kansas. The event takes place in the historic Emporia Granada Theatre, a showpiece of 1920s opulence and a throwback to the early days of theatre. Now in its 4th year, No Coast Film Fest screens both Award-winning short films from the international film festival circuit as well as discoveries from first-time filmmakers. Filmmakers who submit their work compete for one of three prizes – the Grand Jury Prize, the Audience Award, and the Kraken Award.


Friday, September 9
  • Opening Night! Film screenings, 6pm-8pm at the Emporia Granada Theatre. Free & open to the public.
Saturday, September 10
  • Film Screenings, 10am-8pm at the Granada Theatre. Free & open to the public.
  • VIP Mixer, 8pm-10-pm at the Lyon County History Center. Meet the creators behind the scenes. VIP passes are required for the mixer. Visit nocoastfilmfest.com to get yours.

Sunday, September 11

  • Screening Best of the Fest, 10am-1pm at Emporia State University Roosevelt Hall. Free & open to the public.
  • Director's Panels and Demonstrations, 10am-1pm at Emporia State University Roosevelt Hall. Free & open to the public.
  • Awards Ceremony, 1pm at Emporia State University Roosevelt Hall. Free & Open to the public.

Make it a weekend

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Save the Date

August 25, 2023 - August 27, 2023

Emporia Granada Theatre

No Coast Film Fest

Free Admission