Indie short films from Kansas and beyond

No Coast Film Fest

Friday, September 9 - Sunday, September 11, 2021

Emporia Granada Theatre, 807 Commercial St, Downtown Emporia, KS

Free Admission to all screenings

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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 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

In between film screenings, check out these other Emporia gems, all within walking distance of the Granada Theatre:


Vault Meats & Cheeses
Take home something special from Vault's selection of freshly sliced meats, specialty cheeses, and fresh baked bread.

509 Commercial St
Open 11am-5pm Saturdays

emporia arts center gallery

Emporia Arts Center 
Browse exhibits in the gallery, or pick up unique handmade items in the Art Center's Gift Shop.

815 Commercial St
Open 10am-3pm Saturdays

Photo Credit Trox Gallery

Trox Gallery and Gifts
Shop an affordable selection of art, crafts, gifts, jewelry and wearable items, all made by local artists.

729 Commercial St
Open 10am-5pm Saturdays
and 10am-2pm Sundays


Twin Rivers Winery
Stop in for a tasting of locally made wine, honey mead, or cider in a relaxed atmosphere.

627 Commercial St
Open 10am-8pm Saturdays
and Noon-4pm Sundays

radius brewery at night

Radius Brewing Company
Try one of Radius's signature brick-oven pizzas with a flight of craft beer from award-winning brewer, Jeremy Johns.

610 Merchant St
Open 11am-10pm Saturdays and
10am-9pm Sundays


The Sweet Granada Chocolate Cafe
Get your sugar fix with an assortment of truffles, fudge, macarons and chocolates. Definitely try the pop-choc.

803 Commercial St
Open 10am-7pm Saturdays
and 11am-4pm Sundays

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September 9-11, 2022 | Downtown Emporia

No Coast Film Fest