No Coast Film Fest
September 17 - September 19
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 at the historic Granada Theatre in Emporia, Kansas, we screen both Award-winning short films from the international film festival circuit and new discoveries alike.
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.