52 years

and still running

The Humboldt Int’l Film Fest has been bringing independent, short films to Humboldt County for 52 years. As the world’s oldest student-run film festival we have created a unique venue for traditional films and alternative digital media that enjoys an international reputation for supporting and celebrating independent filmmakers working in traditional, experimental and non-traditional modes.  Founded in 1967 by a group of film-loving Humboldt State University students the Festival has expanded over the years to feature 4 days of public screenings, workshops, and presentations by guest judges from the film industry each spring. The festival promotes the art of film, not only as a means of entertainment, but also as a vehicle for self-expression and a stimulus for dialogue about social, political and cultural issues.