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.

  • 52nd Humboldt Int’l Film Fest Finalists

    Narrative – 2019

    This is Fine by Roth Rind (USA)

    Until Forever (Hasta Siempre) by Katharine Mahalic (Nicaragua)

    A New Verse by Cameron Thuman (USA)

    Deviant by Benjamin Howard (USA)

    Weltschmerz by Christian Walsh (USA)

    Sara by Giovanni Busnach (France)

    Heimlich by Lisanne Sartor (USA)

    Rosario by Marlen Ríos-Farjat (Mexico)


    Animation – 2019

    Lineman by Jay Shipman (USA) 

    Anacronte by Raúl Koler and Emiliano Sette (Argentina)

    Dancing With Scissors by Steven Vander Meer (USA)

    Roundabout by Noah Gavrich (USA)

    Prey by Sun Jing (USA)

    L’Homme et le Poisson by Lewis Leon (Canada)   

    Him&Her by Nathalie Lamb (Germany)

  • 52nd Humboldt Int’l Film Fest Finalists

    Experimental – 2019

    ITALY & (THIS IS) WATER by Ioan Gavriel (Austria)

    MEDIUM RARE by Luca Cioci (Italy, USA)

    The Distraction Towers by David Baeumler (USA)

    REMISSION By director John Charter and artist Paul Kaiser (USA)

    Five Secrets to Mom by Charles Dillon Ward (USA)

    Gone Sale by Matt Meindl (USA)

    XCTRY by Bill Brown (USA)


    Documentary – 2019

    The Night Shift by Max Mollring (USA)

    Soft Eyes by Sam Fathallah (USA)

    For Vivian by Samantha Hernandez (USA)

    Winter Tavern by Aaron Hutchens (USA)

    Tocumbo directed by Carmen Velazquez Chagolla, produced by Liberty Ingraham-Gonzales (USA, Mexico)

    Shaholly by Wojciech Lorenc (USA)

    An Emblem of Fire by George Nelson (USA)

    Parish by Brian Favorite (USA)

    Plastic Disaster by Farida Alami, 

    Salvador Velazquez, and Jeanine Carrere (USA)

    Redefined by Farida Alami, 

    Xaisha Bailey, Diamond Smith (USA)

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