Humboldt International Film Festival

WE–the students of Humboldt State University–have been inviting filmmakers (working in traditional, experimental and non-traditional modes) to enter their film shorts into our festival and that makes us the world’s oldest student-run film festival.

Our students judge the entries from September to March. The finalists then show for three evenings for our guest industry judges and local audience. Due to the worldwide pandemic it is likely that our 54th Int’l Film Festival will be held Virtually, but that is subject to change.

Our 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.


1 Harpst St.
Arcata, CA 95521
United States


Telephone: (707) 826-4113