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Humboldt Film Festival

Known as the world’s oldest student-run film festival, the Humboldt Film Festival is an established attraction on the Redwood Coast. This unique festival has taken place on the third week in April every year for nearly the past five decades. The Humboldt Film Festival provides a home for international filmmakers to showcase their visions, as well as the venue for all of us to explore the power of film.

The Humboldt Film Festival features many independent and alternative short films made here in Humboldt County. HSU Students create a unique venue for traditional films and alternative digital media, founded in 1967 by a group of film- loving Humboldt State University students. The festival continues to expand each year, now featuring several days of public screenings, workshops, and presentations by guest filmmakers. 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.

Just minutes away from Humboldt State University Campus, the Carter House Inns & Restaurant 301 is the perfect place for Humboldt Film Festival patrons to stay and dine between screenings. Whether you’re just visiting the area or an avid filmgoer, a stay at Carter House Inns & Restaurant 301 is sure to please. Located just a short 15-minute drive south of Arcata and Humboldt State University, we are located here in the historic district of Eureka.