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Humboldt Film Festival

HFF ImageKnown as the world’s oldest student-run film festival, the Humboldt Film Festival is an established attraction on the Redwood Coast. This unique festival happens the third week in April every year for nearly the past five decades. This is great opportunity to see independent filmmakers make their statement. 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 has been bringing independent and alternative short films to Humboldt County for nearly five decades. The Humboldt Film Festival is the world’s oldest student-run film festival.  HSU Students create 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 Humboldt Film Festival continues to expand over the years, 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 after a fun filled day of enlightenment and inspiration. Film goers attending the Humboldt Film Festival are welcome at the Carter House Inns & Restaurant 301. Carter House Inns & Restaurant 301 guests receive a complimentary glass of wine with hors d’ oeuvres every evening from 4-5pm, cookies and tea before bedtime, and a full breakfast with sumptuous pastries, signature Carter House Inns granola, fresh fruit and a wonderful egg dish of the chef’s choice. They will also accommodate any special diets and early breakfast requests for those trying to catch the early morning screening.

If you find time in between screenings during the Humboldt Film Festival, enjoy the Redwood Coast!  The Carter House Inns is centrally located on the Redwood Coast in Historic Old Town Eureka, California (seven miles south of the Humboldt Film Festival). Here you can enjoy shopping, dining, museums, historical monuments, artisan shops, or the Humboldt Bay while taking a stroll on the boardwalk. It’s the perfect home base to experience everything the Redwood Coast of Northern California has to offer.

Just a quick drive north you can enjoy breathtaking views of the rugged beaches in Trinidad.  Head further north to the Redwood National Park and experience the inspiring power of the ancient and majestic Redwood Forest. Take a drive on the Newton B Drury Parkway through the Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park and view some elk on your way to being mystified by beautiful Fern Canyon.

Reserve your room today at the Carter House Inns & Restaurant 301 to have the ultimate experience at the Humboldt Film Festival! For tickets and more information on the Humboldt Film Festival call (707) 826-4113 or go to