Local film festival turns 55 – Times-Standard

The 55th Humboldt International Film Festival is happening this week

As the oldest student-run film festival in the world, this festival not only promotes cinema as a form of entertainment, but also as a means of artistic expression and self-expression, encouraging filmmakers to submit films that address social, political and cultural issues. To highlight this, the festival includes this year a special series of landmark films, “Fight For Your Rights”.

Other film categories will include Narrative, Documentary, Animation, and Experimental.

In-person screenings will take place Tuesday through Friday at the Minor Theater in Arcata at 1001 H St.

Tickets are free for Cal Poly Humboldt students and can be reserved for minors with proof of student ID. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis. Contact the miner for more information at 707-822-3456. General admission tickets are $10.

In-person festival program times can be found on the film festival website: https://www.hsufilmfestival.com/hiff-55.

The Humboldt International Film Festival will also host a virtual festival from Monday to Saturday. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for general admission. Cal Poly Humboldt students can register for free virtual festival tickets at https://forms.gle/mkJqAsET9ioQX47i9.

A full program and the digital program of the Humboldt International Film Festival 55, with more information on each of the film category selections, the 55 guest judges of this year’s Humboldt International Film Festival and the special events of the Humboldt International Film Festival 55 from this year are available at https://www.hsufilmfestival.com/hiff-55. For more information, email filmfest@humboldt.edu.

Gladys T. Hensley