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47th annual Humboldt International Film Festival being held this week at HSU

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ARCATA- The longest student run festival in the world, the Humboldt International Film Festival, begins Wednesday at HSU.

The annual festival is in its 47th year. Thirty-four independent short films, including two made by HSU students and three that were made internationally, will be shown Wednesday through Friday.  Viewings start at 7 p.m. at the Van Duzer Theatre at HSU on each of the nights. There will categories for experimental, animation, documentary and narrative films. A winner will be selected in each category and three professional judges will choose the winners. Winners will be announced on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Van Duzer Theatre at HSU. Organizers say the festival is something people in the university and the surrounding community should be proud of.

"It's not often you can go to a university or a small town and find a festival that has lasted as long as this one has.  And it's on an international level.  If you were to go to Europe, a lot of the countries over there, particularly Western Europe, know about the film festival," said Susan Abbey, the Faculty Advisor to the Humboldt International Film Festival and a theater professor.

If you would like to buy a ticket for the festival, tickets can be purchased at the door at the event or you can call Center Arts at (707) 826-3928.