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CSU Humboldt held the 47th annual film festival this past weekend. The Humboldt Film Festival has been bringing independent and alternative short films to Humboldt County for 46 years. As the world’s oldest student-run film festival, the HFF creates a unique venue for traditional films and alternative digital media that enjoys an international reputation for supporting…Read more

SFSU Film student launches carrer with Cannes screening

After learning the art of filmmaking as a child in the front yard of his family’s Los Altos home, Zachary Ready, now 23, envisions a career as successful as the one started in a neighborhood garage by another local-boy-made-good, Steve Jobs. Two of Ready’s screenplays turned into films are scheduled for screening at the 2014…Read more

CSU Long Beach Alum awarded MTV Award

CSULB Graphics Design Alumni Jonathan Wu was awarded a 2013 MTV Video Award for Best Visual Effects for the song “Safe and Sound” by the band Capital Cities, along with Grady Hall and Derek Johnson. The video also went on to garner a 2013 Grammy nomination for Best Music Video!

SDSU Journalism Students receive $35,000 Grant

San Diego State University was one of a dozen U.S. universities who each won a $35,000 micro-grant to seed collaborative news experiments in living labs — their communities — the Online News Association announced today. SDSU’s winning experiment “What’s in the Air?” pairs journalism and geology students with a nonprofit news organization, inewsource, to test the concept…Read more

Humboldt State Film Festival in April

Humboldt State University and Associated Students invite you to the John Van Duzer Theatre for final screenings of the short film entries selected from four genres: Animation, Experimental, Documentary, and Narrative. Students in the film festival class have screened over 100 submissions from all over the world as well as locally. The guest judges Anayansi…Read more