In response to John Bennett's feelings of bitter sweetness for the dearth of "opportunities to enjoy [film] shorts in any sort of structured format", ("Filmland," March 20) I have sumptuous news! The 47th Humboldt Film Festival is fast approaching and will give Mr. Bennett, and all who appreciate and enjoy the delight of feasting on film shorts, a smorgasbord of delights from all over the world for four whole nights!
The HSU students involved with this long-standing annual ritual have been busy screening over 100 international film shorts in animation, documentary, narrative and experimental categories. Only the top films make it to the audience and judges for screening the first three nights, with the cream of the crop being awarded and screened the final night. So, cheer up Mr. Bennett! You and the rest of those who feel your "happy ... tinged with sadness" pain — April 16th isn't far away!
Humboldt Film Festival faculty adviser Susan Abbey, Arcata