The Humboldt Film Festival, described as the the’ world’s oldest student-run film festival’ ..’bringing independent and alternative short films to Humboldt county for forty-three years’ recently wrapped an announced it’s 2011 winners. Swing, directed by Yen-Ting Kuo, took the top prize Best of the Fest, in addition to Best Animated Film at the 44th edition. SWING is about how living people influence the perspectives of people on the brink of death. If there was choice for unconscious patients to live or die, how would their surroundings influence that impossible choice?

And the complete list of winners:

Best of the Fest

Best Animated Film

Best Documentary Film
Bye Bye Now!

Best Narrative Film
Fading Away (Zwischen Licht Und Schatten)

Best Experimental Film
I Give You Life

People’s Choice Award
Lest We Forget

Ledo Matteoli Award for best immigration story
The Stitches Speak

Jim Demulling Speak Out Award
The Work of 1000

Most Revolutionary Film
Bye Bye Now!

Eagle Eye Award (Best Cinematography)
Last Seen on Dolores Street

Honorable Mention
Stan Vs. Squirrel

[image via flickr]

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