TAC Film Fest

ArchaeologyFest Film Series:

Best of 2016!

Archaeological Legacy Institute and its partners around the state of Oregon are pleased to present the best films from the 2016 edition of The Archaeology Channel International Film and Video Festival. ArchaeologyFest Film Series, Best of 2016, travels to venues in Eugene, Ashland, Portland, and Bend between October 2016 and February 2017. Top-rated by the Festival jury and audience, these films are organized into two-hour evening programs. The series is a benefit for the Festival, an annual spring event in downtown Eugene and the only film competition for its genre in the Western Hemisphere.

For program specifics for each locale, click on the venue names below. All proceeds go to support TAC Festival (next edition: May 3-7, 2017, in Eugene). Film information is at the bottom of the page. Program content may vary from venue to venue.

Dates and Venues:

October 10-13, 2016
Broadway Metro
Eugene, Oregon

November 4, 5, 11, 12, 2016
ScienceWorks
Ashland, Oregon

January 13, 14, 20, 21, 2017
Fifth Avenue Cinema, Portland State University
Portland, Oregon

February 17, 18, 24, 25, 2017
Central Oregon Community College
Bend, Oregon

The Films (click on film titles to see clips and more information on each film):

Program A

Roman Engineering: Cities (Spain) 51 min.

(Honorable Mention by Jury for Narration; Best Animation & Effects by Jury; Honorable Mention by Jury for Public Education Value; Honorable Mention by Jury for Script; Honorable Mention by Jury for Cinematography)

Viking Women: Jova’s Heritage and the Fall of Haithabu (Germany) 52 min.

(Honorable Mention by Jury for Inspiration)

Program B

The Jewish Cemetery (USA) 50 min.

(Honorable Mention in Audience Favorite competition)

Monuments Revealed: Petra, Capital of the Desert (France & USA) 86 min.

(Honorable Mention by Jury in Best Film Competition; Honorable Mention by Jury for Narration; Honorable Mention by Jury for Animation & Effects; Honorable Mention by Jury for Public Education Value; Honorable Mention by Jury for Script; Best Cinematography by Jury; Honorable Mention by Jury for Inspiration)

Program C

Stolen Warriors (Germany) 52 min.

(Honorable Mention by Jury for Narration; Honorable Mention in Audience Favorite Competition)

First Footprints (Australia) 53 min.

(Audience Favorite)

Program D

The X-ray Time Machine (UK) 26 min.

(Honorable Mention by Jury in Best Film competition; Honorable Mention by Jury for Animation & Effects; Honorable Mention by Jury for Public Education Value; Honorable Mention by Jury for Script; Best Music by Jury; Honorable Mention by Jury for Inspiration; Honorable Mention in Audience Favorite Competition; Special Mention by Jury for Best Documentation of New Scientific Methods; Special Mention by Jury for Best Short Documentary)

Monuments Revealed: The Secrets of the Colosseum (France & USA) 86 min.

(Honorable Mention by Jury in Best Film Competition; Best Narration by Jury; Honorable Mention by Jury for Animation & Effects; Honorable Mention by Jury for Public Education Value; Best Script by Jury; Honorable Mention by Jury for Cinematography; Honorable Mention by Jury for Inspiration)