Tac Iff Color


The Archaeology Channel

International Film and Video Festival


May 15-17, 2015, Recital Hall, The Shedd Institute, Eugene, Oregon, USA

 Exploring the human cultural legacy on screen!


May 18-19, 2015, U. of O. Baker Downtown Center, Eugene, Oregon USA

TAC Conference on Cultural Heritage Film



Three days of juried films and videos on archaeological and indigenous topics:


Friday evening, May 15

Saturday, May 16: morning, afternoon and evening

Sunday, May 17: morning and afternoon

Awards Reception Sunday evening, May 17



Film Screening Schedule



Two days of presentations on cultural heritage film:


Monday, May 18

Tuesday, May 19



Downtown Eugene Map

Festival Restaurant Guide

Hotel Information



Festival Mission:


To exhibit for our audience the wonderful diversity of human cultures past and present in the exploration of our place in history and in our world. To promote the genre and the makers of film and video productions about archaeology and indigenous peoples.



Films Selected for Screening Include:  (Film pages coming soon)


Abu Haraz

Agave is Life

Breaking New Ground: Native Americans in Archaeology

The Cartwright of Malacca

Dashi: Essence of Japan


Ghosts of Murdered Kings

Impact of the Frolic

The Joss Stick Maker

Kingdom of Salt: 7000 years of Hallstatt

The Mahouts of Kerala

Maximon: Saint or Devil

No Place is Far Away

On the Trail of the Far Fur Country

Operation Lune: The Sun King’s Secret Shipwreck

Perfume Regained

The Resurrection Tomb Mystery

Roman Engineering: Aqueducts

Saving Mes Aynak

Search for Josiah Henson: The Man Behind the Story of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Six Centuries, Six Years

Talking Stone: Rock Art of the Cosos



Keynote Speaker (Friday Evening):


Dr. Dennis Jenkins, excavator of Paisley Caves, the earliest site in North America. More on Dr. Jenkins...



Associated Activities:


Awards Reception - Details to be Announced


Conference on Cultural Heritage Film


Video Bar at the Baker Downtown Center - Details to be Announced


Other associated activities to be announced.



Ticket Prices: 


Tickets will be available at the door for sessions that are not sold out before the performance.  The seating capacity of the Recital Hall is 200.


All tickets general admission


3-day, 8-session, ticket package: $80 before April 15; $90 beginning April 15

Friday, Session 1: $20 (Films plus Keynote Address)

Saturday, Session 2: $12

Saturday, Session 3: $12

Saturday, Session 4: $12

Saturday, Session 5: $12

Sunday, Session 6: $12

Sunday, Session 7: $12

Sunday, Session 8: $12


Students (HS and under): $5 per session ticket


You can purchase tickets at The Shedd prior to the event in person or by phone (541-434-7000).  The Shedd Ticket Office is located at 868 High Street and is open M-F 9 am-6 pm and Saturday 9 am-12 pm.


Important Notice to TAC Film Festival goers: Online Ticket ordering is possible through The Shedd’s Web site (https://tickets.theshedd.org/). However, restriction apply: ticket packages and discounts are not available, and currently there is a $2.50 online processing fee.


Admission is free to The Archaeology Channel Conference on Cultural Heritage Film (University of Oregon Baker Downtown Center, May 18 and 19, 2015).



Festival Sponsors


Sponsors of TAC International Film & Video Festival 2014


Dr. William Maier and Kathy Black Jean and Ray Auel Lane County Tourism Special Projects Grant
University of Oregon, Dept. of Anthropology Robert Carmichael, DDS Mark and Christine Thompson
Toftemark & Olesen Co. First Insurance Agency  


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