Film Festivals Worldwide
Festivals celebrating the genre of archaeological film are held regularly in a variety of countries. These festivals provide a showcase for film and video makers and a venue for distributors and the public to examine their work. We at Archaeological Legacy Institute are pleased to post festival information here for those who might like to attend a festival or submit film and video productions for screening.
International Archaeology Film Festival in Split
Date: September 9th -16th, 2017
Theme: On archaeology, cultural heritage, monument protection and anthropology films
Location: Split, Croatia
Description: The 22nd Split Film Festival / International Festival of New Film will take place from 9th to 16th of September 2017.The festival promotes all new, innovative, personal, experimental, radical, subversive etc. Work (film, video, new media) of all genres and lengths, preferably from outside the mainstream, whether it was made on shoe string budget, or is a studio release. The aim of this Festival is to contribute to the evaluation of cultural heritage and archaeological research as well as to raise awareness for our monumental heritage and that of other nations. Films may be entered regardless of their duration and kind. We encourage you to find out more about the Festival on their website.
Entry deadline: June 1st, 2017
Lada LauraMuseum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments
S. Gunjace bb, 21000 Split
Phone: (385.0)21 323 905; 323 901
Fax: (385.0)21 323 903
ICRONOS: 8th International Festival of Archaeological Film, Bordeaux
Date: October 2018
Theme: Make the public sensitive to archaeology and to promote archaeology films
Location: Bordeaux, France
Description: The ICRONOS association was created in 1986 by a group of individuals passionate about the field of archaeology. The three main goals of ICRONOS are: to share its members' passion for archaeology and the story of human origin with the community at-large; to inform the public on the results and trends in archaeological research occurring throughout the world, and; to make scientific knowledge more popular among all people.
Entry deadline: TBA
Laetitia Dion/Philippe DortheIcronos
20, quai de la Monnaie
F - 3380 Bordeaux
Phone: 33 - 5 56 94 22 20
Fax: 33 - 5 56 94 27 87
Aircheo: Toulouse Festival of Archaeological Film
Date: November 17-18, 2017
Theme: Archaeology and its techniques, ethnoarchaeology and heritage
Location: Toulouse, France
Description: The association Airchéo EC Airbus Operations SAS, in partnership with the Musée Saint Raymond museum Toulouse Antiques, organizes the Toulouse Festival of Archaeological Film. One of the major ideas of the Festival is to present in a lively and accessible form the results of archaeological work to date and allow an exchange among archaeologists, scientists, imaging professionals and the general public. The Festival, whose entrance is free, is organized every other year on two days and offered to a wide audience.
Entry Deadline: TBA
Festival du Film Archeologique de Toulouse
EC AIRBUS OPERATIONS Toulouse
Loisirs Arts et Culture316 Route de Bayonne-BP 83172
31027 TOULOUSE Cedex
Amiens Festival of Archaeological Film
Date: November 10 - 18, 2017
Theme: Archaeological research
Location: Amiens, France
Description: C.I.R.A.S. presents the Archaeology Film Festival every two years. In 1990 the Festival took place for the first time. Amiens with its large number of cinemas, offers this important manifestation a huge possibility to sensitize a large audience to archaeological research. There are also lectures and animated discussions with exceptional personalities of the scientific world. The Festival takes place at different theatres to faciliate the attendance to schools and culturel institutions of the region.
Entry deadline: TBA
Tahar Ben Redjeb5, Rue Henri Daussy
F - 80044 Amiens
Archaeological Meetings of Narbonne
Date: September 26-30, 2017
Theme: The aim of the Meeting is to promote and enhance archaeology through audiovisual works in order to heighten public awareness of these issues.
Location: Narbonne, France
Description: This is an archaeological film competition and exhibition. It takes place in the Multimedia Public library (Médiathèque) of Le Grand Narbonne and in the Narbonne Theater Cinema and in the Cine-Club of the MJC of Narbonne.
Entry Deadline: May 8, 2017
Cinarchea: International Archaeology Film and Art Festival, Brandenburg
Date: October 11- 15, 2017
Location: Brandenburg, Germany
Description: CINARCHEA is the only festival of its kind in Germany and Northern Europe, organized by the film study group of the Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel in cooperation with the association CINARCHEA, collaborating to support the Festival and partners of the Kiel cultural scene. A wide array of films are accepted and screened, including feature and experimental films, trick-films, documentaries, fiction-films, and also artistic forms dealing with the theme of "archaeology".
Entry deadline: TBA
Festival DirectorCINARCHEA Archaeomediale
Neustadische Heidestrasse 28
14776 Brandenburg and der Havel
Phone: +49 (03)381-410-4112
AGON: International Meeting of Archaeological Film of the Mediterranean Area, Athens
Date: TBA (Spring 2018)
Theme: Films about Mediterranean archaeology from prehistory to modern times and documentaries about folk art and other endangered Mediterranean popular traditions.
Location: Athens, Greece
Description: The purpose of AGON is to represent the people of the Mediterranean region sharing the same cultural roots, experiences, and common ties through film. The films presented in the Festival deal with archaeology in the Mediterranean region, Classical Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the future of archaeology in an ever-changing world.
Entry deadline: TBA
Lena Savidis / Anna LambrakisMaria Palatou (Secretariat)
3, Chr. Lada str.,
Phone: ++ 30 2103312990
Fax: ++ 30 2103312991
Firenze Archeofilm: International Film Festival of Archaeology and Environmental Art
Date: March 14th - 18th, 2018
Theme: documentary film on archaeological, historical, ethnographic, artistic and environmental themes
Location: Florence, Italy
Description: The first edition of the Firenze Archeofilm – Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Archeologia Arte Ambiente, is organized by Archeologia Viva – Giunti Editore S.p.A., and it takes place in Florence (Cinema La Compagnia) from march the 14th to the18th, 2018. The second edition will take place in march 2019.
Entry deadline: January 10th, 2018
Archeology VivaVia Camillo Cavour, 50/R, 50121 Firenze FI, Italy
Phone: +39 055 5062302
Fax: + 39 055 5062929
Museocivico: International Review of Archaeological Cinema, Rovereto
Date: October 3rd - 7th, 2017
Theme: Memory to be Preserved
Location: Rovereto, Italy
Description: The Festival of Rovereto takes place every year in the first weeks of October. On this occasion the public can see films in the field of archaeological, historical, palaeontological, anthropological research and all those films aiming at the preservation and bringing out the value of the cultural heritage.
Valentina BisoffiRassegna Internationale del Cinema Archeologico
c/o Fondazione Civico di Rovereto
Borgo Santa Caterina 41
I-38068 Rovereto, Italy
Phone: (39.0464) 452800
Fax: (39.0464) 439487
Archaeological Film Festival of Castille and Leon
Date: May 5, 6, and 7, 2017
Theme: Archaeology and Heritage short film and documentary competition.
Location: Zamora, Spain
Description: This festival features short films (30 minutes or less) in any film genre within the theme. More information can be found at their website below...
Entry deadline: January 30th, 2017
Asociación Científica y Cultural ZamoraProtohistóricaC/Florian de Ocampo
18, 4ºG. 49005
International Archaeological Film Festival of Bidasoa
Date: November 20th-25th, 2017
Theme: To present archaeology to the general public, through the diffusion of audio-visual material resulted from the work made by archaeologists, assuring the promotion and the spreading of these films.
Location: Irun, Spain
Description: The aim of the Festival is to present archaeology to the general public, through the diffusion of audio-visual material resulted from the work made by archaeologists, assuring the promotion and the spreading of these films.
Entry deadline: May 31st, 2017
Mercedes UrteagaFestival Internacional de Cine Arqueológico del Bidasoa
Museo Romano Oiasso
C/ Escuelas, 1
E-20302 Irun (Gipuzkoa)
Phone: ++ 34 943 63 93 53
International Film Festival of Archaeology Nyon
Date: March 21st - 25th, 2017
Theme: To present archaeology to the general public
Location: Nyon, Switzerland
Description: The biennial International Festival of Archeology Films in Nyon has been organized since 1999 by the Roman Museum. It is the first Swiss festival of its kind dedicated to celebrating the people and films of archaeology, and aims to offer the public an opportunity to discover new insights and visions into this dynamic field of science.
Entry deadline: TBA
Christophe GoumandMuseé Romain
Place du Château 5
CH - 1260 Nyon 1
Phone: ++ 41 (022) 3400 488
Fax: ++ 41 (022) 3638 359
The Archaeology Channel International Film and Video Festival
Date: May 2 - 6, 2018
Theme: Cultural heritage worldwide and through time
Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA.
Description: Begun in 2003, this is the only juried film competition in this genre in the Western Hemisphere. We organized it 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. Through this Festival we wish to promote the genre and the makers of film and video productions about archaeology and indigenous peoples.
Entry deadline: October 15th, 2017
Richard Pettigrew, Executive DirectorArchaeological Legacy Institute
4147 E. Amazon Drive
Eugene, Oregon 97405