The Archaeology Channel
International Film Festival
Exploring the human cultural legacy on screen!
June 23 - 27, 2021
Civic Winery, Eugene, Oregon, USA
June 24 - 26, 2021
Film Festival Screenings
Recital Hall, The Shedd Institute, Eugene, Oregon, USA
June 24 - 27, 2021
Four days of juried films and videos on archaeological and indigenous topics:
- Thursday evening, June 24
- Friday evening, June 25
- Saturday, June 26: morning, afternoon and evening
- Sunday, June 27: morning, afternoon and evening
- Awards Reception Sunday evening, June 27
Three days of presentations, discussions and exhibits on cultural heritage media at The Archaeology Channel Conference on Cultural Heritage Media:
- Thursday, June 24, through Saturday, June 26, 2021
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- Download a copy of our complete Festival Schedule Matrix (PDF)
- Download a digital copy of our Festival Program (PDF)
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 and celebrate the genre and the makers of all audiovisual cultural heritage media.
- The Art of Time
- Comprehending the History: Mysteries of Ancient Kultobe
- The Dune People
- Etoa: A Kokoda Track Story
- The Forgotten Refuge
- The Gallic Pact
- The Ghost of the Neolithic
- Homo Sapiens: New Origins
- La Charada Teatro: Puppeteers in Guatemala
- The Lost Redwood
- Meeting Neanderthal
- No Roses on a Sailor’s Grave
- Riddle of the Bones: Gender Revolution
- Riding through Time
- Rituals: Amazonia, To Become a Man
- Saving the Sacred
- Smoke and Ocher
- Thus Speaks Taram-Kubi: Assyrian Correspondence
- Tintin and the Mystery of the Rascar Capac Mummy
- Twelve Decades of Discovery
- The Untold Story of the Vatican
- Viva Presidio!
- We, the Voyagers: Our Moana
- What if Nothing?
Keynote Speaker (Wednesday evening at the Festival Banquet in the Gordon Hotel)
Dr. Jaime Bach, Archaeologist for SEARCH
Tickets for film screenings at The Shedd Institute, Sheffer Recital Hall, are free and will be available in the Cole Gallery.
Tickets for single Conference presentations and full-day Conference passes will be available at the door. Full Conference registration ($130); Single Presentation Pass ($10); Full Day Pass ($50); non-presenter Amelia Earhart-Fred Noonan Symposium ONLY ($50; includes optional remote participation). For more information about the Conference on Cultural Heritage Media and Registration, click here.
TAC Festival Banquet
An important social event at TAC Festival is the Festival Banquet, which takes place the evening of June 23, 2021, 6-9 pm, at the Gordon Hotel. The Banquet fee is $55. This is the venue for our Keynote Address. Registration for this event is accomplished through our Banquet Registration Form (PDF) (.docx).
Keynote Speaker (Festival Banquet)
Dr. Jaime Bach, Archaeologist for SEARCHGordon Tavern
555 Oak Street
Wednesday, June 23, 6 - 9 pm
The 2019 National Geographic documentary, “Expedition Amelia,” focused on the work of Robert Ballard and his high-tech undersea search around Nikumaroro Island for the Lockheed Electra airplane piloted by Amelia Earhart, who disappeared in 1937 during her attempt to fly around the world. The TV presentation made reference to the terrestrial research that took place simultaneously on the island, but the emphasis clearly was on Ballard, famously the man who located the Titanic. One person who participated in many parts of the 2019 fieldwork was Dr. Jaime Bach. In her Keynote Address, Dr. Bach will share her observations on what actually took place during that expedition and what we have learned from it.
Saturday SocialWOW Hall
291 West 8th Street
Saturday, 26 June, 7 - 10 pm
Ages: Open to all ages
Fee: FREE! No pre-registration required
Hobnob with filmmakers, Festival organizers, Conference presenters, and other Festival-goers while enjoying food and drink and grooving to the voice and guitar of Socrates Thalassos. At this party, we let our hair down and cultivate an authentic form of American cultural heritage. This is all free, but we’ll give you a chance to make a contribution if you like!
Awards ReceptionWOW Hall
291 West 8th Street
Sunday, 27 June, 7 - 9 pm
Ages: Open to all ages
Fee: $5 general admission; free for Conference registrants. Tickets at the door. No pre-registration required.
After all the films have been screened and you have cast your ballots, join us for some finger food and beverages as we compile the results of the competition. When the jury and audience voting tallies are complete, sit back and watch the announcement of the winners. We will show clips of the top films and open sealed envelopes to reveal the final outcome. The room has limited capacity, so don’t be late!
Sponsors for the 2021 TAC International Film Festival
Dr. William Maier and Kathy Black
Dr. Timothy Arbow
Robert Carmichael DDS