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The Archaeology Channel
International Film Festival

Exploring the human cultural legacy on screen!

May 15 - 19, 2024

Conference on Cultural Heritage Media

Civic Winery, 50 E.11th Ave, Eugene, Oregon, USA

May 16 - 18, 2024

Film Festival Screenings

Recital Hall, The Shedd Institute, Eugene, Oregon, USA
May 16 - 19, 2024


The Shedd Institute for the Preforming Arts

TAC Festival begins officially with the Festival Banquet, Wednesday evening, May 15, 2024. This is followed by four days of juried films and videos on archaeological and indigenous topics:

  • Thursday evening, May 16
  • Friday evening, May 17
  • Saturday, May 18: morning, afternoon and evening
  • Sunday, May 19: morning, afternoon and evening


Simultaneously, The Archaeology Channel Conference on Cultural Heritage Media will be held on Saturday, May 18.

Other activities will include:

  • Saturday Social, the evening of Saturday, May 18
  • Awards Reception Sunday evening, May 19

Local 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 and celebrate the genre and the makers of all audiovisual cultural heritage media.

2024 Selected Films

  • Ancient Sea Peoples of the North Atlantic
  • Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia
  • Bone Stories
  • A Bronze Halberd: A Symbol of Civilizational Change
  • Diving in Aegean History
  • Diving into History: 50 Years of Exploring Our Maritime Heritage
  • Doggerland
  • The Enigma of Keros
  • Fall of the Maya Kings
  • Finding Enok: Coping with Our Colonial Past
  • Francisco Albo: Greek Seamen in the First Voyage Around the World
  • Homeland Story
  • In Search of the Lost Music of Antiquity
  • Incas: The New Story
  • Neanderthal: The First Artist
  • Neanderthal: In the Footsteps of Another Humanity
  • Notre-Dame de Paris: Preventive Excavation at the Transept Crossing
  • Ocean One K: Archaeologist of the Abyss
  • Odyssea
  • Old Drystones: First Farmers of the Mountains
  • Sala 5: Raphael’s Cartoon Room
  • Shoals and Shipwrecks of Port Royal Sound
  • The Soul of a Man
  • They Never Left: Indigenous Reclamation and Return in the Southeast
  • The Time They Spent Here
  • When the Romans Called upon Their Gods: Grafitti Dedicated to the God Mercury
  • Wonder of Andalusia: Medina Azahara

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Keynote Speaker 2023 (Wednesday evening at the Festival Banquet in the Gordon Hotel):

Nick Card, Director of the Ness of Brodgar Project, University of Highlands and Islands Institute of Archaeology




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); . 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 May 15, 2024, 6-9 pm, at the Gordon Hotel. The Banquet fee is TBD. This is the venue for our Keynote Address. Registration for this event is accomplished through our Banquet Registration Form (TBD).


Sponsors for the 2023 TAC International Film Festival

(To become a Sponsor for the 2024 TAC International Film Festival, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Dr. William Maier and Kathy Black

Dr. Timothy Arbow


Robert Carmichael DDS