List of Festival and Conference Activities

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Wednesday, May 11th, through Sunday, May 15th, 2022

TAC Festival Banquet, Gordon Tavern, Wednesday 6-9 pm ($60/plate)

Keynote Speaker, Dr. Don Blakeslee, Festival Banquet at Gordon Tavern

Conference presentations, Civic Winery, 50 E. 11th Ave; Friday and Saturday 10 am - 5 pm (ticket prices vary)

Film Screenings, The Shedd Institute (free)

  • Thursday 7:00 - 10:00 pm
  • Friday 7:00 - 10:00 pm
  • Saturday 3:30 - 7:00 pm
  • Sunday 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Video Bar, Civic Winery, 50 E. 11th Ave; Friday and Saturday 10 am - 5 pm (free) [PDF]

Saturday Social, Wow Hall, 291 W. 8th St.; Saturday 7 - 10 pm (free)

Awards Reception, Wow Hall, 291 W. 8th St.; Sunday 7 - 9 pm ($5; free for Conference registrants)


 Keynote Speaker Dr. Don Blakeslee

Gordon Tavern

555 Oak Street

Wednesday, 11 May, TAC Festival Banquet 6-9pm

Ages: Open to all ages

Fee: Must register for Festival Banquet

Dr. Don Blakeslee will appear as our Keynote Speaker at the Festival Banquet, presenting on his fieldwork and documentary research focused on the Wichita town of Etzanoa, the present location of Arkansas City, Kansas. Dr. Blakeslee is a professor of Anthropology at Wichita State University, where he has been since 1976. One of the leading archaeologists working in the Great Plains, his research interests range from the time of the earliest settlement of the Americas to the historic period and his work has carried him from Montana to Texas.


 Saturday Social

Wow Hall

291 West 8th Steet

Saturday, 14 May, 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, drink and live music in the historic WOW Hall.  This is all free, but we’ll give you a chance to make a contribution if you like!


Audience Balloting

You, our audience, have a critically important role to play in this international competition.  As you enter the Recital Hall at The Shedd for each session, you will receive an Audience Ballot listing the films to be screened during that session.  Using that ballot, please score each film that you see in that session on a scale from 0.0 (lowest) to 10.0 (highest).  Before you leave the screening room, please drop your ballot into the specially marked Ballot Box outside, or hand it to an usher.  We will use your ballot in the process of selecting the Audience Favorite film.  The results of the Audience Favorite competition will be announced at the Awards Reception, to be held at the WOW Hall.


 Awards Reception

Wow Hall

 291 West 8th Street

Sunday, 15 May, 7 - 9 pm

Ages: Open to all ages

Fee:  $5 general admission; free for Conference full-package 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 competition results. 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!


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