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Wednesday, May 17th, through Sunday, May 21st, 2023

TAC Festival Banquet, Gordon Tavern, Wednesday 6-9 pm ($65/plate)

Keynote Speaker, Nick Card, Festival Banquet at Gordon Tavern


Film Screenings, The Shedd Institute (free)

  • Thursday 7:00 - 10:00 pm
  • Friday 7:00 - 10:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:30 - 7:00 pm
  • Sunday 10:00 - 7:00 pm

Video Bar, The Shedd Institute, 868 High Street, Thursday through Sunday during film screening sessions (free)

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

Saturday Social, Capitello Wines 7 - 10 pm (free)

Awards Reception, Capitello Wines, Sunday 7-9 pm ($5; free for Conference registrants))


 Keynote Speaker Nick Card

Gordon Tavern

555 Oak Street

Wednesday, 17 May, TAC Festival Banquet 6-9pm

Ages: Open to all ages

Fee: Must register for Festival Banquet

Nick Card will appear as our Keynote Speaker at the Festival Banquet, presenting on the Ness of Brodgar Project that is investigating a Stone-Age Complex in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, a World Heritage Site, where excavations are revealing a 5,000 year old complex, socially stratified and dynamic society. Nick has directed and managed a wide range of projects for the Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology within the University of Highlands and Islands (UHI) Institute of Archaeology that he assisted in establishing.


 Saturday Social

Capitello Wines

540 Charnelton Street

Saturday, 20 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.


 Awards Reception

Capitello Wines

 540 Charnelton Street

Sunday, 21 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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