Become a Sponsor!
Similar festivals exist in several European countries, but our Festival is the only one on this side of the planet. As a corporate or organizational sponsor helping to make this event the success it can be, you will be acknowledged in our Festival program, in our on-screen slide show, and on The Archaeology Channel (http://www.archaeologychannel.org), which is one of the most popular Web sites of its kind in the world. Other benefits to you are listed on the Sponsorship Commitment Form.
Please help us make the Festival a grand success. Thanks very much for your consideration.
More About TAC Festival
What is it?
The Archaeology Channel International Film and Video Festival is the only public competition in the Western Hemisphere featuring films about the human past and our shared cultural heritage. This international event draws worldwide participation. Our 2013 edition represents the tenth annual installment of this event. For the 2013 Festival edition, we expect to receive dozens of film entries from many countries and will screen the best of these for the May competition. As part of this event, we again will host an internationally acclaimed Keynote Speaker, whose name is yet to be announced. Again this year, will conduct a field tour to the Cascadia Cave rock art site. In 2013, as we do each year, we plan a suite of complementary activities at the University of Oregon Baker Downtown Center, which will include our Conference on Cultural Heritage Film, and our Video Bar, where all can see any of our film entries at individual viewing stations.
When and Where?
The tenth installment of TAC Festival will be held May 7-11, 2013. Film screenings take place in the Recital Hall at The Shedd Institute, in downtown Eugene, with other activities at the Baker Downtown Center.
Why is it?
- • To exhibit for our audiences the wonderful diversity of human cultures past and present in the exploration of our place in history and in our world. As a structured display of culture both in terms of heritage and the visual arts, this event excites and educates audiences about the human cultural legacy and encourages their support of heritage preservation. By demonstrating the many ways of being human, we promote a sense of tolerance and brotherhood among people of different geographic and ethnic backgrounds.
- • To promote this film genre and the makers of film and video productions about archaeology and indigenous peoples. The Festival encourages and inspires film producers to create more works exploring the human past and human cultural diversity
- • To foster cultural literacy and promote diversity for all ages by broadening their outlook and understanding of other peoples, their cultural lifeways, and their diverse relationships with the natural world. Such knowledge of the human past can inform future choices and behaviors in our relations to each other and to the earth.
- • The benefits of the Festival extend well beyond the immediate pleasures of the viewing audience and out into the wider community.
- • The focus on the surprising diversity of cultures that exist and have existed on our planet benefits audience members by enriching their knowledge of the human cultural legacy.
- • This high-quality program meets the need for Eugene to develop a strong downtown with dynamic cultural activities that will attract tourism and investment into the future. In fact, the Festival is exactly the kind of cultural activity encouraged by the Eugene Downtown Plan.
- • The Convention and Visitors Association of Lane County estimates an annual net financial gain of $250,000 for the community from the Festival. This is good for the Lane County and Oregon economies and additional support for the non-profit sector, which provides 12.2 percent of all Lane County jobs.
- • The state of Oregon and Lane County benefit from the prestige of having an international film festival within their borders. The Archaeology Channel International Film and Video Festival bridges the past and present and positions Oregon as a key meeting ground for this important cultural dialogue.
- • This event creates a positive impression of our community and our state at the international level and generates continued community support for the festival. Because this is the first and only competitive festival of its kind in all of the Western Hemisphere, it puts Oregon on the map as a cultural leader in our nation.
- • The films offer an arena for indigenous groups and their often-ignored stories to be voiced and heard. Films presented illustrate the many faces of humanity and demonstrate that although human cultures are distinct, we are indeed all one people. By including indigenous peoples and cultural representatives from different countries, we provide a forum for inter-cultural dialogue and diverse cultural perspectives.
- • TAC Festival affords producers and directors from around the world the opportunity to present their works to live audiences in a juried festival and to learn from each other through our Conference on Cultural Heritage Film, thus encouraging the production of more and better works in this important film genre.
- • Our worldwide participants and presenters create the opportunity for a global dialogue concerning diversity, art and culture. The cross-cultural exchange that occurs among international participants, cultural representatives and our Oregon audiences is a contribution to the pan-human culture evolving in the 21st Century and is an educational resource for young and old.
How do sponsors benefit?
Sponsors ofTAC Festival will gain visibility to our audience in a wide variety of ways, depending on the level of their sponsorship. Sponsors will be acknowledged in these ways:
- • In the Festival Program. All sponsors will be listed by name in the Program and have the option to include their logos there. Sponsors also have the option to reserve space in the Program for special display messages.
- • The Festival slide show. These slides, including still images with sponsor logos and messages, will scroll before screenings and during intermissions on the big screen in the Recital Hall.
- • From the podium. All sponsors will be announced from the Recital Hall podium during the introduction for each Festival session.
- • On The Archaeology Channel Web site. All sponsors will be listed, either by text name or graphic logo linked to their own Web sites, on the TAC Festival page (www.archaeologychannel.org/content/TACfestival.shtml).
- • Sponsors wishing to gain visibility in local communities around Oregon can also support the ArchaeologyFest Film Series (AFFS), which takes each year’s top TAC Festival films to venues in six Oregon communities: Ashland, Bend, Eugene, and Portland. AFFS sponsors will be featured on the TAC pages devoted to the venues that they sponsor.
Depending on contribution level, sponsors will receive complimentary benefits, which may include:
- • Tickets for film screenings
- • A special Vendor Informational table in The Shedd Institute Living Room
- • A private dinner reception to celebrate and mingle with Festival presenters
- • A festival award in the sponsor’s name
- • A listing, logo, banner, or page in the Festival program
- • Passes to the Awards Reception$ A banner or message in the Festival slide show on the big screen
- • Acknowledgement from the podium in The Shedd Institute Recital Hall
- • A Festival page logo and link on The Archaeology Channel (www.archaeologychannel.org)
TAC Festival 2013 Sponsor Levels and Benefits