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ArchaeologyFest Film Series:

Best of 2014!







Archaeological Legacy Institute and its partners around the state of Oregon are pleased to present the best films from the 2014 edition of The Archaeology Channel International Film and Video Festival. Archaeology Fest Film Series, Best of 2014, travels to venues in Eugene, Ashland, Portland, and Bend between October 2014 and February 2015. Top-rated by the Festival jury and audience, these films are organized into two-hour evening programs. The series is a benefit for the Festival, an annual spring event in downtown Eugene and the only film competition for its genre in the Western Hemisphere.

 

For program specifics for each locale, click on the venue names below. All proceeds go to support TAC Festival (next edition: May 15-19, 2015, in Eugene). Film information is at the bottom of the page. Program content may vary from venue to venue.

 

 

Dates and Venues:

 

September 26 and 27 and October 3 and 4, 2014
Bijou Metro
Eugene, Oregon

 

November 7, 8, 14, and 15, 2014
Science Works
Ashland, Oregon

 

January, Specific Dates TBA
Fifth Avenue Cinema, Portland State University
Portland, Oregon

 

February 20, 21, 27, and 28, 2015
Central Oregon Community College
Bend, Oregon

 

 

The Films (click on film titles to see clips and more information on each film):

 

Program A

 

Davis Bottom: Rare History, Valuable Lives (USA) 56 min. (Honorable Mention by Jury for Music; Special Mention by Jury for Best Use of Social History)

 

Smokin’ Fish (USA) 80 min. (Honorable Mention by Jury in Best Film competition; Honorable Mention by Jury for Narration; Honorable Mention by Jury for Public Education Value; Best Music by Jury; Honorable Mention by Jury for Inspiration; Honorable Mention in Audience Favorite competition)

 

 

Program B

 

Discovering Dave: Spirit Captured in Clay (USA) 49 min. (Honorable Mention by Jury in Best Film competition; Honorable Mention by Jury for Narration; Honorable Mention by Jury for Public Education Value; Honorable Mention by Jury for Script; Most Inspirational by Jury)

 

Stori Tumbuna: Ancestors’ Tales (New Zealand) 89 min.

 

 

Program C

 

Building Pharaoh’s Chariot (USA) 52 min. (Honorable Mention by Jury for Animation & Effects; Honorable Mention by Jury for Public Education Value; Honorable Mention by Jury for Script; Honorable Mention by Jury for Cinematography; Honorable Mention in Audience Favorite competition)

 

Dancing Salmon Home (USA) 66 min. (Honorable Mention in Audience Favorite competition)

 

 

Program D

 

Framing the Other (Netherlands) 25 min. (Honorable Mention by Jury in Best Film competition; Honorable Mention by Jury for Narration; Best Public Education Value by Jury; Honorable Mention by Jury for Script; Honorable Mention by Jury for Music; Honorable Mention by Jury for Inspiration; Audience Favorite)

 

Dance of the Maize God (USA) 96 min. (Best Film by Jury; Honorable Mention by Jury for Narration; Best Animation & Effects by Jury; Honorable Mention by Jury for Public Education Value; Best Script by Jury; Honorable Mention by Jury for Cinematography; Honorable Mention by Jury for Music; Honorable Mention by Jury for Inspiration; Honorable Mention in Audience Favorite competition)