ArchaeologyFest Film Series:
Best of 2012!
Archaeological Legacy Institute and its partners around the state of Oregon are pleased to present the best films from the 2012 edition of The Archaeology Channel International Film and Video Festival. Archaeology Fest Film Series, Best of 2012, travels to venues in Ashland, Portland, and Bend between November 2012 and February 2013. 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. In each case, tickets are $6.00 at the door. All proceeds go to support TAC Festival (next edition: May 7-11, 2013, in the Recital Hall at The Shedd Institute in Eugene). Film information is at the bottom of the page. Program content may vary from venue to venue.
The Films (click on film titles to see clips and more information on each film)
An Introduction to Contemporary Archaeology (UK) 9 min. (Honorable Mention by jury in Best Film competition, for Narration, for Public Education Value, and for Inspiration; Special Mention by jury for most innovative representation of archaeology)
The Lord of Sipan (Spain) 52 min. (Audience Favorite)
The Tomb of the Hidden Mummies (Greece) 10 min.(Honorable Mention by jury in Animation and Effects)
A Gift from Talking God (USA) 30 min.(Honorable Mention by Audience in Audience Favorite competition)
A Treasure of Gold (Greece) 9 min.
Etruscan Odyssey: Expanding Archaeology (USA) 17 min.
The Fate of Old Beijing (China) 20 min.
Bitter Roots (USA) 71 min.(Special Mention by jury for best representation of cultural change; Honorable Mention by jury for Public Education Value)
Mémère Métisse (Canada) 30 min. (Honorable Mention by jury for Inspiration)
Robert Blake and the Civil War Sieges of Taunton (UK) 12 min. (Best Narration and Best Music by jury; Honorable Mention by jury in Script, Cinematography, and in Best Film competition)
Ramesses the Second: The Great Journey (France) 63 min. (Best Animation and Effects by Jury; Honorable Mention by jury in Best Film competition, Public Education Value, Script, Cinematography, Music, and in Audience Favorite competition)
The Renaissance of Mata Ortiz (USA) 54 min. (Best Script and Most Inspirational by jury; Honorable Mention by jury in Best Film competition, Narration, Public Education Value, Cinematography, and Music; Honorable Mention by audience in Audience Favorite competition; Special Mention by jury for best representation of sustainability of cultural change)
The Hobbit Enigma (Australia) 52 min. (Best Film, Best Cinematography and Best Public Education Value by jury; Honorable Mention by jury for Narration, Animation and Effects, Script, and Inspiration; Special Mention by jury for best representation of archaeology)