The Archaeology Channel International Film Festival

May 1 – 5, 2019
Event Date

The Archaeology Channel International Film Festival is a juried international competition in the cultural heritage/archaeology film genre, bringing you the world’s best films relating to archaeology, ancient and indigenous cultures, and their world. This Festival is a counterpart to popular European archaeological and cultural film festivals found in places like Amiens, Athens, Bordeaux, Brussels, Kiel, Nyon, Istanbul, Rome, and Rovereto.

The next year's 16th Annual The Archaeology Channel International Film Festival will run from Wednesday, May 1st - Sunday, May 5th, 2019, with most venues located in Downtown Eugene, Oregon.

Awards & Prizes
Certificate of award. Promotion on The Archaeology Channel website.

Awards decided by Jury include:

Best Film

Best Narration

Best Animation & Effects

Best Public Education Value

Best Script

Best Cinematography

Best Music

Most Inspirational

with additional special mentions at the Juries discretion.

Audience Favorite Award

Rules & Terms
Submission to the 2019 The Archaeology Channel International Film Festival (TACIFF) constitutes an agreement with all Festival terms and conditions, and permission to exhibit the work during the Festival if selected. Entrants warrant that they have the legal right to submit the work to TACIFF, that all statements made in this application are true and accurate, and that all necessary rights and clearances have been secured to exhibit the work at the Festival in Eugene, Oregon, USA.
To be eligible for the 2019 TAC International Film Festival, submitted work must have been completed after January 1, 2012.
Work accepted to screen at the Festival will be programmed in competitive and non-competitive categories at the sole discretion of TACIFF. Venue(s), program time(s) and number of screenings of selected work are also at the sole discretion of TACIFF. The number of scheduling slots available for competitive and non-competitive narrative features, documentary features and short films may vary from year to year.
TACIFF DOES NOT provide screening fees or honorariums for submitted work — or for any film screening as part of the festival’s juried competition. Films not accepted into the juried competition may still be eligible for audience awards, as determined by the TACIFF programming committee.
TACIFF may deny acceptance of any film at its sole discretion. ENTRY FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
Digital film copies must be provided for submissions to be reviewed by the TACIFF programming committee. If not provided through the submission platform (FilmFreeway), a method as determined on the completed entry form will be used.
Entrants will be notified of their submission’s selection status on or about January 1, 2019.
If accepted, the entrant agrees to provide an exhibition file in TACIFF's required format by April 1, 2019. Foreign language films must be subtitled in English or with English Subtitling. Any costs necessary to deliver the exhibition file to TACIFF in the required format, or for any necessary subtitling, is the sole responsibility of the entrant.
Entrant also agrees to allow TACIFF to keep a copy of their submission in the TACIFF Video Bar, should it be accepted into the festival’s lineup. The Festival Video Bar allows audience members in Eugene to enjoy films that have been submitted and accepted to the Festival, on individual viewing stations on demand, outside of any scheduled screening times. (To opt out of the TACIFF Video Bar, please notify TACIFF in writing by February 1, 2019.)
If the submission becomes an "Official Selection" and/or wins a Jury or Audience Award, TACIFF requests that this be noted on promotional materials. Festival laurels are available to all Official Selections and Award winners.
All materials sent from outside the United States must be sent "free domicile" to the TACIFF office, with all transportation charges, duties and taxes prepaid by shipper. TACIFF will not handle customs clearances, so please be sure to include all of the proper customs documentation required by your shipping service.
Although every possible care will be taken with exhibition material in our possession, TACIFF is not responsible for loss or damage. Please do not send originals, special prints or master tapes.


Submission Guidelines:

This, the sixteenth TAC International Film Festival, features films produced between 2012 and 2018 about archaeology, cultural heritage and indigenous peoples. No fee will be charged or paid for those submitting films, except online entries through FilmFreeway, for which we have a $10 USD charge. ENTRY FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. See further details posted on The Archaeology Channel ( YOU MUST COMPLETE OUR ENTRY FORM FOR YOUR FILM TO BE OFFICIALLY ENTERED.

 Completed entry form for each film and a review copy of each film. Film summary required. We rely on you for information! Read the form carefully and be accurate and complete!
 For film review, please send one digital file copy in either NTSC or PAL TV systems. Do not send DVDs or Blu-ray disks as review copies. Contact us for file transfer information.
 A maximum of two films by each entrant producer may be submitted. Distributors may send films from multiple producers (limit of two per producer). Entrant distributors must provide assurance that the producers of entered films have been contacted and have agreed to the film entry. Each individual film submission must be accompanied by a signed official entry form.
 Films must have been produced in 2012 or later and must be in English or have English subtitles.

For official entry see our Festival page:


Films from the Washington Film Festival screening at the World Film Fair

Director: Farhad Pakdel
Director: Jesse Pickett
Director: Elliot Spencer