Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival on Hilton Head Island
Sponsored by Coastal Discovery Museum of Hilton Head, SC Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of South Carolina
Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 1:00pm to Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 6:00pm
The Coligny Theatre
Hilton Head, SC
The Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival has been created to become an annual event as part of the South Carolina Archaeology Month programming, and will take place on Hilton Head Island, SC. The Mission is a free event to the public intended to be an educational event to showcase the discovery of past cultures gained from archaeological research, and illustrated by documentary films. The Mission is also to encourage initiatives and exchanges between the different actors of the world of archaeological films whose productions, often of great artistic and scientific quality, are unknown and suffer from the weakness of the traditional distribution channels. It is finally, to trigger the interest of the South Carolinian film-makers to apply their art to the State history. Film Selection: 2013 being the first year of this annual event, the films will be selected from The Archaeology Channel (TAC) Festival award winners of their May 2013 Festival. Starting in 2014, the list of films retained to participate in the competition of the Arkhaios Festival will be established by a Selection Committee, and a Jury will award prizes. Programming: The Festival will showcase three tracks: Cultural Heritage, Archaeology, and South Carolina History. Each documentary will be introduced to the audience by the producer/ filmmaker or an expert from academia. The Festival attendees will select the "Audience Favorite Award" winner. The total actual viewing is 11 hours, of which three hours are the South Carolina track.