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 21st Annual edition of The Archaeology Channel International Film Festival will run from Wednesday, May 15th, through Sunday, May 19th, 2024, with most venues located in downtown Eugene, Oregon.

Please read the Rules & Terms for the complete entry process!

Film selected for awards will receive a certificate of award and continued promotion on The Archaeology Channel (

Jury Awards 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

Winners of the Jury Awards and the Audience Favorite Award will be presented with an Archy, The Archaeology Channel International Film Festival award trophy.

Submission to the 2024 edition of 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 2024 TAC International Film Festival, submitted work must have been completed after January 1, 2017.

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, IF ASSESSED, ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

Digital film copies must be provided for submissions to be reviewed by the TACIFF programming committee.

Entrants will be notified of their submission’s selection status on or before January 1, 2024.

If accepted, the entrant agrees to provide an exhibition file in TACIFF's required format by April 1, 2024. All films must be 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, are the sole responsibility of the entrant.

Entrant also agrees to allow TACIFF to keep a copy of each submission in the TACIFF Video Bar, should it be accepted as a Festival entry. 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, but only from May 16 to 19, 2024. (To opt out of the TACIFF Video Bar, please notify TACIFF in writing by February 1, 2024.)

If the submission becomes an "Official Selection" 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 shipped from outside the United States must be sent "free domicile" to the TACIFF office, with all transportation charges, duties, and taxes prepaid by the 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 copies.


Submission Guidelines:

This, the twenty-first edition of The Archaeology Channel International Film Festival, features films produced between 2017 and 2023 about archaeology, cultural heritage and indigenous peoples. A $10 USD fee will be assessed for those submitting films. These fees contribute to growing the Festival. ENTRY FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. See further details posted on The Archaeology Channel ( ENTRY VIA FilmFreeway IS THE PRIMARY PROCESS. YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL INFORMATION REQUESTED FOR YOUR FILM TO BE OFFICIALLY ENTERED. REFER TO OUR CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR CONTACT THE FESTIVAL:

• Completed entry process on FilmFreeway for each film submission, including payment of entry fee. (For consideration for a fee waiver, contact:, with the subject: Festival Fee Waiver)
• For film review, please allow the download of your film on FilmFreeway or provide an alternative method. Max file size allowed: 5GB.
• 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.
• Films must have been produced in 2017 or later and must be in English or have English subtitles.

Overall Rating
  • A very fine festival, where my film « Mamody, the last baobab digger » was in selection this year and won five awards. Extraordinary recognition, then, for the Archaeology Channel International Film Festival, whose organising team is particularly friendly, professional and communicates excellently. I highly recommend this unique festival.

    June 2023
  • Michael Rainin

    Excellent Festival! A rich and robust collection of films.

    June 2023
  • Congratulations for the successful holding of this period of your good festival. I was honored to attend your festival.
    I wish you and your precious festival the best of success.

    September 2022
  • The TAC International Film Festival is a festival of great cultural importance. I was able to feel through all the exchanges I had with Rick, Grace, Robert and Jessica a great open-mindedness and a real passion for cultural heritage. I take this opportunity to thank them once again for having welcomed our film with so much generosity.

    May 2022
  • Yiannis Spiliopoulos

    I really enjoyed communicating with this festival - everything went very smoothly.

    May 2022