NEW YORK, New York, September 21, 2015—AntiquityNOW (AN) and Archaeological Legacy Institute (ALI) announce a call for entries for the 2016 LegacyQuest International Children’s Film and Video Festival. Held in conjunction with The Archaeology Channel
(TAC) International Film and Video Festival, May 11-15, 2016, in Eugene, Oregon, the LegacyQuest Festival invites young learners to explore how the ancient past influences their lives today through visual storytelling. The competition is open to students between the ages of 12 and 15 (6th
grades) in the United States and abroad. To be eligible for consideration, films must be five minutes in length, produced in 2015 or 2016 and focus on subject matter related to antiquity’s legacy.
Filmmakers are encouraged to submit videos that represent antiquity’s legacy in contemporary life. For example, students may show how today’s green technology has roots in ancient people’s use of thermal energy and wind power to heat their homes and pump their water. Creative and varied perspectives of historical and modern connections can be captured in a range of video forms, including documentary, narrative and journalistic, as well as interpretive styles using music or art.
“We live in an exciting age of innovation,” said Shirley K. Gazsi, president of AntiquityNOW. “Through LegacyQuest we are looking to spark the minds and creative talents of young people to demonstrate how much we owe today’s invention to the ingenuity of our ancestors.”
“LegacyQuest fits nicely with TAC Festival,” remarked Richard Pettigrew, Executive Director of Archaeological Legacy Institute. “Our connection with AntiquityNOW gives us the opportunity we’ve always wanted to involve young people in our event. Both our organizations feel strongly about the value of exploring the human past and expanding the consciousness of new generations of people. Having them make movies is the perfect idea!”
Entries may be submitted by an individual student (with approval from a legal parent or guardian) or by a group or class under the guidance of a teacher (with parents’ permission). The entry process involves a Letter of Intent first, followed by the film entry itself.
The LegacyQuest festival was designed in accordance with U.S. social studies programs and correlates with the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies: A Framework for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
For more information and to view previous festival entries, please visit http://antiquitynow.org/antiquitynow-month/legacy-quest-festival/
Guidelines for submission:
Videos or films should be five minutes in length. Along with the video or film, registrants must include an Entry Form, research notes, storyboard (optional) and script. A short essay (250-500 words, in English) on why this particular topic was chosen, biographies of participants, a feedback form and translation of materials to English, if necessary, are also required.
for full submission details and examples of video topics.
Letters of Intent (in English) with a description of the video or film are due December 11, 2015
. Final submissions are due February 26, 2016
raises awareness of the importance of preserving our cultural heritage by demonstrating how antiquity’s legacy influences and shapes our lives today and for generations to come. Through public engagement, educational programs, and advocacy on behalf of our collective world heritage, AntiquityNOW illustrates that humankind’s commonalities are stronger than its differences and fosters a sense of global community.
AntiquityNOW is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purpose of AntiquityNOW must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Archaeological Legacy Institute
is a U.S. non-profit dedicated to sharing the human story with the rest of humanity through the use of cutting-edge technology. Its principal project is The Archaeology Channel
(http://www.archaeologychannel.org), a streaming-media website where video and audio programs are shown on demand and a wide variety of other information about archaeology and indigenous peoples worldwide is available.
The LegacyQuest logo was adapted from “Walk in the Sun” by Dan Fenelon, AntiquityNOW’s virtual artist-in-residence.