Archaeology is alive and well in Beaufort County as the two programs we've held with the Hilton Head Chapter, Archaeological Society of South Carolina and the Beaufort County Planning Department have indicated. But there is something new and exciting this year - the Arkhaois Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival.
Beaufort County is in for an extra special Archaeology Month treat, on October 24 - 26th, when the inaugural Arkhaois Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival kicks off at Coligny Theater on Hilton Head Island.
Jean Guilleux, event founder announced there are several films that will be premiering at Arkhaios and the South Carolina Heritage film slots have been filled.
Guilleux says, ”We are pleased that so many SC film makers have shown interest in presenting their works on cultural, historical and archaeological subjects. The last movie shown each day is dedicated to South Carolina heritage. We will also have a daily audience participation vote for the Favorite Film of the Day. All awards will be presented on Saturday , Oct. 26th at 5:45. All shows are free and open to the public.”
He adds that "We have many volunteers who are making this project flow on schedule and who are very generous with their time. We encourage our patrons to visit our Facebook page and website for updates.”
The festival schedule is online through the Coastal Discovery Museum website. The Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival is on Facebook and will post updates on their Facebook page. T
he page also displays a video, trailer of the film, and a brief synopsis of each film.
Presenting sponsors include Coastal Discovery Museum, SC Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology of the University of South Carolina, the Humanities CouncilSC, the Arts Council of South Carolina, the Archaeological Society of SC, and The Savannah River Archaeological Research Program.