1. International Archaeology Film Festival
April 20th - 23rd, 1994
R E V I E W
The first International Archaeology-Film-Festival in Germany took place from April 20th to 23rd at the Kunsthalle in Kiel.
It was organized by the Arbeitsgruppe Film (working group film) of the Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel and the association Freunde der Antike e.v. (Friends of the Antiquity), Kiel.
The project was granted financial support e.g. by the Unabhängige Landesanstalt für das Rundfunkwesen (ULR) (Independent State Board for Broadcasting), the Kulturstiftung des Landes Schleswig-Holstein (Cultural foundation of Schleswig-Holstein), the S-Finanzgruppe, the Film Club Kiel e.V. and private sponsors.
The response to this initiative was impressive: 145 films from 10 countries registered, 52 of which, produced in 9 countries (France, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Mexico and Germany), were selected for the festival.
Central to the festival was the competition in which films produced since 1990 could take part. An international jury decided upon awarding the five festival-prizes. In addition to the prizes awarded by the jury the general audience was entitled to award a socalled Publikumspreis honoring the film with the greatest public appeal.
The prizes were handed over by the Minister-President of Schleswig-Holstein.
The official opening speech was given by the Minister of Science, Research and Culture of Schleswig-Holstein.
On show were 12 different programmes as well as a finishing repetitive showing of the prize-awarded films.
Side by side with the films in competition there were put on show a retrospective of prizewinners of other international festivals and a retrospective "The early beginnings of the archaeological film" with rarities from the Twenties and Thirties.
Particularly the early morning shows were intended, and used accordingly, as an offer for school-classes.
As an integral part of the festival a symposium took place concentrating on the subject "Archaeology and Film".
CINARCHEA '94 was attended by more than 1.300 visitors. Roughly 50 archaeologists, filmmakers and other guests from here and abroad visited the festival. The press, print media, radio and television reported on this event in manifold publications.
A bilingual (German/English) festival-catalogue was produced.
An animated film-spot of 40 seconds started each of the film-programmes.