(Published September 13, 2016

by SCAPOD in Events)




at the

2016 Festival​

About the Arkhaios poster
,artist Amiri Farris


Twenty-five years ago, October was designated as Archaeology Month in South Carolina and there are always a plethora of fascinating events and programs highlighting the world of archaeology from which to choose. One such event that has quickly become a favorite is the Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival, one of only two archaeological film festivals held in the United States of America. Arkhaios, now in its fourth year, takes place on Hilton Head Island, SC and was founded by Jean Guilleux, an avocational archaeologist.

Film Registration Here

Dr. Kimberly Cavanagh ​

University of South Carolina-Beaufort

Arkhaios 2016:

3 Days, 19 Films,

10 Countries, 15 Cultures
A Rich Tapestry of World Cultures

The 2017 Screening Committee is reviewing the films

Intended to be an educational event showcasing the discovery of past cultures gained from archaeological research, illustrated by documentary films, it is also meant to encourage initiatives and exchanges between the different actors of the world of archaeological films. Too often these productions, which fuse art and science, are unknown and suffer from limited distribution channels. As well, a key goal of the festival is to trigger the interest of the South Carolinian filmmakers to apply their art to the state’s history...... 

Film Registration


Film Selection under review

Arkhaios Film Festival celebrates cultural heritage

Reprint - Hilton Head Sun, October 5, 2016



Ark​haios 2016

Arkhaios 2017

A quick review of some of the trailers of the films screened at the festival last year.
2016 Trailer