Press Release









2018 Arkhaios Film Festival

Columbia, SC 


October 12-14, 2018 

PR 2018-11
Press Release For Immediate Release


6th Annual Arkhaios Film Festival
A Rich Tapestry of World Cultures

Filmmaker Brent E. HUFFMAN –

2018 Arkhaios Jury President

 Pittsburgh, PA – Jean F Guilleux, Arkhaios Film Festival founder is pleased to announce the filmmaker Brent E. Huffman will serve as the 2018 Jury President of the juried competition.  The 6th Annual Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival will be held Oct. 12-14, 2018 at the Theater of the Richland Library Main in Columbia, SC. Details and announcements to continue, as other communities will host mini festivals featuring Arkhaios films winners.

A race against time to save a 5,000-year-old archaeological site in Afghanistan threatened by a Chinese state-owned copper mine”, Brent E. Huffman’s film “Saving Mes Aynak” won the 2015 Arkhaios Grand Prize and Audience Award. The film has screened across 4 continents in over 80 cities around the world, collecting over thirty awards.


BIOGRAPHY: Brent E. Huffman
Brent E. Huffman is an award-winning director, writer, and cinematographer of documentaries and television programs. His work ranges from documentaries aired on Netflix, The Discovery Channel, The National Geographic Channel, NBC, CNN, PBS and Al Jazeera, to Sundance Film Festival premieres, to ethnographic films made for the China Exploration and Research Society. He has also directed, produced, shot, and edited short documentaries for online outlets like The New York Times, TIME, Salon, Huffington Post and PBS Arts. 

Huffman has been making social issue documentaries and environmental films for nearly two decades in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. These films have gone on to win numerous awards including a Primetime Emmy, Silver Plaque from the Chicago International Film Festival, IAFOR Documentary Award, MacArthur Documentary Grant, Best Film at CinemAmbiente International Environmental Film Festival, Best Conservation Film-Jackson Hole, five Cine Golden Eagle Awards, a National College Emmy, a Student Academy Award and a Grand Jury Award at AFI’s SILVERDOCS.

Brent Huffman is also an associate professor at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University where he teaches documentary production and theory.


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The Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Events corporation is a non-profit organization producing the Arkhaios Film Festival in South Carolina, and the Conference and Film Festival in Pittsburgh, PA.

The three-day Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival is an annual event, part of the annual South Carolina Archaeology Month. It is free, open to the public, and is an educational event showcasing the discovery of past cultures gained from archaeological research and illustrated by documentary films.

The Arkhaios Film Festival is sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Heritage Trust, the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology (SCIAA), the Department of Anthropology, University of South Carolina, the Greater Piedmont Chapter of The Explorers Club.

Information is available at: http://www.arkhaiosfilmfestival.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArkhaiosFilmFestival

For more information, contact Arkhaios Film Festival info@arkhaiosfilmfestival.org.
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