Don’t Miss Out! Call for Entries for 2015 LegacyQuest International Film and Video Festival for Tweens

Letter of Intent Deadline– December 12, 2014

(Please contact us at if you need an extension)

Final Entry Submission Deadline– February 27, 2015

View our invitational video below and scroll down for details about the festival and how your students can get involved!

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AntiquityNOW (AN) and Archaeological Legacy Institute (ALI) announce a call for entries for the 2015 LegacyQuest International Children’s Film and Video Festival. Held in conjunction with The Archaeology Channel’s (TAC) International Film and Video Festival, May 15-19, 2015 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 – 8th grades) in the United States and abroad. To be eligible for consideration, films must be five minutes in length, produced in 2014 or 2015 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.

Catie quoteClick here to view the 2014 festival entries and click here to view a blog post describing each entry.

Entries may be submitted by an individual student (with parent) or by a group or class under the guidance of a teacher (with parents’ permissions).

The concept for the 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.  

“Through LegacyQuest we are looking to showcase the talents of young people in bringing the ancient past to life,” said Shirley K. Gazsi, president of AntiquityNOW.  “LegacyQuest is designed to encourage youths to investigate how much we owe to the ingenuity of our ancestors.”

“LegacyQuest is a natural extension of TAC Festival,” said Richard Pettigrew, executive director of Archaeological Legacy Institute.  “We’ve always wanted to involve young people in our event and the connection with AntiquityNOW gives us such an opportunity.  Both organizations are keenly interested in demonstrating the value of exploring the human past and expanding the consciousness of new generations of people.  What better way than having them make movies?”

Guide 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.

Britta QuoteLetters of Intent (in English) with a description of the video or film are due December 12, 2014 (Please contact AntiquityNOW at if you need an extension.) .  Final submissions are due February 27, 2015.

For full submission details and examples of video topics visit official LegacyQuest page.

Click here to download the press release.

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