“The Lord of Sipan”, the most ambitious Spanish Archaeology documentary film about the tomb of this ruler found in the North of Peru in 1987, has achieved an important award by The Archaeology Channel Film Festival (TAC). The audience of the festival has chosen this film as their favourite among all the contestants that participated in the official section, last May 8-12.
“The Archaeology Channel International Film and Video Festival” celebrated this year its 9th edition at the Shedd Institute in Eugene, Oregon (USA). 25 different films from different nationalities such as USA, Autralia, China, Canada, Taiwan or the UK, among others, were selected to run the official selection of this year. Explora’s production was the only Spanish representative during the tough competition, achieving the favour of the public.
“The Lord of Sipan” is a high-budget production by Explora Films & El Deseo (Pedro Amodóvar’s production company) with the support of RTVE. This award is to be added to previous ones by prestigious film festivals such as the Archaeology Film Festival of Bidasoa, The International Herigate Film Fest in Ronda or the Archaeology Film Festival of Brussels.
Jose Manuel Novoa has directed more than 150 documentaries. He has become one of the most recognised and awarded filmmakers in the genre internationally. He is currently working on his next film “The Lady of Cao”, currently in postproduction which release is expected by the end of June 2012.
Award Selections: http://www.archaeologychannel.org/content/film/filmawards_12.html