MAP of Saving Mes Aynak screenings

Saving Mes Aynak has screened across 4 continents in over 80 cities around the world. Click and drag through the map to see all locations.


 

Awards

Grand Prize & audience Award

International Festival of Archaeological Film of Bidasoa | San Sebastian & Irun, Spain

 

grand prize & Audience award

ICRONOS - International Festival of Archaeological Films | Bordeaux, France

 

Grand Prize

AGON - the 10th International Meeting of Archaeology Films | Athens, Greece

 

best international documentary feature

Life After Oil International Film Festival | Sardinia, Italy

 

Green Spark Award

American Conservation Film Festival  | USA

 

The 37th telly award

Best Documentary Feature | Worldwide

 

Silver plaque for best documentary in arts & humanities

Chicago International Film Festival TV Awards | USA

 

special jury mention

Master of Art Film Festival | Sofia, Bulgaria

 

Abu Rayhan Biruni Award

Ahvaz International Science Film Festival | Ahvaz, Iran
 

Grand Prize 

Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival | Hilton Head Island, SC
 

Audience Favorite Film Award

Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival | Hilton Head Island, SC
 

Best Documentary, Intl One-Hour Film Competition 

Cinemambiente Environmental Film Festival | Turin, Italy
 

Best Film 

The Archaeology Channel International Film & Video Festival | Eugene OR
 

Best Public Education Value

The Archaeology Channel International Film & Video Festival | Eugene, OR
 

Honorable Mention by Jury For Inspiration

 The Archaeology Channel International Film & Video Festival | Eugene, OR
 

Best Director

Association for Asian Studies Film Expo | Chicago, IL


IDFA Honorary Award for 2015 — Brent Huffman for Saving Mes Aynak

IAFOR Documentary Film Award , The International Academic Forum| Kobe, Japan


Television Broadcasts

BTN (Buddhist True network)

August 17, 2016 | South Korea

 

AL JAZEERA ENGLISH - REBROADCAST

June 23, 2016 

 

NHK

May 7, 2016 | Japan

 

Al Jazeera English

July 1, 2015 | Witness Programme  
 

SRF (SCHWEIZER RADIO UND FERNSEHEN)

July 5, 2015 | Swiss TV
 

Al Jazeera America

July 12 & 18, 2015  + December 24 & 26, 2015 | AJAM Presents


RTL Television

2015 | German TV


RSI (Radiotelevisione svizzera)

2015 | Swiss TV
 

KLASIK TV

2016 | Croatia
 

HISTOIRE (HD1)

2016 | France


Festivals

IDFA (INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTAry film festival amsterdam) — World Premiere

November 2014 | Amsterdam, Netherlands
 

FIPA  (Festival International De Programmes Audiovisuels)

January 21, 2015 | Biarritz, France
 

AHVAZ INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL —Middle East premiere 

February 2015 | Ahvaz, Iran
 

INTERNATIONAL VERA FILM FESTIVAL

March 13, 2015 | Mariehamn, Åland, Finland
 

Association for Asian studies film expo

March 27, 2015 | Chicago, IL
 

Millenium International Film Festival

March 28, 2015 | Brussels, Belgium
 

AMDOCS (AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL)  — NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE 

March 28, 2015 | Palm Springs, CA
 

FULL FRAME DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 

April 11, 2015 | Durham, NC
 

Festival of Tolerance

April 14, 2015 | Zagreb, Croatia
 

EDOC '14 (ENCUENTROS DEL OTRO CINE) — South American Premiere 

May 2015 | Quito, Ecuador
 

The Archaeology Channel International Film And Video Festival

May 15, 2015 | Eugene, OR
 

Dokufest (International Documentary & short film festival)

August 12, 2015 | Prizren, Republic of Kosovo
 

Doku.Arts Film Festival: Architecture in motion

September 18, 2015 | Berlin, Germany
 

International Human Rights Film Festival

September 21, 2015 | Tiranë, Albania
 

Cinemambiente Environmental Film Festival 

October 9, 2015 | Turin, Italy
 

Arkhaios Cultural Heritage & Archaeology Film Festival

October 24, 2015 | Hilton Head Island, SC
 

Providence Art & Design Film Festival

October 31, 2015 | Providence, RI
 

"Buddha Goes Boppard" Doku Film Festival

 November 1, 2015 | Boppard, Germany
 

InScience: Dutch International Science Film Festival

November 6 - 7, 2015 | Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands
 

IAFOR Documentary Film Award & Festival — Japanese Premiere

November 14, 2015 | Kobe, Japan
 

Festival of South Asian Documentaries — south asian Premiere 

 November 19, 2015 | Kathmandu, Nepal  
 

REFRAME PETERBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL — Canadian Premiere

January 30, 2016 | Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
 

FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM SUR L'ART (FIFA)

March 10 - 20, 2016 | Montréal, Quebec, Canada
 

SAN FRANCISCO GREEN FILM FESTIVAL

April 14 - 20, 2016 | San Francisco, CA
 

SAN FRANCISCO GREEN FILM FESTIVAL - ENCORE SCREENING!

Oct 5, 2016 | San Francisco Public Library, USA

 

ROSHD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

2016 | Mashhad, Iran

 

MASTER OF ART FILM FESTIVAL

April 15 - 22, 2016 | Sofia, Bulgaria

 

LIFE AFTER OIL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Aug 4-7, 2016 | Sardinia, Italy

 

PYONGYANG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Sep 16-21, 2016 | North Korea

 

T.H.I.S. BUDDHIST FILM FESTIVAL

Sep 18, 2016 | Singapore

 

ICRONOS - FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM D'ARCHÉOLOGIE DE BORDEAUX

Oct 26-29, 2016 | France

 

THE 10TH INTERNATIONAL MEETING OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL FILMS - AGON

Oct 17 - 23, 2016 | Athens, Greece

 

AMERICAN CONSERVATION FILM FESTIVAL

October 21-23 & 28-30, 2016 | Shepherdstown, West Virginia

 

CHINA ONSCREEN BIENNIAL (COB)

Nov 9 | UCLA Television & Film Archive, Los Angeles, CA. Director Brent will Skype in.

Nov 27 | National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. Director Brent will attend in person.

 

GLIMMERGLASS FILM DAY

Nov 11, 2016 | Cooperstown, NY

Post-screening discussion led by Hannah Bloch, NPR Digital Editor, former Time correspondent in Afghanistan

 

BEIRUT ART FILM FESTIVAL

Nov 8 - 13, 2016  | Lebanon

 

16TH INTERNATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL FILM FESTIVAL OF THE BIDASOA

Nov 19 - 26, 2016 | San Sebastian & Irun, Spain

 

Afghan Documentary Film Festival

March - April | Stockholm, Sweden

 

International Archaeology Film Festival

March 19 | Verde Valley Archaeology Center, Camp Verde, AZ

 

AFGHANISTAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Spring 2017 | Stockholm, Sweden

 

Boston University American Institute of Afghan Studies

Spring 2017 | Boston, MA

 

World Environmental Film Festival

3-9 June, 2017 | Hyderabad, India

 


Notable Screenings

Block Museum of Art — Sneak Preview Screening

March 6, 2015 | Northwestern University


The Music Box Theatre — Chicago Premiere

June 2, 1015 | Chicago, IL
 

Ho Center for Buddhist Studies

May 7, 2015 | Stanford University
 

THE ORIENTAL INSTITUTE

June 23, 2015 | University of Chicago


Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

September 15, 2015 | Washington, DC
 

YALE HIMALAYA INSTITUTE

October 17, 2015 | Yale University
 

The IAFOR Documentary Film Award

November 14, 2015 | The International Academic Forum
 

Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures

December 15, 2015 | Prague, Czech Republic
 

Louvre - jOURNÉES INTERNATIONALES DU FILM SUR L’ART

 January 28, 2016 | Musée de Louvre — Paris, France
 

FORDHAM ART LAW SOCIETY

February 12, 2016 | Fordham University, New York, NY
 

GARDNER CENTER FOR ASIAN ART AND IDEAS

February 20, 2016 | Asian Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum
 

NORWICH UNIVERSITY

March 4, 2016, 2 - 4pm (ET) | Northfield, Vermont
 

HABIB UNIVERSITY

March 11 - 12, 2016 | Karachi, Pakistan

 

American University of afghanistan

April 3, 2016 | Kabul, Afghanistan


National Museums of World Culture

April 20, 2016 | Göteborg, Sweden
 

BUDDHISTDOOR - University of hong kong

April 23, 2016 | Hong Kong

 

SCREENING WITH THE SOLIDARITY PARTY OF AFGHANISTAN

Aug 4, 2016 | Kabul, Afghanistan

 

THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

Aug 13, 2016 | Chicago, USA

 

THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART

Sep 10, 2016 | Missouri, USA

 

MCDANIEL COLLEGE - WORLD WISE DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES

Nov 2, 2016 | Westminster, MD

 

Theoretical Archaeology Group conference

Dec 19-21 | University of Southampton, UK

 

University of Chicago

"Cultural Heritage and Cultural Diplomacy" class with Professor Larry Rothfield,

 

Museum of Macedonia

Feb 28, 2PM | with the Association of Archaeology Students of Skopje (Axios) at the University of Skopje

 

UC Berkeley

April 14, 2017 | Director Brent Huffman in Person

 

The Danish Film Institute/Cinematheque

April 21, 2017 | Gothersgade 55, 1123 København, Denmark

 

Midwest Buddhist Temple

April 23, 2017 | 435 W Menomonee St, Chicago, IL 60614

 

Buddhist Sitting Group 

April 1 | Emerson Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Georgia

 

Fowler Museum

June 21, 2017 | 7:00 PM | UCLA | Los Angeles, CA