The American Conservation Film Festival (ACFF) is an annual, four day festival held in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, a vibrant arts community 70 miles west of the nation’s capital.
ACFF is dedicated to promoting outstanding, environmental conservation films from professional filmmakers and students alike.
We screen films that illuminate:
- Human interactions with wildlife and wild places.
- Issues driven by natural resource conservation.
- Humans as part of the environment and/or living in a continuum of cultural tradition.
- Conservation of cultures, communities, and or lifestyles in conjunction with changes in the natural world.
- How youth encounter and understand the natural world.
The 18th American Conservation Film Festival took place from March 24 – 28, 2021. See: conservationfilmfest.org/2021-film-archives
The 2022 Festival plans to utilize live venues providing screenings for a broad range of conservation films, some of which rarely receive a wide showing. Pending filmmaker permissions, films will also be included in our online streaming offerings with closed captions available for each film. Our first online festival in 2021 more than doubled our audience and reached viewers in 30 countries.
Check out this short from 2019's Festival to learn more about ACFF - vimeo.com/544737449
More info and enter here: filmfreeway.com/ACFF