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 17th American Conservation Film Festival took place in October/November 2019. See: conservationfilmfest.org/2019-films
The American Conservation Film Festival has SHIFTED to Spring!
We are transitioning the annual festival to five consecutive days in early spring in response to your feedback and a number of factors. We feel this shift will result in a more robust festival experience for everyone and look forward to welcoming spring every year with powerful films, programs, festivities, and YOU!
We have a number of events planned throughout 2020 and around the region to keep you engaged, informed, and inspired. Check our website and follow us on social media to stay in the know. Thank you for your continued support!
Save the date!
March 24 – 28, 2021
Please visit our website: www.conservationfilm.org for more information on ACFF and the film submission process.