About ACFF

The American Conservation Film Festival is an annual event held in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, a vibrant arts community 70 miles west of the nation’s capital. The ACFF features films from a diverse group of conservation filmmakers from around the world.

As part of our mission, the ACFF:

  • Provides a venue for a diverse range of conservation films that rarely receive a wide showing;
  • Celebrates conservation film and video in the fun, eclectic atmosphere of historic Shepherdstown, WV;
  • Showcases independent, historic, publicly funded and Appalachian films;
  • Offers an education component that complements the film selections and supports those interested in conservation filmmaking.

Producer’s Campus

A Workshop Series on the Craft of Documentary Filmmaking
Presented in conjunction with the 13th annual American Conservation Film Festival. Producer’s Campus will be held on Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25 at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

For the past 12 years, ACFF has been promoting the best of conservation filmmaking from around the world. The Producer’s Campus leverages the convergence of great films, talented filmmakers, and film industry leaders to offer a filmmaking workshop experience found nowhere else.

Now in its fourth year, Producer’s Campus continues its tradition of drawing presenters from across the documentary film industry for workshops on conservation storytelling, camera and shooting gear, fundraising and distribution strategies and much more.


Take Action


Download 2015 Sponsorship Information Here

Sponsors of the Festival allow us to bring the best in conservation filmmaking to a growing and diverse audience coming from the 4-state and DC metro areas. Partner with us for targeted exposure and appreciation for your business or organization. Support the festival. Support your business.


  • Promotes your business or organization, positioning your brand as a good corporate citizen, with intense exposure over web, broadcast, print, and social media.
  • Builds brand awareness and increases profitability through a unique opportunity to engage your audience on a personal level.
  • Accesses a highly desirable visitor demographic from a 100-mile radius.
  • Invites you to attend films, workshops, and special events during the festival and throughout the year.
  • Helps in the mission to engage, inform and inspire a growing audience about conservation issues as well as giving filmmakers a platform  for exposure and education.

Join the list of our current contributors!

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If you have any questions and are interested in sponsoring the 2015 Festival, please contact Jennifer Lee at jennifer@conservationfilmfest.org.

The American Conservation Film Festival (ACFF) welcomes all voices to the conservation dialogue.  We establish partnerships with and seek support and sponsorship from a range of artists, individuals and organizations expressing many diverse perspectives on the complexities of human and environmental conservation.  While we greatly value these relationships, they do not necessarily reflect the views or values of the ACFF board or staff, nor do they influence the selection and programming of ACFF films, performances or other engagements.