ACFF ONLINE: Thursday, September 24 • 6pm – 9pm
Best of Fest – Berryville

in partnership with the Barns of Rose Hill

Dive Deep with us for an Ocean Extravaganza! We are pleased to present FIVE marine-themed films from our 2019 annual Festival – four fascinating short films and one feature film about a filmmaker’s extraordinary encounter with and video footage of a humpback whale in Monterey Bay, California. These films highlight the incredible world beneath the water and its importance in the health of the entire global ecosystem.

Showing: In Your Hands, Into the Deep Unknown, The Snail-Smashing, Fish-spearing, Eye-Popping Mantis Shrimp, Radio Free Orca: A Broadcast for World Peace and our feature: Humpback Whales: A Detective Story, starring and directed by Tom Mustill who will join us for a pre-recorded Q & A session about the film and his experience.

$10/person. Students 18 & under free.



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