The 2019 Festival has wrapped and we’re basking in the after-glow of fantastic films, inspiring filmmakers and guests, a terrific filmmaker workshop, and a fun dance party!

We’re already planning a busy line-up of special screening events for next year and reading all your survey comments to create the next festival, one that engages, informs, and inspires more than ever before!

Thank you to all who joined us to watch, listen, engage, and inspire.

Thank you to the filmmakers who explore the world with their unique and thoughtful lens —who urge us to look closely, expand our horizons, ask questions, and improve our planet.

Thank you to our sponsors, speakers, donors, volunteers, and hosts.

We couldn’t do it all without you!

“LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this film fest! So inspiring. Leaves me craving more.”

Audience Member

“As a student filmmaker, I was in awe at my time here. Equally informative and intimate, I had real one on one time with professionals outside of the festival. I hope one day I can give back to the festival as much as it gave to me this weekend!”

Student Filmmaker

“Thank you again for inviting me to be a part of your amazing film festival. It was a wonderful experience and I was really impressed by all the students!”

Workshop Presenter

“Diverse and inspiring selection of films with excellent speakers.”

Audience Member

“Because of the workshop, I feel plugged into a community of talented, kind, supportive, inspiring filmmakers and people working in conservation media that before felt so distant and separate from my work.”

Filmmaker and Workshop Participant

“The ACFF purpose is clear, the setting is perfect, the organization is calm and effective.”

Filmmaker

“A fabulous contribution to the Shepherdstown community and to science awareness, more generally. Thanks!”

Audience Member

“The speakers and discussions were thoughtful and continue to inspire us in the ways we can be better citizens of the planet. This inspiration is what keeps me involved and returning to ACFF. Your hard work paid off in spades as this was the best ACFF I have attended.”

Audience Member, Donor, Volunteer

“A great source of inspiration!”

Audience Member

“The Filmmaker Workshop [is] a great gathering of young filmmaking talent in the nature and conservation fields.”

Filmmaker

A fabulous contribution to the Shepherdstown community and to science awareness, more generally. Thanks!

Audience Member

“Your event always has so many special touches…I love the mixture of young and old as we all join together in your tireless efforts.”

Spring Fundraiser Attendee

I loved “SEED:The Untold Story” and was so appreciative to have the opportunity to see it in Berryville! It makes me want to start my own personal seed bank!

Best of Fest Attendee

A fabulous contribution to the Shepherdstown community and to science awareness, more generally. Thanks!

Audience Member

“The whole spirit of the festival is so enticing and exciting – you cannot miss this festival!”

Audience Member & Volunteer

So informative and inspiring—I’m always so impressed.

Audience Member

“We are thrilled that this amazing organization brings these films to our area—Thank you!”

Audience Member

I love this film festival.

Audience Member

“Professionalism and presentation match that of any NYC film festival I’ve seen over 10 years.”

Audience Member

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