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.