LEARN MORE. TAKE ACTION. MAKE CHANGE.

Motivated by a film and want to know more? This page will help connect you to additional information, resources and action opportunities. By no means is this a comprehensive listing. Utilize this as a jumping off point and feel free to do additional research on your own.

2019 FILMS

We hope the films at the Festival will inspire you to action.

The American Conservation Film Festival welcomes diverse voices to the conservation dialogue. We establish partnerships with and seek support and sponsorship from a range of artists, individuals and organizations expressing varied 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.

1000s of Bugs, 100 Islands, 1 Happy Entomologist

  • Learn more about the insects collected by the 100 Islands Project.

A Meeting of Migrations

  • Learn all about horseshoe crab conservation.
  • Plan a visit to the Dupont Nature Center to see the migratory birds and horseshoe crabs.

A Message from the Future with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

  • Read about The Green New Deal as explained by the Sierra Club.
  • Read the Green New Deal in full.

Akashinga: Hunt My Animals and I’ll Catch You

  • Find out more about this community-driven conservation model empowering disadvantaged women to restore and manage large networks of wilderness areas as an alternate economic model to trophy hunting.

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

  • Learn more about the impact that humans are having on the planet and ways to minimize your own.

Artifishal

  • Sign a petition and discover how you can influence change in the way salmon populations are currently managed here.

Borneo’s Vanishing Tribes

  • Explore ways to support conservation of the rainforest and its indigenous people by donating, volunteering and acting in your local community.

Conserving Iberá

  • Find out all about the Tompkins Foundation, the Conservation Land Trust and the Iberá Project.

Current Revolution

  • Get involved with NGO’s, nonprofits and organizations that make a difference in energy decision-making.

Dead in the Water

  • Read the filmmaker’s suggestions on how you can vote with your dollars, eat a more plant-based diet and support new legislation regarding CAFO’s here.

Dynasties: Painted Wolf

  • Raise awareness for painted wolf conservation efforts and consider donating to organizations that are working to save this endangered species.

Earth Overshoot

  • Visit this website for ways to reduce your global impact and take action on behalf of others.

Fantastic Fungi

  • Check out fungi field guides and the book titled, Fantastic Fungi: How Mushrooms Can Heal, Shift Consciousness, and Save the Planet here.
  • Join your local mycological association.

Fueling Faith: The Oily Secrets Behind Climate Denial

  • Find out more about the Cornwall Alliance investigated in this student film.

Grizzly Country

  • Get involved with Save the Yellowstone Grizzly organization’s efforts.

Humpback Whales: A Detective Story 

  • Investigate how to prevent vessel strikes to whales.
  • Learn what we can do about ghost nets in the ocean.

Into the Deep Unknown

  • Discover lots more about the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

In Your Hands

  • Read JFK’s full speech. ­

Messages from the End of the World

  • Read about the Swiss Arctic Project and also meet the young people that witnessed climate change first hand then shared their impressions on social media.

Misunderstood: A Brief History of Hemp

  • Page through this fascinating article in Forbes magazine about the legalization of hemp in the 2018 Farm Bill.
  • The National Hemp Association offers information about how to cultivate hemp here.

NatureRx Presents: The LivingPlant™

  • While the film is a parody, the message is genuine. The nonprofit Green Plants for Green Buildings works to communicate the aesthetic, wellbeing, and economic benefits of nature in the built environment. Learn about their work here.

Parrots in Peril: Miami’s Wild Macaws

  • Read Daria Feinstein’s plea in the Miami Herald to stop the poaching of wild Macaws in South Florida.

#Powerplant: Plants Could Save the Planet

  • Get the data behind the film’s title statement in this article from The Guardian.

Radio Free Orca: A Broadcast for World Peace  

  • Explore the Orca Lab and check out it’s live stream.

Return of the Desert Bighorn

  • Read a report on the bighorn sheep restoration project from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Shad Run

  • Check out the film’s website, complete with a Tumbler post on shad from NPR’s Skunk bear.

The Beaver Believers

  • Visit The Beaver Institute to learn about how private landowners and public land managers can reintroduce beaver populations to retain wetlands and find solutions to potential conflicts.

The Biggest Little Farm

  • Brush up on the permaculture techniques used at Apricot Lane Farms.

The Final Breach

  • Read an article from The Guardian that describes the Lummi tribe’s efforts to save the orca populations that are dwindling.

The Green Lie

  • The National Science Foundation offers tips for avoiding greenwashing here.

The Snail-Smashing, Fish-Spearing, Eye-Popping Mantis Shrimp 


The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating


The Vasectomist


There’s Something in the Water 

  • Discover how to identify giant salvinia and the measures park managers recommend people take to avoid transporting it to other bodies of water.

Treeline ­­


Wild_Life: Resurrection Island  

  • Check out the United Nations Environment Program which illustrates how, if given the chance, natural systems can heal.

Woman at War

  • Learn about opportunities the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network offers to get involved in movements for change.

Women in Fire

  • Check out the Women in Fire website which provides resources on women’s issues for fire service leaders.