It's Bean Too Hot

Big Screen Series Highlight: It’s Bean Too Hot

Can you imagine our world without coffee? It’s a very real possibility. It’s Bean Too Hot tells the story of the coffee heroes – small farmers in Costa Rica and Tanzania who are fighting climate change every day to save their livelihoods and your daily cup of coffee.
Jennifer Lee

ACFF Goes to Frederick and Winchester

On October 23, we were back at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, Maryland for our 9th annual Best of Fest. We shared three films highlighting the wonder of plants, the relationship of humans to their natural world, and the fight for food sovereignty by indigenous people across the United States.
Mabaeni Mkwani

2021 Next Gen Winners Announced

We are thrilled to announce the winners of our Next Gen Capture Conservation Contest! Each year, ACFF encourages youth ages 5 to 18 to create a conservation film of their own about what the environment and nature means to them. 
Bird of Prey - Fantastic Fungi

Bird of Prey and Fantastic Fungi Now Streaming!

See them again! Festival alum films Bird of Prey and Fantastic Fungi are now streaming...
Next Gen Capture Conservation Contest

Got kids? We’ve got your back!

Trying to pry your kids (or grandkids) off their screens and get them outdoors this summer?Don't make them choose - instead, encourage them to enter our NextGen Capture Conservation Contest and you'll both enjoy the best of both worlds!
Dennis Liu

Dennis Liu Elected as 2021 Board President

Dennis Liu, PhD, has recently been elected the new President for the American Conservation Film Festival, a non-profit organization based in Shepherdstown, WV, dedicated to presenting contemporary conservation films, supporting filmmakers, and engaging and educating youth.

Dive Into #WorldOceanWeek

It's World Ocean Week! To celebrate, we have curated a collection of films from past festivals about ocean conservation. Go deep with the feature film Artifishal or splash around in a selection of shorts from our 2021 Festival!
Women In Fire

Mighty Women Films

We hope you’ll join us in a celebration of women, the natural world, science, community, and storytelling. Below, you’ll find a curated selection of films from our past Festivals about inspiring, trailblazing women that you can share with the women who inspire you!

American Conservation Film Festival announces changes to schedule, submission rate

By Tabitha Johnston Special to The Journal The American Conservation…
Sarah Gulick