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October 2018

Block 1

October 12, 2018 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Frank Center at Shepherd University, 260 University Drive
Shepherdstown, WV 25430 United States
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Person of the Forest (17 min) Laws of the Lizard (51 min)

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Party

October 12, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Block 4 – Family Fare

October 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
National Conservation Training Center (NCTC), 698 Conservation Way
Shepherdstown, WV 25430 United States
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Backyard Wilderness Poster

Films: Palau Pledge: The Giant (4 min) Animal Facts Club (6 min) Backyard Wilderness (43 min)  

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Workshop

October 13, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
National Conservation Training Center (NCTC), 698 Conservation Way
Shepherdstown, WV 25430 United States
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Pitch Panel

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Block 5

October 13, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:15 pm
National Conservation Training Center (NCTC), 698 Conservation Way
Shepherdstown, WV 25430 United States
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Inventing Tomorrow

Family Fare: Inventing Tomorrow (104 min)

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Block 6

October 13, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Frank Center at Shepherd University, 260 University Drive
Shepherdstown, WV 25430 United States
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What Lies Upstream (84 min)

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Conservation Filmmaker Workshop

October 13, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
National Conservation Training Center (NCTC), 698 Conservation Way
Shepherdstown, WV 25430 United States
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Block 7

October 13, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:40 pm
National Conservation Training Center (NCTC), 698 Conservation Way
Shepherdstown, WV 25430 United States
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Desolation Follows (9 min) Rancheros del Jaguar (12 min) Hidden Life (18 min) Healing Baltimore's Harbor: A Pipe Dream (27 min)

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March 2019

Short Film Spring Fling

March 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Barn of Harpers Ferry, 1062 W Washington St.
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 United States
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Shake off the winter chill with our Spring Fling! We have a line up of wild, wonderful, and delicious with four exciting films, great live music by Fiddlin’ Dave and Morgan, and mouth-watering refreshments at The Barn of Harpers Ferry. Join friends for an evening that will inspire you to get outside this spring — explore, gaze up, and actively participate in the world. SORRY, this event is SOLD OUT.

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April 2019

Backyard Wilderness Film Screening w/ NCTC & PVAS

April 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
National Conservation Training Center (NCTC), 698 Conservation Way
Shepherdstown, WV 25430 United States
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Backyard Wilderness film screening in partnership with NCTC and PVAS.

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CANCELED: Meteors, Moon and a Movie

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - April 21 @ 5:00 am
Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane
Delaplane, VA 20144 United States
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$25

SORRY, this event has been canceled.  This family-friendly event on Earth Day provides a relaxing opportunity to learn about dark sky conservation, see meteors, and much more. This family-friendly event on Earth Day provides a relaxing opportunity to learn about the importance of dark sky conservation, having a chance to see a meteor, enjoy a near-full moon and more. For $25.00 a car, stay the entire night at the park and enjoy the following activities: 8:30: Saving the Dark Explore…

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May 2019

EXPLORE and PRESERVE Conservation Film Night at The Hill School

May 30 @ 5:00 pm
The Hill School, 130 South Madison Street
Middleburg, VA 20117 United States
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Free

Please join the American Conservation Film Festival (ACFF) and the Oak Spring Garden Foundation (OSGF) on Thursday, May 30 at The Hill School in Middleburg, Virginia, for a very special screening of two films that encourage exploration of the natural world and preservation of seed and agricultural diversity. 5-5:45 – Backyard Wilderness – a stunning nature film for all ages 5:45 – 6:45 – Snacks & Drinks reception 6:45-8:30 – Welcome from ACFF & OSGF and SEED:The Untold Story FREE!…

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June 2019

Screening of Unbranded: A Wild Mustang Expedition

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Long Branch Historic House & Farm, 830 Long Branch Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 United States
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$10

A special screening of Unbranded, a 2015 festival favorite, that follows four men and 16 mustangs from the borders of Mexico to Canada on a 3,000 mile ride that tests both man and horse and highlights the conservation issues surrounding these wild horses and the lands they inhabit. Reception before the film sponsored by TDC Investment Advisors. Special equine art show and history exhibit accompany the event. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Online tickets available soon! Click here…

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July 2019

Conservation Friday Film Screening: The Devil We Know

July 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Frank Center at Shepherd University, 260 University Drive
Shepherdstown, WV 25430 United States
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Conservation Friday Film screening in partnership with CATF, 2pm, Shipley Hall, Shepherd University. Featuring the film The Devil We Know, based in WV and an audience favorite at 2018 Festival. Reception to follow at Frank Center.

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Conservation Friday Film Screening: Disobedience

July 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Frank Center at Shepherd University, 260 University Drive
Shepherdstown, WV 25430 United States
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Conservation Friday Film screening in partnership with CATF, 2pm, Shipley Hall, Shepherd University. Featuring the film Disobedience, the 2017 ACFF Green Fire Award winner.

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Conservation Friday Film Screening: E.O. Wilson: Of Ants and Men

July 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Frank Center at Shepherd University, 260 University Drive
Shepherdstown, WV 25430 United States
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Conservation Friday Film screening in partnership with CATF, 2pm, Shipley Hall, Shepherd University. Featuring the film E.O. Wilson: Of Ants and Men, the 2016 ACFF Green Fire Award winner. Donations encouraged.

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September 2019

DEADLINE: Next Gen Capture Conservation Contest

September 1
Next Gen Capture Conservation Contest

Hey young people! Grab your phones, iPads, cameras - whatever you got - and get outside and shoot a short video. Tell us what nature means to you in 4 minutes or less. Submit to the contest to win fame and riches! Learn More»

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Best of Fest at Barns of Rose Hill

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court
Berryville, VA 22611 United States
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best of fest barns rose hill september 12

The American Conservation Film Festival is thrilled to be presenting its 4th Best of Fest at the Barns of Rose Hill. This annual event showcases some of ACFF’s best and favorite films from past festivals to a new audience in advance of the film festival October 4 -6 and 11-13 in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. We’re going to the birds this year and invite you to join us for two informative and beautiful films about birds and how to protect them.…

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Shepherdstown Film Society Screening: Jane

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reynolds Hall, Shepherd University, 109 N King Street
Shepherdstown, WV 25443 United States
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ACFF - Jane

Shepherdstown Film Society screening, Reynolds Hall, Shepherdstown. 7pm. Featuring the film Jane.

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Best of Fest at Shenandoah University

September 19 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Shenandoah University, 1460 University Drive
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Free
Best of Fest Shenandoah University September 19

We are pleased to announce our first BEST OF FEST with Shenandoah University. The evening will feature five of ACFF’s award-winning and favorite films from the past two festivals and an intermission reception. The event is FREE. For the complete film line up and to register, go here» Thursday, September 19 from 5 – 8:30 pm at Halpin Harrison Hall, Shenandoah University, Winchester VA.   Films include 2017 and 2018 ACFF award-winners and audience favorites about everything from citizen activism…

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October 2019

17th Annual American Conservation Film Festival

October 4 - October 6
Frank Center at Shepherd University, 260 University Drive
Shepherdstown, WV 25430 United States
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"Don't miss this festival!" so says our audience members.  Join us for 39 extraordinary films, exciting and informative programming, filmmakers and conservation experts, family films and programs, festive parties, and so much more for an inspiring weekend of art, science, and community. See this year's lineup» PURCHASE TICKETS»

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Conservation Filmmaker Workshop

October 4 @ 9:30 am - October 5 @ 2:30 pm
National Conservation Training Center (NCTC), 698 Conservation Way
Shepherdstown, WV 25430 United States
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Conservation Filmmaker Workshop

Our 8th Conservation Filmmaker Workshop! Two days of hands-on workshops and expert seminars on the craft of conservation filmmaking. From camera gear to storytelling to distribution, our team of premier filmmakers and industry experts provide helpful insights for filmmakers and media producers of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels. ACFF promotes the best of conservation filmmaking from around the world. The Conservation Filmmaker Workshop leverages the convergence of great films, talented filmmakers, and film industry leaders to offer a filmmaking…

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Saturday Night with Cerphe “Greenest DJ in America”

October 5 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sustainable Solutions, 4419 Kearneysville Pike
Shepherdstown, WV 25430 United States
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$30
Cerphe Colwell Photograph by Deborah Jaffe

Join us for drinks, snacks, and music with legendary Washington, DC DJ Cerphe Colwell as he plays his Green Playlist, signs copies of his new book, "Cerphe's Up," and talks about his and his musician friends' work for environmental protection. Tickets: $30 Purchase Tickets»

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Festival Encore Weekend

October 11 - October 13

A second chance to see all of our 7 award-winning films plus the Audience Choice for favorite festival film. Learn more about our award-winners» PURCHASE TICKETS»

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