THE CONSERVATION FILMMAKER WORKSHOP (CFW) runs concurrently with the 17th annual American Conservation Film Festival, featuring conservation-focused films, filmmaker interactions, subject matter experts, and much more. It takes place in vibrant Shepherdstown, WV, a sweet little town along the Potomac River just 70 miles west of Washington, DC.
Accomplished workshop instructors from National Geographic, Smithsonian Channel, Tangled Bank Studios, along with award-winning independent filmmakers.
Workshop sessions have included: The Power of Film for Social Change, Gear Show and Tell, Distribution 2.0, Navigating the Industry, Impact Video & Storytelling, Creative Funding Strategies.
The ACFF Filmmaker Workshop is held at the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Conservation Training Center, just 60 miles from Washington, DC in Shepherdstown, WV. The 533-acre campus includes instructional facilities, lodging, dining, and a social lounge, as well as outdoor patios and trails for observing local wildlife.
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While the two-day workshop is for registered participants only, the Pitch Panel and Keynote Address are FREE and open to the public.