Become an ACFF Sponsor!

Will you help us underwrite the 2021 American Conservation Film Festival so we can offer it for FREE?

ACFF’s 2021 Festival will be held March 24 through 28 and due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus, we have decided to offer all films, discussions, and interactive programming ONLINE through a platform called Eventive Virtual Festival.  Though we would love to gather with our filmmakers, supporters, and audience members in person, we feel we can offer a safe, exciting, and unique virtual festival experience through this platform.

Final film selections have been made and we will be presenting 47 feature and short films highlighting global and local conservation issues, celebrating conservation heroes and success stories, and providing information and inspiration for a better future.  At least a dozen of these films, including our Green Fire Award winner, center on the experiences, cultures, and stories of black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and other diverse populations.

Throughout 2020, we presented or partnered on seven online events between April and November and learned that those we offer at no charge have between two and three times the attendance of a comparable event we offered in person pre-Covid.  People who register are invited to make a donation and donations have totaled almost twice what estimated ticket sales would be.

One of our primary missions is to offer these exceptional films, most of which are obscure and not otherwise available to the public, to as many people in as many places as possible, with easy access for all.  We want to include people from all backgrounds, locations, socioeconomic levels, and perspectives.

So, for the 2021 Festival, we are seeking major sponsors who can help cover the income we would typically generate from ticket sales and other income garnered at an in-person festival.  This way, we can offer all or most of the films and associated programming at no charge or on a pay as you can basis to the general audience.  We feel that this is a win-win-win for the films, the audience, and for conservation.

ACFF will acknowledge your generous gift on all festival materials and will work with you to further provide benefit to your business or organization.  Please contact Executive Director Jennifer Lee at and 540-539-6150 to discuss.