2019 Film
Submissions are in!

Thank you to everyone who submitted a film for consideration in the 2019 Festival. Our selection teams are busy reviewing and curating all the films to choose the best and most conservation-focused submissions. Selections will be announced by July 5.


ACFF invites film submissions from all over the world and in all genres, provided they have a conservation theme. Of special interest are the myriad ways humans interact with wildlife and wild places, issues driven by natural resource conservation, humans as part of the environment, living in a continuum of cultural tradition, lifestyles in conjunction with changes in the natural world and how youths encounter and understand the natural world.

The next Festival will take place in the fall of 2019 in multiple venues, providing screenings for a wide range of conservation films, some of which rarely receive a wide showing. ACFF attracts emerging and seasoned filmmakers alike by offering hands-on workshops and expert seminars on the craft of conservation filmmaking that run concurrently with the festival.

Our selection teams consider documentaries and narrative films of most any run time, provided they address one of broad themes listed below.

  • Climate Change
  • Consumption & Waste
  • Cultural Connections & Indigenous Traditions
  • Energy
  • Nature-Oriented Family Fare
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Health & Well-being
  • Conservation History & Heroes
  • Marine Life
  • Rivers & Streams
  • Wildlife & Wild Places