ACFF Film Submissions

Thank you for your interest in ACFF film submissions! We anticipate announcing our opening date for new film entries by December 15th, 2019. Please check back here and on our FilmFreeway page or sign up below and we’ll send you an email once submission dates are confirmed.

Sarah Koenigsberg

Sarah Koenigsberg, Filmmaker: The Beaver Believers

Bertie Gregory

Bertie Gregory, Filmmaker: Wild Life: Resurrection Island

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 2020 (dates TBA) 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