Our mission is to promote outstanding films and the arts that educate and inspire people to become engaged in conservation.
The American Conservation Film Festival is an annual event held in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, a vibrant arts community 70 miles west of the nation's capital. The ACFF features films from a diverse group of conservation filmmakers from around the world.
As part of our mission, the ACFF:
Provides a venue for diverse range of conservation films that rarely receive a wide showing;
Celebrates conservation film and video in the fun, eclectic atmosphere of historic Shepherdstown, WV;
Showcases independent, historic, publicly funded and Appalachian films;
Offers an education component that complements the film selections and supports those interested in conservation filmmaking.