11th American Conservation Film Festival
Shepherdstown, WV - The 11th American Conservation Film Festival opens on Halloween night, Thursday, October 31st and runs through Sunday, November 3rd. From 20 films in 2003, ACFF has grown to 65 films over 4 days at 5 venues throughout Shepherdstown.
This year’s Festival has films ranging from ACFF’s first adults-only mountain top removal film to a family film about getting locally grown foods into school cafeterias—“Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story” will show late Halloween night at the Opera House and “Cafeteria Man” will be the anchor film at the Family Theater at NCTC on Saturday, followed by a talk and demonstration by a chef with the WV Farm to School program.
23 filmmakers are coming to town to introduce their films, participate in post-film Q&As and to chat informally with audience members at post-film gatherings. To encourage dialogue, ACFF will be showing films followed by panel discussions on both sides of two important issues, Fracking and Nuclear Energy. Frack Night is Friday night and Nuke Night is Saturday night, both at Reynolds Hall on the campus of Shepherd University.
ACFF is particularly proud to introduce our Brand New Website at http://www.conservationfilm.org! The full Festival Schedule is up and tickets are on sale now!
The American Conservation Film Festival is an annual event held in Shepherdstown, WV, a vibrant arts community 70 miles west of Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD. ACFF features films from a diverse group of conservation filmmakers from around the world. This 501(c)(3) non-profit organization addresses conservation through the lens of film, providing a platform for education and dialogue about more sustainable ways to live. By presenting outstanding conservation films ACFF programming promotes solutions to pressing conservation issues, respect for world’s natural and cultural heritage and passion for conserving our resources. Since 2003, the Festival has screened some 300 films to 29,000 audience members, and has inspired countless individuals and organizations to help make the transformation toward better ways to live, work, and play.