BEST OF FEST IN FREDERICK – FEBRUARY 10, 2018

Join us for this ever-growing and interesting annual film and discussion event at Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, Maryland.  Beer tasting, live music, film and discussion on our local rivers, and GIRAFFES!

2017 YEAR IN REVIEW

Thanks to our filmmakers, volunteers, donors, sponsors, and community partners for helping us have another wonderful year of films, discussions, and fun!

CHECK OUT OUR 2017 AWARD-WINNING FILMS

Eight festival films were selected for awards for their conservation message, beauty, and inspiration, including our 2017 Audience Choice Award Winner, Burned: Are Trees the New Coal?

“The ACFF purpose is clear, the setting is perfect, the organization is calm and effective.”

Mike Y.filmmaker

“A great source of inspiration!”

Lucy J.audience member

“The Filmmaker Workshop [is] a great gathering of young filmmaking talent in the nature and conservation fields.”

Neil L.filmmaker

“Wonderful, high quality work on important issues.”

Kathy B.audience member

“The whole spirit of the festival is so enticing and exciting – you cannot miss this festival!”

Nancy G.audience member & volunteer

ACFF IS HIRING!

We’re looking for someone with exceptional communications and organizational skills to join our team as part-time Operations Assistant.  The position offers flexibility, fun, a fair wage, and opportunity for growth and advancement.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & APPLY!

AND THE 2017 AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD WINNER IS…

BURNED: ARE TREES THE NEW COAL?

This film elicited a powerful and passionate response from our audience this year with many saying they had no idea about this issue and its devastating impacts. “Burned” reveals the shocking destruction of our forests for fuel and the resultant rise in carbon emissions that exceed those of coal-burning.

CONGRATULATIONS TO JIMMY EVANS, the winner of the Conservation Promise Award at the Conservation Filmmaker Workshop Pitch Panel.  His film proposal, The Environmentalist, about a conservation hero in Florida and his efforts to ward off the effects of climate change in Miami, won the top prize of $2,000.  HUGE GRATITUDE TO ED & CATHY SCOTT and THE ALLEMALL FOUNDATION for their generosity in sponsoring this opportunity!

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

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