ACFF Awarded AHA! Grant for 2013 Festival

The Arts and Humanities Alliance of Jefferson County (AHA!) honored the American Conservation Film Festival (ACFF) with a grant to cover rental costs at the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) during the 2013 Festival. This grant allows ACFF to continue to offer all Saturday films and events at NCTC, including the popular Family Theater films, for free! The dates of the 2013 Festival are October 31st through November 3rd, with free programming at NCTC on Saturday afternoon, November 2nd.

About AHA!
AHA! of Jefferson County is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that exists to encourage and support the dynamic role arts and culture play in the county. Founded in 1975 as the Jefferson County Arts Council, AHA! is a membership organization open to any county resident. In 2010, AHA! led the effort that awarded Jefferson County the West Virginia Certified Arts Community designation. Also a United Way partner, AHA! works with volunteers and professionals throughout the community to encourage and support arts and humanities programs. More information on AHA! can be found at www.ahajc.org

A Road Through the Woods

2013 FESTIVAL
1 min.
Filmmaker:  Jeremy R. Roberts.
Inspired by a Rudyard Kipling poem, this ultra short film is a simple meditation on road reclamation in a deciduous forest.
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Amazon Gold

2013 FESTIVAL
53 min.
Filmmakers: Angelica Fuentes, Donovan Webster and Emilio Azcarraga-Jean.
Narrated by Academy Award winners, Sissy Spacek and Herbie Hancock, Amazon Gold is the disturbing account of a clandestine journey bearing witness to the apocalyptic destruction of the rainforest in the pursuit of illegally mined gold.
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American Meat

2013 FESTIVAL
90 min.
Filmmaker:  Graham Meriwether.
American Meat is a pro-farmer look at chicken, hog and cattle production in America. Beginning with a history of our current industrial system, the feedlots and confinement operations are unveiled, not through hidden cameras, but through the eyes of the farmers who live and work there. From there, the story shifts to Polyface Farms, where the Salatin family has developed an alternative agricultural model based on rotational grazing and local distribution. Nationwide, a local-food movement of farmers, chefs, and everyday people has taken root… But could it ever feed us all?
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America’s Wilderness: Family Time: Zion Wilderness

2013 FESTIVAL
3 min.
Filmmaker:  Sarah Gulick.
Wild places offer incredible natural beauty and an opportunity for personal reflection, inspiration, and growth. Take a delightful immersive journey through America’s wild places, experiencing National Park Service Wilderness from a variety of perspectives. This short film of a series celebrates the range and richness of an American Wilderness experience.
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America’s Wilderness: Land in Motion: Point Reyes Wilderness

2013 FESTIVAL
4 min.
Filmmaker:  Sarah Gulick.
Wild places offer incredible natural beauty and an opportunity for personal reflection, inspiration, and growth. Take a delightful immersive journey through America’s wild places, experiencing National Park Service Wilderness from a variety of perspectives. This short film of a series celebrates the range and richness of an American Wilderness experience.
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America’s Wilderness: Run Free: Rocky Mountain Wilderness

2013 FESTIVAL
3 min.
Filmmaker:  Sarah Gulick.
Wild places offer incredible natural beauty and an opportunity for personal reflection, inspiration, and growth. Take a delightful immersive journey through America’s wild places, experiencing National Park Service Wilderness from a variety of perspectives. This short film of a series celebrates the range and richness of an American Wilderness experience.
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America’s Wilderness: Wilderness Calling: Point Reyes

2013 FESTIVAL
2 min.
Filmmaker:  Sarah Gulick.
Wild places offer incredible natural beauty and an opportunity for personal reflection, inspiration, and growth. Take a delightful immersive journey through America’s wild places, experiencing National Park Service Wilderness from a variety of perspectives. This short film of a series celebrates the range and richness of an American Wilderness experience.
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America’s Wilderness: Wilderness Light: Death Valley

2013 FESTIVAL
3 min.
Filmmaker:  Sylvia Johnson.
Wild places offer incredible natural beauty and an opportunity for personal reflection, inspiration, and growth. Take a delightful immersive journey through America’s wild places, experiencing National Park Service Wilderness from a variety of perspectives. This short film of a series celebrates the range and richness of an American Wilderness experience.
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America’s Wilderness: Wilderness Sand: Death Valley

2013 FESTIVAL
3 min.
Filmmaker:  Sylvia Johnson.
Wild places offer incredible natural beauty and an opportunity for personal reflection, inspiration, and growth. Take a delightful immersive journey through America’s wild places, experiencing National Park Service Wilderness from a variety of perspectives. This short film of a series celebrates the range and richness of an American Wilderness experience.
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