Entries by American Conservation Film Festival

Things to Know for 2017 Festival

Joining us for the Festival? Here’s what you need to know! This year marks our 15th Anniversary Season!  From Thursday, October 12th to Sunday, October 15th and an encore weekend October 20th to 22nd, we’ll be bringing you 46 of the best conservation films in the world. We are welcoming many filmmakers and conservation experts to town […]

15th Anniversary Festival Promises Wonder & Inspiration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 21, 2017 15th Annual American Conservation Film Festival Announces 2017 Schedule 46 Exceptional Films on Wildlife, Rivers, Climate Change, Trees, and Conservation Heroes DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE Shepherdstown, WV – The 15th annual American Conservation Film Festival opens Thursday, October 12th with a festive reception and free film screening and culminates […]

The Age of Consequences

80 Minutes Filmmaker: Jared Scott TRAILER The Hurt Locker’ meets ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES investigates the impacts of irreversible climate change, resource scarcity, mass migration, and pandemic conflict through the lens of US national security and global instability. Screens on Sunday, October 15th in Block 12, which begins at 3:30 PM at […]

Water Warriors

22 Minutes Filmmaker Michael Premo TRAILER  First Nation and white communities in New Brunswick, Canada successfully fight fracking to protect their water. Screens on Friday, October 13th during Block 2, which begins at 7:00 PM at the Frank Center. Buy Tickets Here

Waste Not Want Not

Student Film 13 Minutes Filmmaker: Scott E. Schimmel TRAILER Alabama has the largest plastic recycling facility in the world yet incentivizes landfills. A fascinating look inside the industry and economics of where our trash ends up. Screens on Sunday, October, 15th during Block 9, which begins at 1:00 PM at the Frank Center. Buy Tickets Here […]

Valve Turners

7 Minutes Filmmaker: Steve Liptay In response to the climate emergency we are facing, a team of activists take direct action and shut off the five pipelines carrying tar sands crude oil into the United States from Alberta, Canada. Screens on Friday, October 13th during Block 2, which begins at 7:00 PM at the Frank […]


42 Minutes Filmmaker: Roger Sorkin TRAILER American Resilience Project presents its new film about the U.S. military fighting to save its highest concentration of bases from sea level rise in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Screens on Sunday, October 15th during Block 12, which begins at 3:30 PM at the Frank Center. Buy Tickets Here

Saving Sea Turtles: Preventing Extinction

45 Minutes Filmmakers: Jennifer Ting and Michele Gomes TRAILER Coastline communities pull together to save endangered turtles, especially in Cape Cod where 1,200 Kemps Ridley recently turned up cold stunned. Narrated by Dr. Sylvia Earle. Award-wining filmmakers, Jenny Ting and Michele Gomes will join us! Screens on Saturday, October 14th in Block 6 beginning at […]

The Gateway Bug

82 Minutes Filmmakers: Johanna B. Kelly & Cameron Marshad TRAILER Following the rise and dramatic fall of edible insect start-ups in America, this film exposes America’s disconnect with food as climate catastrophe, uncovering daily habits individuals can change to fix our broken food system. Film is followed by a special tasting of bug protein products. […]