Entries by American Conservation Film Festival

Kokota: The Islet of Hope

29 Minutes Filmmaker: Craig Norris  TRAILER  Set on a small East African Islet, this short introduces viewers to resilient people living on the front lines of climate change and tells the story of how these unlikely heroes have managed to innovatively adapt to a warming climate while reforesting their island. This inspirational film promises to […]

Keeping the Potomac: The Politics of Water

26 Minutes Filmmakers: Sam Sheline, Elizabeth Herzfeldt-Kamprath and Kent Wagner TRAILER More than 6 million people live in the Potomac Watershed. Some of the very infrastructure that supports their modern lifestyles is poisoning the Potomac.  This film follows the Riverkeepers whose mission is to protect clean water for drinking, swimming, and boating. Screens on Saturday, October […]

In the Hills and Hollows

55 Minutes Filmmaker: Keely Kernan TRAILER Due to a shift in market demand and the development of technology to access the Marcellus Shale formation, a massive natural gas boom has swept through rural communities in the northern part of West Virginia.  Investigates the booming fracking industry’s environmental impacts on the people of WV. Filmmakers of […]

In Pursuit of Silence

81 Minutes Filmmaker: Patrick Shen TRAILER  In Pursuit of Silence takes us on an immersive cinematic journey around the globe– from a traditional tea ceremony in Kyoto, to the streets of the loudest city on the planet, Mumbai during the wild festival season – and inspires us to experience silence and celebrate the wonders of our […]

Guarding Our Water

6 Minutes Filmmaker: Sam Dean A short film detailing water quality monitoring efforts on public lands in West Virginia and Virginia. David Lillard of the WV Rivers Coalitions will be joining us to talk about recent efforts to protect WV water. This short is a joint project between WV Rivers and Trout Unlimited. Screens on […]

From the Ashes

82 Minutes Filmmaker: Michael Bonfiglio TRAILER A compelling look at the lives and issues behind the “war on coal” — heavily featuring the ongoing debate in West Virginia.  From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, this film presents often heartbreaking stories about what’s at stake for our economy, health, and climate. The film invites […]