Entries by American Conservation Film Festival

Beneath Paradise

12 Minutes Filmmaker: Darlien Morales TRAILER The island of Culebra, located off the coast of Puerto Rico, is one of the richest ecosystems in the Caribbean. Abundant mangroves, coral reefs and world-renowned beaches, like Flamenco Beach, attract tourists from all over. Today, active munitions from WW2 pose a threat to people, wildlife, and the environment. Activists, fishermen, professors, and military personnel aim to […]

Bluebird Man

12 Minutes Filmmakers: Matthew Podolsky and Neil Paprocki TRAILER Bluebird Man is the story of 91-year-old Al Larson, a self-taught conservation hero who has committed the last 35 years of his life to saving North America’s bluebirds. Breathtaking scenery, intimate conversations, and stunning footage of all three species of bluebird create a powerful film with the […]

Catching the Sun

2016 ACFF GREEN SPARK AWARD– HIGHLIGHTING PATHWAYS TO SUSTAINABILITY 74 Minutes Filmmaker: Shalini Kantayya TRAILER Through the stories of workers and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and China, Catching the Sun captures the global race to lead the clean energy future. With countries like China investing in innovative technologies and capitalizing on this trillion-dollar opportunity, the film […]

EO Wilson: Of Ants and Men

2016 ACFF GREEN FIRE AWARD 92 Minutes Filmmaker: Graham Townsley TRAILER Follow the extraordinary scientific odyssey of one of America’s greatest living thinkers, E.O Wilson. Often dubbed “a Darwin for the modern day,” his lectures at Harvard were picketed and he was even physically attacked on stage at a scientific conference, all because he suggested that human […]


10 Minutes Filmmaker: Sam Sheline TRAILER In the mid 2000s, the deadly chytrid fungus pushed many of Panama’s unique amphibians to the brink of extinction. Golden frogs are the country’s national animal, a talisman of good luck, and extinct in the wild. Biologist Edgardo Griffith saved the beloved frogs and then had to come to […]

How to Change the World

2016 ACFF GREEN SPARK AWARD – INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION110 Minutes Filmmaker: Jerry Rothwell TRAILER In 1971, a group of friends sail into a nuclear test zone and their protest captures the world’s imagination, giving birth to Greenpeace and defining the modern green movement. Media savvy from the beginning, these pioneers captured their activist adventures […]