ACFF Best of Fest at the Weinberg Theater
The American Conservation Film Festival’s Best of Fest returns to the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, Maryland, for the fourth year for an event featuring live music, beer tasting, three films and discussion about horse rescue following the feature film, Unbranded. This special cinematic event coincides with Frederick’s annual Fire in Ice February First Saturday so much festivity all in one place!
Line-up for Feb. 6 at The Weinberg: 6 p.m. – Reception with music from Woven Green, an acoustic folk duo and Beer Tasting with Flying Dog Brewery; 7 p.m. Welcome and introduction of films and guests; 7:10 Osprey: Marine Sentinel the first film in over 30 years starring one of the world’s most iconic and significant raptors. A beautifully shot conservation success story. (15 minutes); 7:25 White Earth ACFF’s 2015 Student Filmmaker Award Winner a striking story about the oil boom in America’s Northern Plains as seen through the eyes of a child and young family. (20 minutes); 7:45 Brief Intermission; 7:55 Unbranded one of the world’s most popular documentary films of 2015, this exciting adventure follows four riders and 16 wild mustangs over 3,000 miles to tell a story of the plight of the west’s wild horses, land rights, and sheer determination. (106 minutes); 9:40 Discussion with Days End Farm Horse Rescue representatives from DEFHR in Woodbine, Maryland, will discuss the challenges and joys of horse rescue, rehabilitation and educational outreach.
Tickets are just $8 for adults; $5 for seniors/students and are available on the Weinberg’s website at www.weinbergcenter.org/11725/best-of-americanconservationfilm-festival/ or AT THE DOOR. Best of Fest gives the American Conservation Film Festival the opportunity to take a sampling of what the annual film festival offers in Shepherdstown to other communities in the region. Best of Fests have been held in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia over the past several years.
This Best of Fest is generously sponsored by Flying Dog Brewery. The Trail House has donated a gift certificate to be given to a lucky audience member at intermission. ACFF is very grateful to these businesses and the Weinberg Center for the Arts for their support.
About the Weinberg Center for the Arts
The Weinberg Center for the Arts is one of the region’s premier performing arts presenters offering film, dance, music, theatre and family-focused programming. Located in the historic Tivoli movie theater building in downtown Frederick, Maryland., events are made possible with major support from the City of Frederick, Maryland State Arts Council, Ausherman Family Foundation and other corporate and individual donors.
The American Conservation Film Festival is an annual event held in Shepherdstown, a vibrant arts community 70 miles west of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland. ACFF features films from a diverse group of conservation filmmakers from around the world, hosts filmmakers and subject matter experts, offers filmmaking workshops and presents several special events throughout the year. This 501(c)(3) non-profit organization addresses conservation through the lens of film, providing a platform for education and dialogue about more sustainable ways to live. Since 2003, the Festival has screened some 450 films to over 35,000 audience members, presented filmmaking workshops for aspiring documentary filmmakers, hosted panel discussions with filmmakers and offered free family programs with the mission of engaging, informing, and inspiring people toward better ways to live, work