American Conservation Film Festival

The American Conservation Film Festival is an annual film festival held in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The ACFF features films from a diverse group of conservation filmmakers from around the world. The 2019 American Conservation Film Festival took place October 4-6 and October 11-13. To learn more about ACFF  visit their website.

Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education

The Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education is a private, nonpartisan, and nonprofit educational organization administered by the Congressional Education Foundation with facilities on the campus of Shepherd University. The mission of the Center is to help foster a better public understanding of the United States Congress and the Constitution through programs and research that engage citizens. The Byrd Center occasionally hosts film series, especially political documentaries and other films related to national politics. The Byrd Center also provides a venue for faculty or community sponsored films on a wide variety of subjects. For more information visit their website.

Cinema Art Bethesda

Cinema Art Bethesda is an all volunteer organization that brings the best in foreign and independent film to Bethesda and surrounding Montgomery County communities. Screenings are held at the Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Avenue on Sunday mornings from October through May. Each film is followed by a provocative discussion with outstanding film experts. Theater doors open at 9:30 and films start promptly at 10:00. Visit their website.

FOSL (Friends of the Shepherdstown Library)

Friends of the Shepherdstown Library is a non-profit organization working together with the Shepherdstown Library's Board of Trustees and librarians to strengthen and expand library services through fundraising, developing community awareness and participation, and organizing volunteer activities. 

FOSL sponsors outdoor films projected onto the back wall of the library during the summer. View the schedule for FOSL's back of the library films at their website

Magic Lantern Theater

This non profit cinema group, located in Winchester, VA, screened their first film in 2001. They show one or two films each month. Their aim is to provide a variety of film experiences to the community of the Winchester area while enhancing the life of the city's historic downtown. Visit their website.

Marshall Artists Series

Conducts international film festivals each spring and fall in Huntington, WV. Visit their website.

Maryland Film Festival

The 2020 Maryland Film Festival will take place April 29 - May 3, 2020. The festival's mission is to create a world class film festival centered in Baltimore and to bring filmmakers to Maryland as a way to encourage future production in the state. Visit their website.

Maryland International Film Festival, Hagerstown

The Maryland International Film Festival, Hagerstown will take place March 27-29, 2020. Visit their website.

National Conservation Training Center (NCTC)

The NCTC sponsors the Conservation & Community Public Lecture Series in which writers, scientists, conservationists, and historians speak at the NCTC's Byrd Auditorium.  This series is free and open to the public.  To view the upcoming schedule for this lecture series visit

Scarborough Society

The Scarborough Society is an arm of the Shepherd University Foundation and it formed a partnership with the Shepherdstown Film Society beginning with the spring 2009 film season. Its mission is to enhance learning opportunities for Shepherd students, faculty, and its communities through endowing and strengthening the Shepherd University library system. In addition to financial support for the library collections and technological services, the Scarborough Society hosts a lecture series, literary receptions, art exhibits, bus tours, and an annual gala. Learn more about the Scarborough Society and become a member.

Shepherdstown Opera House

The Shepherdstown Opera House is dedicated to presenting fine musical entertainment in an intimate and friendly music hall, and showing the best of foreign and American independent films on the silver screen. The music ranges from Blue Grass to Blues, from Folk to Rock, from Jive to Jazz, featuring up-and-coming new artists and nationally known legends. If it's good, you'll see and hear it at the Opera House!

Star Theatre

The Star Theatre is located in the historic spa town of Berkeley Springs, WV. The theater is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 8:00pm year-round and also on Thursday evenings in the summer. It shows first-run films in a vintage, Depression-era movie house in the heart of town. Visit their website.

West Virginia Film Series

This is a monthly film series showcasing WV films and filmmakers at Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg. Visit their website.

West Virginia International Film Festival (WVIFF)

The WVIFF's mission is to encourage, support, and promote the Film Arts; to plan, organize, and present an annual Fall Film Festival of critically acclaimed and culturally diverse domestic and foreign language feature films unlikely to be exhibited theatrically in West Virginia; to plan, organize, and present an annual Spring Film Festival of critically acclaimed and culturally diverse domestic and foreign language feature films and documentaries, West Virginia-produced/related films, and educational programming; to conduct these activities for entertainment, educational, and audience-development purposes; to encourage local and statewide film and video production; and to carry on any business connected therewith. Contact them at

Winchester Film Club

The Winchester Film Club partners with the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester, VA to bring cult, classic, indie, and foreign films to the community. Visit their website or their facebook page.