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College Film Awards Announces Official Selections

Twenty-three Virginia colleges and universities were invited to submit their finest student films; only seven of them remain after the first round of judging.  Here are the Official Selections for the College Film Awards, to be presented on Saturday, November 4.

Autumn’s Room by Justin Coupe

Bar Quixote by Matthew Benedict

Changing Jane by Jarrod Anderson

Delicacy by Talula Mays

Do You Know by Sophia Okorn

Ghost Machine by Paige Compton

vi. Gratitude by Jeanette Lam

Jiggle the Knob by Steven Burneson

Monday by Chenzy Graziano

Positive by Harrison Mines

Ticking Hearts by Nick Moon

Until Death Do Us Part by Nathaniel Dunn

Congratulations to all of our Official Selection filmmakers.  Second round judging commences today, and will determine nominees in four categories: Best Technical Award, Best Artistic Award, Best Screenplay, and Grand Prize Best Film.  The Grand Prize winning school’s film program will receive a cash award of $500 from the Virginia Film Office.

Check out ticket information on https://www.showclix.com/event/PFF17, which opens today.  Seating is extremely limited, so buy your tickets as soon as possible.

This will be a high-energy event with great films, great guests and great entertainment.  See you there!


One-Day Halloween Script Contest

For the first time ever in the history of screenplay contests, you could submit and win in one day!

Poe Film Festival offers our writers the opportunity to compete in our one-day Halloween Script Contest.  Submit your best feature or short script during the 24 hours of October 31, 2017, and you will automatically be entered into this unique competition.  The highest scoring feature or short submitted on Halloween will be awarded a cash prize of $100, and still be eligible to win The Poe Contest awards in spring 2018.

Never before (and possibly Nevermore) will you receive such rapid feedback and enjoy the opportunity to achieve mankind’s fastest screenplay win!

Check out our Contests page and submit your finest suspenseful drama, comedy, horror, adventure, thriller, historical script via Film Freeway or Withoutabox between 12 am on October 31, 2017, and 12 am on November 1, 2017.

Poe Film Festival to Host College Short Film Awards!

Film students from major Virginia colleges and universities will compete for top prizes at the College Short Film Awards, hosted by Poe Film Festival at the historic Grace Street Theater on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University, 934 West Grace Street, Richmond, on Saturday, November 4, 2017.  Doors open at noon.

Twenty colleges with highly regarded film studies programs throughout the Commonwealth have been invited to compete in the ten-hour event, during which their students’ short movies will be shown, discussed and honored at a red carpet awards ceremony.

Tickets may be purchased online for $15 at www.showclix.com after October 16.  Seating is limited to 225 ticket holders.  Look for information updates on www.poefilmfestival.com.


Burning Love Screenplay Contest Presented by Poe Films 2017 Winners and Finalists

We are proud to announce the top winners of The Burning Love Screenplay Contest, presented by Poe Films.

Grand Prize Winner
Aurora by Travis Opgenorth

Feature Drama
First Place: The Salt Box by Robert J. Rogers

Feature Comedy
First Place: Rule of Love by Howard Schwartz

First Place: Rock, Paper, Sister by Dan Tomasulo

First Place: Son of Kolchak by Randy Gross

Click here to see all winners and finalists.