The Poe Film Festival is not currently accepting pitches or scripts other than through the contest format.

Our Mission

The Poe Film Festival is organized and operated exclusively for Literary and Educational purposes associated with the instruction and development of literary and film works based upon the structural style of Edgar Allan Poe and the public display of such works to a community audience.

The Poe Method

We believe that Edgar Allan Poe's story structure, based upon his "Principles of Composition," works perfectly for movie stories. Our judges look for Poe's touch in film submissions -- growing intensity, brevity in scenes and dialogue, and "unity of effect" upon the audience.

Submit your film

Final deadline for college and young filmmaker submissions online is Saturday, September 15, 2018. Click on our "Festival Info" page
for more details and updates.

Past Winners

The Poe Film Festival proudly announces outstanding winners of the 2017 College Film Awards for Technical Merit, Artistic Merit, Best Documentary, Best Screenplay, and Grand Prize for Best Film. Regent University captured the top prize.

Latest News


High School Program Announced!

In concert with our sponsor, the Virginia High School League, the Poe Film Festival is proud to announce its exciting new event for Virginia’s young filmmakers. The 2018 High School Showcase, a film screening show Read more…