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, financial support, and promotion of Virginia regional narrative and documentary 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

Submissions for the Pro Film Awards competition are open on FilmFreeway and Withoutabox with our extended late deadline on July 31, 2019. Click on our "Festival Info" page for updates.
College Filmmakers submit for FREE. See our College/High School page.

Past Winners

The Poe Film Festival announces winners of the 2018 Pro Film Awards and its College Film Award winners for Technical Merit, Artistic Merit, Best Documentary, Best Screenplay and Grand Prize film. Click on our "Past Winners" page for more information.

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