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

It’s that time of year when the world falls in love with your screenplay. So don’t keep it hidden in a binder on your shelf. Be proud. Share it with the world, and the world will reward you when you submit to The Poe Contest.

Why should you submit to Poe rather than other contests? Five reasons:

Number Five

Our judges. Each script is read in total by our panel of Poe scholars, not some second year dental school student who took a composition class in L.A. public schools. Maybe that’s a little harsh, but some contests (especially the big ones) pay their judges pittance per 120-page script. Is that fair to you?

Number Four

Our scripts are judged based upon Poe’s Principles of Composition, not Save The Cat formulas or typical Hollywood weak story-telling. If you have a script that’s original, with rising tension and emotional connection, we will reward you.

Number Three

Check out our submission prices. We don’t soak you.

Number Two

Our winners have a history of getting produced. Isn’t that what it’s all about? Last year’s feature winner, “The Odds” by Bob Giordano is in post-production, and our shorts winner, “I’ll Have Another” by Bill Brock is enjoying top film awards at several film festivals this year. Hint: our script development partner, Poe Films, is in talks for two of our top-placing scripts.

Number One

It’s POE! Win it and your career will languish Nevermore.

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