Who we are
The Poe Film Festival, held in Richmond in late autumn, is a weekend celebration of talented college and independent filmmakers who are inspired by the intensity and suspense of the master storyteller, Edgar Allan Poe. More than thirty mid-Atlantic universities are invited to compete for awards in technical merit, artistic merit, best documentary and best screenplay. The Festival features networking receptions and educational discussions led by industry professionals.
What we do
Poe Film Festival, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, 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.
How we accomplish this
Thanks to your financial and in-kind support, through this website and during our annual fundraising campaign, Poe Film Festival, Inc. is able to rent theater venues, hold receptions, attract professional talent, and promote networking opportunities between our young filmmakers, our participating college film students and professors, and independent cinema professionals during our festival in the Fall. In addition, we encourage Virginia university alumni to become their school’s singular “College Sponsor,” with a donation to fund that school’s travel and participation in our Red Carpet Awards event. If you wish to be a “College Sponsor,” please click on our “Donate” page for more information. Our 30 participating schools are listed at our “Latest News” tab. Thank you for supporting the hopes and dreams of our promising young filmmakers.