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

Sunday, October 21


Poe Film Festival

Professional Filmmaker Event



Grace Street Theater

934 W. Grace Street

Richmond, VA


2 pm               Doors open

2:15 pm          Welcome / Introduction

2:30 pm          First Block of Films


“The Tell-Tale Heart” by Charles Sharman-Cox                                              

Set in a crumbling Victorian lunatic asylum, this faithful film adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s famous tale is a psychological portrait of a deranged man who commits a murder for what he feels is a perfectly valid reason.


“Egret & Joliah” by Aaron Levine                                                                                    

Egret and Joliah sit in a gallery.  Time moves, they don’t.  Joliah is a storyteller who has eagerly written a story that reflects her world.  Even though Egret repeatedly tells Joliah not to share her story, Joliah can’t help herself.


“Post Script” by Eric Robillard                                                                            

            A young writer trying to decipher the concept of love, becomes inspired by the lives and relationships of those around him.


“Everything is Upstream” by Martin Ponferrada                                            

            Part animation and part documentary.  Buddhist monks from around the world offer vivid descriptions of their dreams, which are then brought to life through detailed rotoscope.


“The Museum of Lost Things” by Gregory Cioffi and Dennis Pahl              

            In a late-night encounter in an all-night diner, a writer in his late 40s tells to an affable waitress the story of his stumbling upon a strange museum on an obscure street in downtown Manhattan.


“Wireless” by David Fritzson                                                                               

            James, an aging baby-boomer, arrives just after closing at a local cell phone store seeking help with a smartphone.  Derek, an empathetic employee, helps James find the courage and strength to say goodbye to the woman who occupies space on his SIM card.


“Keepsakes” by Paige Compton                                                              

            A high school teen, absorbed by jealous delusions about love and friendship, encounters what she believes is betrayal and the result is tragic.


“Art Heals” by Justin Dent                                                                                    

            This passion project and short documentary showcases artist Amy Black as she takes a surprising and respectful approach to help restore another woman’s identity.


“House of the Seven Gables” by Benjamin Wickey                            

            Haunted by the dark days of witchcraft hysteria in New England, the Pyncheon family endeavors to lift a family curse and find buried treasure before ghostly terror can once more strike in The House of the Seven Gables.


“Have You Seen Jake Verona?” by Brit Bucklee                                              

            After her colleague vanishes, a young reporter follows every lead in hopes it will solve the mystery of her friend’s disappearance.


“Flytrap” by Connor Bland                                                                       

            Charles falls into a germaphobic hysteria living under the unsanitary habits of his roommate. Narrated by the protagonist, his petty yet paranoid reality unfolds as he delivers a confession email to his unreliable advisor, Mr. Waters.


“The Raven” by Damian Draven                                                             

            Edgar Allan Poe’s masterpiece comes to life in this faithful adaptation.  The Raven tells the story of a poet longing for his lost love.   Director Draven’s remarkable film premiered at the opening of the 2018 Poe Film Festival.


7 pm   Event ends.

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