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 screenplays. Our judges look for Poe's touch in script submissions -- growing intensity, brevity in words and dialogue, and "unity of effect" upon the audience.

Submit your film

Final deadline for submissions online is Saturday, September 15, 2018, after which judging will begin. Submissions are free and must be accompanied by a completed submission form. To enter, college film departments and their student filmmakers may submit here.

Past Winners

The Poe Film Festival proudly announces the winners of the 2017 College Film Awards for Technical Merit Award, Artistic Merit, Best Screenplay, and Grand Prize for Best Film.

College Film Awards are Now Open for Submissions!

Film students from 30 invited colleges and universities in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia, will compete for top prizes at the College Film Awards, hosted by Poe Film Festival in Richmond on: 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Click here for more info

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