About Poe Films

Who we are

The Poe Contest for top feature and short screenplays in the Edgar Allan Poe story structure style is now associated with the Poe Film Festival, held annually in Richmond, Virginia, in the late fall. We are seeking the finest suspense and mystery scripts, and dare you to stun us with your voice and keep us on the edge of our seats as Poe thrilled readers in his time. We will invite our writing finalists to join us for networking, panel discussions and film screenings at the festival.


Our Vision

Poe Films strives for a world in which enlightenment, knowledge and tolerance prevail. We believe film as an art form has the power to bridge cultures and illuminate the universality of the human experience.

Poe Films enthusiastically pursues its artistic and public service goals; to enrich, to educate, to entertain, to initiate cultural dialogue and celebrate cinematic excellence in any language. Our principles objectives encompass promoting film to an ever-widening audience as a powerful medium that inspires creativity, encourages introspection and compels exploration.