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

Twenty-fifth in a series of articles from our visits to colleges and universities that are invited to participate in the 2018 College Film Awards.

American University gets our “A” grade in providing opportunities to student filmmakers.

Chartered by Congress in 1893, American University answered George Washington’s call to create a national university in the nation’s capital and to train public servants for the future. Those future public servants are lucky to matriculate at a school with a nationally-acclaimed film department.

American’s Film & Media Arts division builds young filmmakers, with intense classes in screenwriting, cinematography, lighting, sound recording, and editing. As the school puts it, “All are part of the mix of professional skills you’ll learn here to prepare yourself for a career as an artist creating compelling stories for public knowledge and action.”

Imagine the amazing films these well-trained and talented students could provide to our 2018 College Film Awards.

Our visit this week to the snow-covered campus on Massachusetts Avenue in Northwest D.C. revealed to us the movie-making canvas available to the Film & Media Arts students. Professional, urban, political, high society, romance, drama, action, dynamics — it’s all here for the filming.

We welcome American University to the mix of colleges and universities invited to our College Film Awards. Go Eagles!

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