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

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

Washington & Lee not only is a potential buddy movie, it is one heckuva historic college in Virginia. Named after the hero general of the Revolutionary War and the, ahem, general of the Civil War, Washington & Lee attracts an international group of gifted students as well as aspiring young filmmakers.

Our Lexington stop, though brief, inspired our own dreams of filmmaking. Led by director Shawn Paul Evans, the W&L film program minor is saturated with writing courses, coupled with an international arts curriculum to round out the student filmmaker’s world-view and stoke his/her creative juices.

Of great interest to Poe Film Festival is W&L’s documentary film production class, where teams of students produce five-minute documentaries that highlight ethnic and cultural story-telling. Many gems are undoubtedly produced by these students.

So we welcome Washington & Lee to our College Film Awards in October. Submissions are free and open on our website on April 1. Go Generals!

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