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

Twenty-three Virginia colleges and universities were invited to submit their finest student films; only seven of them remain after the first round of judging.  Here are the Official Selections for the College Film Awards, to be presented on Saturday, November 4.

Autumn’s Room by Justin Coupe

Bar Quixote by Matthew Benedict

Changing Jane by Jarrod Anderson

Delicacy by Talula Mays

Do You Know by Sophia Okorn

Ghost Machine by Paige Compton

vi. Gratitude by Jeanette Lam

Jiggle the Knob by Steven Burneson

Monday by Chenzy Graziano

Positive by Harrison Mines

Ticking Hearts by Nick Moon

Until Death Do Us Part by Nathaniel Dunn

Congratulations to all of our Official Selection filmmakers.  Second round judging commences today, and will determine nominees in four categories: Best Technical Award, Best Artistic Award, Best Screenplay, and Grand Prize Best Film.  The Grand Prize winning school’s film program will receive a cash award of $500 from the Virginia Film Office.

Check out ticket information on, which opens today.  Seating is extremely limited, so buy your tickets as soon as possible.

This will be a high-energy event with great films, great guests and great entertainment.  See you there!


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