Submissions are now open for our
2021 College Film Awards!
For our college filmmakers, read the RULES below, and submit your film and a completed Submission Form to: firstname.lastname@example.org
All submissions for college filmmakers are FREE through this website.
Final Deadline is Friday, October 8, 2021.
Film Submission Form
(Complete for each submission)
Name of college: ___________________________________________
Contact person info: _______________________________________
Title of film: ________________________________________________
Running Time: _______________ minutes
Year of Production: ________________________________________
Name of student director: _________________________________
Name(s) of filmmakers who will attend and introduce the film: _____________________________________________________
⎕ I certify that this film is an original work of art and does not include protected or copyrighted material, and give consent to Poe Film Festival to exhibit this film during the 2021 Poe Film Festival to a public audience.
Owner of film
Poe Film Festival’s Film Submission Requirements
Each college or college student may submit an unlimited number of short films (narrative and/or documentaries) at no charge. Films may be of any genre, but with a running time of no more than twenty (20) minutes. Brevity is a virtue that is often rewarded.
Poe Film Festival reserves the right to limit, for judging purposes, the number of short films submitted by any one university or college (including students from such university or college) to the best four (4) films in Poe Film Festival’s sole discretion.
Films must be primarily productions of student filmmakers, although some professional assistance is permitted.
Film Specs: All films must be submitted via a Downloadable share link (ex. Dropbox, Googledrive). Please make sure your file is set to public or if private, we are still able to access and download. We do not accept physical files by mail or otherwise.
Digital uploads should be viewed in their entirety before submitting the application.
Vimeo Digital links can be sent to: email@example.com
We will accept updated versions of submitted films only prior to the final deadline.
Congratulations to our
2019 College Award Winners:
|Poe Storytelling||Awakened||Travis Maxwell||VSU|
|Screenwriting||Hello Mother, Hello Daughter||Christopher Corl||Regent|
|Lost Love||Hello Mother, Hello Daughter||Christopher Corl||Regent|
|Loss of Sanity||Art of Fugue||Asher Caplan||UVA|
|Journalism||Stuck in Stone||Kassidy Hammond||VCU|
2018 College Official Selections
Here are the Official Selections in the 2018 College Film Awards:
Against the Clock – Virginia Tech
An Untold Story – Georgetown University
Bardo’s Voice – Wilmington University
Beneath the Boards – Liberty University
Murder at the Theatre – Liberty University
Curse Worms – Mary Baldwin University
Last Call – Regent University
Mare – Regent University
Time of Ashes – Regent University – Technical Award Winner
Molasses – University of Virginia – *Grand Prize Winner
To Grow Wings – University of Virginia – Best Screenplay Winner
Pneuma – Virginia Tech – Artistic Merit Award
Suds and the City – Virginia Commonwealth University
The Golden Cage – James Madison University – Best Documentary Award
The Right Way – James Madison University
Midnight Daydream – Old Dominion University
Unik – Old Dominion University
Wake-Up Call – University of Richmond
High School Showcase
Poe Film Festival will proudly host its third annual High School Showcase screening event at VCU in 2021. The location, date and time will be announced. The Virginia High School League will again sponsor this event.
Talented young filmmakers from high schools throughout Virginia will present their creative short films to a live audience.