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

Congratulations to our 2019 Film Festival Winners:

Best feature screenplay – Brendan Butler, “The Cave Girl”

Best short screenplay – Al Finocchio, “Give Love a Shot”

Best teleplay – Patrick Gamble, “The Osmonds”

Best Documentary – Sean Boyce, Brian Maresco and Kassidy Hammond, “Stuck in Stone”

Best Adapted Short Film – Annette Bedrossian, “Night Tide”

Best Adapted Film – Paul von Stoetzel, “The Conqueror Worm”

Best Original Short Film – Christian Stark, “Vers La Lune”

Best Original Film – Michael Mizgalski and Charles Mitri, “Table for Two”

Director’s Award – Mickael Broth, “The Night Owl”

Poe Film Festival University Showcase Winners:

Poe Storytelling Award: “Awaken” by Travis Maxwell, Virginia State University

Screenwriting Award: “Hello Mother, Hello Daughter” by Christopher Corl, Regent University

Lost Love Award: “Hello Mother, Hello Daughter” by Christopher Corl, Regent University

Loss of Sanity Award: “Art of Fugue” by Asher Caplan, University of Virginia

Journalism Award: “Stuck in Stone” by Sean Boyce, Brian Maresco, and Kassidy Hammond, Virginia Commonwealth University

Congratulations to all Official Selections and Winners. Keep filming!

Poe Film Festival is a place that reminded me of when I started making short films of my own in college. Seeing a festival like this that gives students the opportunity to showcase their work and network with professionals in the industry is what will accelerate this newer festival into something much bigger for new and upcoming independent filmmakers. 

— David Fritzson, director (VA), Wireless, 

2018 winner for Best Original Short Film