Brooklyn, N.Y. December 10, 2013 – The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival made a triumphant return to Williamsburg for its unforgettable second annual event this past weekend. The exclusive three-day gathering screened a total of 37 feature films and shorts and welcomed the arrivals of highly acclaimed filmmakers, distinguished guests and enthusiastic fans to the prestigious IndieScreen theater. Awards were presented to several of the films which were adapted or inspired from the impressive works of Philip K. Dick. The mission of the festival’s second year was marked by tremendous crowds, all of whom were entertained by the creative and captivating stories based on the legacy of one of the most pivotal and significant fixtures of science fiction.
LIST OF HONORABLE AWARD WINNERS:
Best Dramatic Competition – Son of Man: Directed by Janek Ambros
Best Web Series/Trailer – Deadstar: Directed by Brandon Wright
Best Science Fiction Feature – Vessel: Directed by Adam Ciancio
Best Science Fiction Short – Emit: Directed by J.S. Mayank
Best Singularity – Eschaton and Beyond Karon: Directed by Erez Avni and Itai Edry
Best Horror/Supernatural Short – Territorial: Directed by Jessica Curtright and Santiago C. Tapia; Produced by Efren Ramirez
Best Horror/Supernatural Feature Thanatomorphose: Directed by Éric Falardeau
Best Philip K. Dick Short – The Crystal Crypt: Directed by Shahab Zargari
Best Documentary – Adjust Your Tracking: The Untold Story of The VHS Collector: Directed by Dan M. Kinem and Levi Peretic
The Philip K. Dick Festival of Science Fiction, The Supernatural, Metaphysics and Drama delighted its attendees through its entertaining and visually captivating themes which have made the event a favorable and continued success. The event took place at Williamsburg’s IndieScreen theater at 289 Kent Avenue at S. 2 Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 from Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 8, 2013. For more information please visit http:// www.thephilipkdickfilmfestival.com and be sure to stay informed of all ongoing announcements on the festival’s Facebook page at https:// www.facebook.com/ThePhilipKDickFilmFestival and Twitter page at https://twitter.com/PhilipKDickFest.
About The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival: The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival is the first of its kind to grace the screens of New York City and is organized by filmmakers who understand the difficulties and challenges of telling a unique story in a corporate environment. The inaugural festival from December 7-9, 2012 drew record crowds of over 1,000 participants for the exclusive screening of Radio Free Albemuth which was based on Dick’s 1985 novel posthumously published three years after his death. The Lille, France event from October 25-27, 2013 screened celebrated international films and enjoyed much success in the first of many global outings. The festival continues to hold seasonal gatherings across the city and will also pioneer a Spring 2014 cyberpunk festival in Tokyo and the Blade Runner Retrospective at the Museum of Moving Image in Astoria, New York. The mission of the festival is to uphold the stature of original voices and visions in works submitted and recognize the phenomenal themes of Philip K. Dick. Lastly, this is a festival by filmmakers for filmmakers.
About Philip K. Dick: “Reality is whatever refuses to go away when I stop believing in it.” – Philip K. Dick Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was one of the 20th century’s most profound novelists and writers within the science fiction community. His exploration, analysis and beliefs led to the publishings of 44 novels and 121 short stories. Dick’s enormous library of works led to several film developments including Blade Runner (1982), Total Recall (1990), Minority Report (2002), Paycheck (2003) and most recently Radio Free Albemuth (2010), The Adjustment Bureau (2011) and the successful remake of Total Recall (2012). The film industry is also awaiting the release of King of the Elves in 2014, which will surely be yet another prosperous depiction of Dick’s literary contribution to science fiction. Dick’s enormously effective views comprised of fictional universes, virtual realities and human mutation foresaw an exaggerated version of the current state of government and contemporary life. Though he is gone in the physical form his philosophies live on in the techniques applied to modern stories and films and generate large displays of appreciation and understanding.
For more information please contact: Daniel Abella, Festival Director Program Office: 917-362-9337
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