15 November 2013

The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival Returns To Brooklyn

Brooklyn, N.Y. November 15, 2013 - The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival has announced the official selections for its highly anticipated second annual event to honor one of the most revered writers within the literary world. The record-setting four-day experience will launch in Williamsburg, Brooklyn from December 5-8, 2013 at the prestigious IndieScreen theater and will screen numerous innovative features and shorts which are adapted or inspired by the unprecedented works of Philip K. Dick. Each of the films capture the distinctive boldness of the the genre and bring forth some of the most riveting moments of science fiction cinema.

The finalists set to be screened as part of the festival's schedule include:

The Final Equation: Daniel Abella (2009, USA)
Thanatomorphose: Directed by √Čric Falardeau (2012, Canada)
Vessel: Directed by Adam Ciancio (2013, Australia) •

9 Minutes: Directed by P.J. Wolff (2012, USA)
Agophobia: Directed by Benjamin Ross Hayden (2013, Canada)
All of Me: Directed by Susan Koenen (2012, Netherlands)
Ascendants: Directed by Don Schechter (2013, USA)
The Astronomer: Directed by Philip R. Garrett (2012, USA)
Biographer: Directed by Viktor Gorbachev (2013, Russia)
The Compositor: Directed by John Mattiuzzi (2013, USA)
The Crystal Crypt: Directed by Shahab Zargari (2013, USA)
CyBelle Horizon: Directed by Rachael Reichert (2013, USA)
Deadstar: Directed by Brandon Wright (2013, USA)
Emit: Directed by J.S. Mayank (2012, USA)
Environmental Pressures and Species Adaptation: Directed by Jihyun Park (2013, South Korea)
Escape: Directed by David Conte (2013, USA)
Exit: Directed by Michel Goossens (2013, Spain/Netherlands)
The First Day: Directed by Nicholas Zafonte (2012, USA)
Hide and Seek: Directed by Kayoko Asakura (2013, Japan)
Honeymoon Suite: Directed by Zao Wang (2013, China)
Inside the Mind of the Alchemist: Directed by Kirk Zamieroski (2013, USA)
Karon: Directed by Erez Avni and Itai Edry (2012, Israel)
Khoon Ltd.: Directed by Rahul Desai (2013, India)
Luv U: Directed by Ben Garchar (2013, USA)
Lv-225: Directed by Ettore Biondo (2013, Italy)
Odessa: Directed by Cidney Hue (2012, USA)
The Pod: Directed by Eric Pennycoff (2013, USA)
Promised Land: Directed by Joe Turner Lin (2013, USA)
The Session: Directed by Rick Craft (2013, USA)
Son of Man: Directed by Janek Ambros (2011, USA)
Sulfuric: Directed by Jeffrey A. Brown (2013, USA)

As further details become available including scheduling times and ticket sales the festival anticipates another successful event, further solidifying the city's strong and endless appreciation for Philip K. Dick. The first New York City festival saw 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 festival's recent event in Lille, France screened numerous films and enjoyed much success in its first global outings. The team behind the annual festivities continue to hold seasonal gatherings across the city and will also pioneer a Spring 2014 cyberpunk festival in Tokyo.

The Philip K. Dick Festival of Science Fiction, The Supernatural, Metaphysics and Drama will delight its attendees with its entertaining and visually captivating themes which have made the event a favorable and continued success. The event will take place at Williamsburg's IndieScreen theater at 289 Kent Avenue at S. 2 Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211. For more information please visit http://www.thephilipkdickfilmfestival.com, 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 International Film Festival of Science, Science Fiction, Fantastic Film and the Supernatural and the first of its kind to grace the screens of New York City is organized by filmmakers who understand the difficulties and challenges of telling a unique story in a corporate environment. Following a successful 2012 inaugural year, 2013 marks the second annual Brooklyn festival which will expand it's genres of films and panels and its recent first international event in Lille, France. Guest speakers and writers that best represent the goals of the festival will attend the opening ceremonies. We look for original voices and visions in works submitted. 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.

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