26 November 2013

The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival Releases Schedule

Brooklyn, N.Y. November 21, 2013 - The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival has added two films as part of the official selections and has announced the full schedule of events for its highly anticipated second annual event to honor one of the most revered writers within the literary world. The multi-day experience will launch in Williamsburg, Brooklyn from December 6-8, 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.

Among the two surprise films are Larry Fessenden's exciting thriller Beneath (2013) which will screen on Friday, December 6. Written by Tony Daniel and Brian D. Smith the film stars Daniel Zovatto, Bonnie Dennison and Chris Conroy and follows six high schoolers struggling to survive against a vicious man-eating fish on the open seas. The following night Jessica Curtright and Santiago C. Tapia's terrifying short Territorial (2013) will screen on Saturday, December 7. Produced by Napoleon Dynamite's Efren Ramirez who stars alongside Brighid Fleming and John Gulager the film follows a person's quiet yet horrifying weekend at home.

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

The First Day: Directed by Nicholas Zafonte (7:00-7:13 PM)
Ascendants: Directed by Don Schechter (7:14-7:22 PM)
The Compositor: Directed by John Mattiuzzi (7:23-7:53 PM)
The Crystal Crypt: Directed by Shahab Zargari (7:54-8:03 PM)
Promised Land: Directed by Joe Turner Lin (8:04-8:32 PM)
The Pod: Directed by Eric Pennycoff (8:23-8:44 PM)
CyBelle Horizon: Directed by Rachael Reichert (8:44-8:52 PM)
Deadstar: Directed by Brandon Wright (8:52-9:01 PM)
Odessa: Directed by Cidney Hue (9:01-9:16 PM)
Luv U: Directed by Ben Garchar (9:16-9:21 PM)
Vessel: Directed by Adam Ciancio (9:30-11:00 PM)
Beneath: Directed by Larry Fessenden (9:30-11:00 PM)

Territorial: Directed by Jessica Curtright and Santiago C. Tapia (7:00-7:11 PM)
Sulfuric: Directed by Jeffrey A. Brown (7:11-7:20 PM)
The Session: Directed by Rick Craft (7:20-7:52 PM)
Environmental Pressures and Species Adaptation: Directed by Jihyun Park (7:25-7:36 PM)
Hide and Seek: Directed by Kayoko Asakura (7:36-7:52)
Khoon Ltd.: Directed by Rahul Desai (7:52-8:10 PM)
Honeymoon Suite: Directed by Zao Wang (8:20-8:35 PM)
Adjust Your Tracking: The Untold Story of The VHS Collector: Directed by Dan M. Kinem and Levi Peretic (8:35-10:15 PM)
Thanatomorphose: Directed by √Čric Falardeau (10:15-11:45 PM)

Emit: Directed by J.S. Mayank (6:00-6:09 PM)
Exit: Directed by Michel Goossens (6:10-6:20 PM)
Karon: Directed by Erez Avni and Itai Edry (6:20-6:40 PM)
Biographer: Directed by Viktor Gorbachev (6:40-7:30 PM)
Agophobia: Directed by Benjamin Ross Hayden (7:10-7:34 PM)
All of Me: Directed by Susan Koenen (7:34-7:44 PM)
9 Minutes: Directed by P.J. Wolff (7:44-7:53 PM)
Inside the Mind of the Alchemist: Directed by Kirk Zamieroski (7:53-7:58 PM)
Escape: Directed by David Conte (7:58-8:26 PM)
The Astronomer: Directed by Philip R. Garrett (8:36-8:41 PM)
Son of Man: Directed by Janek Ambros (8:41-8:55 PM)
Lv-225: Directed by Ettore Biondo (8:55-9:00 PM)
The Final Equation: Daniel Abella (9:00-10:15 PM)
Closing Ceremonies (10:15-10:30 PM)

As further details become available including scheduling times, film summaries 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 from Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 7, 2013. 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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