The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival will hold its fifth annual event from March 15 to March 19, 2017 in New York City. The festival has announced an open call for submissions in science fiction, fantastic, horror, supernatural, speculative and metaphysical feature and short films and alternative forms of storytelling through virtual reality and new media. Entering into its fifth year, the festival continues to showcase films where freedom of expression, original storytelling, creativity and filmmakers of all cultures prevail within the timeless legacy of novelist Philip K. Dick.
Deadlines to submit to The 2017 Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival include July 1, 2016 (early deadline), October 15, 2016 (regular deadline), December 30, 2016 (late deadline) and January 11, 2017 (extended deadline). To submit via Film Freeway, please visit www.filmfreeway.com/festival/ThePhilipKDickFilmFestival. To submit via Withoutabox, please visit www.withoutabox.com/ login/9016. Complete information about rules and eligibility is available at www.thephilipkdickfilmfestival.com.
About The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival:
The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival is New York City’s first and only festival of its kind and is organized by individuals
and filmmakers who understand the difficulties and challenges of telling a unique story in a corporate environment. With successful 2012-2016 festivals, international festivals in Lille, France (2013, 2015) and Łódź, Poland (2015) and numerous event screenings
the festival is only beginning its vision of honoring the legacy of the great Philip K. Dick. The festival has received media attention
from publications such as The New York Times, The New York Daily News, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, CBS New York, Discover Magazine, Time Out New York, Gothamist, Metro New York, Chelsea Now, The Villager, Downtown Express, DNA Info, Flavorpill, Examiner and a January 13, 2015 primetime segment on NBC New York/COZI TV’s News 4 New York at 7 with anchor Roseanne Colletti (viewed at www.nbcnewyork.com/on-air/as-seen-on/288485941.html). Through an environment of directors, writers, producers and industry professionals who best represent the goals of the festival and original voices and enhanced visions in works submitted, this is a festival created for filmmakers by 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 and television adaptations including Blade Runner (1982), Total Recall (1990), Minority Report (2002), Paycheck (2003) A Scanner Darkly (2006), Radio Free Albemuth (2010), The Adjustment Bureau (2011), Total Recall (2012), FOX’s Minority Report (2015) and Amazon’s critically acclaimed series The Man in the High Castle (2015). Dick’s enormously effective views comprised of fictional universes, virtual realities, dystopian worlds and human mutation foresaw a sensational 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 narratives, films and ideals and generate large displays of appreciation and understanding.
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