The Second Philip K. Dick International Film Festival of Science Fiction, Fantastic Film, Science and the Supernatural is accepting entries via Withoutabox. The festival is the first in the five boroughs devoted to science and science fiction. Named for the iconic novelist and short story writer whose work inspired the films ‘Blade Runner‘, ‘Total Recall‘ and ‘Minority Report‘, the four-day event aims to start a tradition of honoring films inspired by authors who have explored the metaphysical and eerie in all its manifestations. Possible themes include cyberpunk, dystopian realities, paranoia, altered states, parallel universes and the supernatural/occult. Science/science fiction documentaries, features and shorts are accepted.
A variety of competitive awards are available, including Best Dramatic, Best Science Fiction Feature, Best Web Series, Best Trailer, and Best Documentary, among others. A new competition this year will be for the 48 Hour Best Philip K. Dick Short Adaptation.
The first Philip K. Dick Festival brought in phenomenal crowds, including standing room attendance to see ‘Radio Free Albemuth‘, based on the Philip K. Dick feature novel, starring Jonathan Scarfe and music sensation Alanis Morissette. Some of the panelists included noted scientist Ronald Mallett, distinguished writer Walter Mosley, co-writer of the ReAnimator films Dennis Paoli and UFO experts Richard Dolan and Peter Robbins.
Panels at this year’s festival will include such topics as psychic/superconscious children, the singularity, transhumanism, media influence, the science of tomorrow, cryonics, borderland sciences and anomalous aerial phenomena (AAP) as well as extending invitations to authors who have written extensively on Philip K. Dick.
New features for this year’s festival include an extensive graphic novel and comic book section to accompany the film screenings and panels. The 2013 edition of the Film Festival will take place December 5-8, 2013 in Brooklyn, NYC at Indie Screen Theater – 289 Kent Ave
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