Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival Now Accepting Submissions For 2016 Event!

And so it begins. The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival has opened its call for submissions for its fourth spectacular year honoring the literary world's most visionary author Philip K. Dick. The highly-anticipated five-day event will touch down on The Big Apple from January 14-17, 2016 and will screen at the superb Tribeca Cinemas for a second year in a row. The festival returns after a maximum sold out 2015 event and major recognition from high-profile news media including a prime segment on NBC New York/COZI TV's News 4 New York at 7 and articles and listings in The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Time Out New York and Metro New York. With many more exciting announcements in the months ahead, 2016 will surely be #PKDFestNYC's biggest and brightest year yet!

To submit the coolest, most original and exciting science fiction and fantastic films, please visit the festival's website at or the Withoutabox page at Deadlines include June 15, 2015 (Early Bird Deadline), September 15, 2015 (Regular Deadline), December 1, 2015 (Late Deadline) and December 7, 2015 (WAB Extended Deadline).

The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival has thrilled its attendees with entertaining and visually captivating themes which have made the event a favorable and continued success. For more information, please visit the festival's Twitter page at (tweet the hashtag #PKDFestNYC) and the Facebook page at Check out the festival's NBC New York/COZI TV's News 4 New York at 7 segment appearance at

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 extremely successful 2012-2015 festivals, a 2013 international event in Lille, France and endless screening events the festival is only beginning its vision of honoring the legacy of the great Philip K. Dick. With the presence of accomplished directors, writers, producers and industry leaders who best represent the goals of the festival and original voices and enhanced visions in works submitted, this is a festival created 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 successful film developments including Blade Runner (1982), Total Recall (1990), Minority Report (2002), Paycheck (2003), A Scanner Darkly (2006), 2012 Festival "Best Science Fiction Feature" Award winner Radio Free Albemuth (2010), The Adjustment Bureau (2011) and Total Recall (2012). Dick's enormously effective views comprised of technological advancements, 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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