Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival Announces Dates, Open Submission Call + Film Freeway Debut!

It's the "Fantastic Four" at The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival when the hottest ticket in town triumphantly returns for its FOURTH annual event this winter. Honoring the 20th century's most visionary and influential novelist Philip K. Dick, the highly-anticipated FOUR-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 is now seeking submissions through its open call to any and all filmmakers who wish to bring their modern masterpieces to the first and only science fiction film festival ever to grace the big screens of New York City.

To festival is now accepting submissions from filmmakers who have the coolest and most original, creative and entertaining science fiction, fantastic, horror, supernatural, speculative and metaphysical feature and short films. Entering is now quicker and easier than ever with the festival's exciting debut on the industry's leading service Film Freeway at www.filmfreeway.com/festival/ThePhilipKDickFilmFestival. Deadlines include August 1, 2015 (Early Bird Deadline), October 15, 2015 (Regular Deadline) and December 8, 2015 (Extended Deadline). In addition, the festival remains active on Withoutabox at www.withoutabox.com/login/9016 accepting submissions through June 15, 2015 (EARLY BIRD DEADLINE), September 15, 2015 (Regular Deadline), December 1, 2015 (Late Deadline) and December 7, 2015 (Extended Deadline). For all information, also make sure to visit the festival's official website at www.thephilipkdickfilmfestival.com.

The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival has thrilled attendees with enthralling and visually captivating themes which have made the event a favorable and continued success. The festival returns following a maximum sold out 2015 event and major recognition from high-profile news media including a primetime segment on NBC New York/COZI TV's News 4 New York at 7 and articles 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! For more information, please visit the festival's Twitter page at twitter.com/PhilipKDickFest (tweet the hashtag #PKDFestNYC) and the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ThePhilipKDickFilmFestival. Check out the festival's NBC New York/COZI TV's News 4 New York at 7 segment appearance at http://www.nbcnewyork.com/on-air/as-seen-on/288485941.html.

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), PKD Festival's "Best Science Fiction Feature" 2012 award winner Radio Free Albemuth (2010), The Adjustment Bureau (2011), Total Recall (2012) and FOX's upcoming drama series Minority Report (2015). 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

Festival Websites/Social Media:
Official Domestic Website: www.thephilipkdickfilmfestival.com
Official International Website: www.philipkdickfilmfestival-europe.com

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