THE PHILIP K. DICK SCIENCE FICTION FILM FESTIVAL PARTNERS WITH ŻUBROFFKA FILM FESTIVAL FOR DECEMBER EVENT IN POLAND
(New York City, N.Y.) November 30, 2017 — The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival has partnered with the Żubroffka Film Festival, a thriving and passionate event dedicated to the diversity and artistry of international film. Festival director Daniel Abella will present a curated selection of films for the program The Universe is Stranger Than Fiction – Visions From The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival on December 8, 2017in Kleszczele, Poland. The lineup will explore the themes of science fiction including the future of humanity, the nature of reality and the complexities of paranoia.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2017:
Świetlica Wiejska Wsi Dobrowoda (Kolejowa 19, Kleszczele, Poland)
Block: “The Universe is Stranger Than Fiction – Visions From The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival
Time: 18:00 – 19:50
Director: Veselin Efremov
Run Time/Country: 5 min, Denmark
Synopsis: In a dystopian future, an organic body is a privilege easy to lose and a convict awakens to the grim reality of having been transferred into a mechanical shell.
Run Time/Country: 5 min, Japan
Synopsis: A girl encounters an android on the street. She finds something strange about the experience and decides to follow the android to give it a “message.”
Director: Ricardo Fernández Jiménez
Run Time/Country: 14 min, Colombia
Synopsis: A man whose consciousness has the ability to live in two parallel worlds simultaneously must help a dangerous gangster to win a bet. But everything changes when he meets a woman.
Tears in the Rain (2017)
Director: Christopher Grant Harvey
Run Time/Country: 11 min, South Africa
Synopsis: An engrossing look into the world of Philip K. Dick’s legendary novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968) and its motion picture adaptation Blade Runner (1982).
Beyond the Doors (2016)
Director: Brent Murray
Run Time/Country: 8 min, USA
Synopsis: A man’s quest to find the perfect cuckoo clock will cost him much more than he could ever imagine. Based on a story by Philip K. Dick.
The Parcel (2016)
Director: Wilke Weermann
Run Time/Country: 17 min, Germany
Synopsis: In a world where it is normal to be alone, a man gets a package for his supposedly dead neighbor and the supernatural object drives him insane. After neighbors begin to stalk him, he realizes that there is a secret organization that wants to destroy his life. So he starts his counterattack.
The Plan (2016)
Director: Pierre Teulières
Run Time/Country: 13 min, France
Synopsis: In an isolated mansion, a creature follows the orders of his master in order to accomplish a shady plan that will change the world. Meanwhile, a desperate father is looking for his missing daughter.
The Aleph (2016)
Director: Cenk Guzelis
Run Time/Country: 9 min, Austria
Synopsis: Aleph, found in the woods of Vienna, is a point in a space which contains all the points of universe, where all the universe can be observed without distortion or confusion. Animated film based on the short story by Jorge Luis Borges.
Director: Jeremiah Hammerling
Run Time/Country: 9pm, Singapore
Synopsis: In the near future, sleep has become a crime and police units called “Wakes'”are tasked with incarcerating sleepers.
Admission to the event is free. For more information, please visit the festival at www.zubroffka.pl.
About The Philip K. Dick European Science Fiction Film Festival:
The Philip K. Dick European Science Fiction Film Festival launched in October 2013 and has screened events in Lille, France, Cologne, Germany and Łódź, Poland. Organized by individuals and filmmakers who understand both the challenges and rewards of telling a unique story in an independent environment, the festival represents the deep analyses and philosophical views of internationally renowned novelist Philip K. Dick, whose work has inspired generations of writers and filmmakers all around the world. In spotlighting such genius, this is a festival created for filmmakers by filmmakers.
About Żubroffka Film Festival:
Żubroffka Film Festival is an open event not restricted by anything, respecting diversity and variety in film. It is a place bringing together artists open to the world and people who have a sense of humor and who value nature and its products. The festival provides a platform for exchanging ideas and thoughts which will enable creative meetings of artists from eastern and western countries.
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