OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.
|Best Science Fiction Feature
|We are looking for good independent science fiction.One that challenges us with the mystery of the mind and the universe. Think 2001, PI, CUBE, THE MATRIX. Shynia Tsukomoto,Cronenberg, Alejandro
Robot stories that provoke us into thinking what is human vs machine. UFO stories that challenge our
concept of reality and parallel universes.Some of the themes include cyberpunk, steampunk, space opera, dystopia or parallel universes, time travel
|Best Science Fiction short
|All genres that explore reality and our perception of it. We are looking for original voices and visions. Short stories, adaptations from Science Fiction writers.Arthur C Clarke.,Heinlein.
Cyberpunk, time travel,dystopia, cult , overall weirdness,
Looking for weird sci-fi with a human twist... Michael Haneke movie for example.
Think Pi, Cube, Moon, and other great sci-fi independent
|Best Philip K Dick adaptation
|Best Philip K Dick story, documentary , adaptation or inspiration. Themes can include
what is reality, who are we, what does it mean to be human, stories can be drawn from
any sci fi author or inspired by these themes.
|Best Horror/ Supernatural short
|Extreme cinema,New French extremism influenced by Gaspar Noe, Clair Dennis,Bruno Dumont, Alexander Aja, Michael Haneke. Think of films like 13 Tzametti or
Apocalyptic horror, 2012 , End of Time. The best horror is the one we carry inside of us; the one that is hidden, lurking in the shadows ready to pounce on us any moment. Think scifi/horror.Disorienting cinema, fear of the body of death, of time. The weider the better.
|Best Horror/ Supernatural feature
|New Frech extremism Gaspar Noe, Bruno Dumont, Clair Dennis...surrealistic horror... Alejandro Jodorowsky, El Topo.Michael Haneke.Horror with class is the motto.
Apocalyptic horror, 2012 , End of Time. The best horror is the one we carry inside of us; the one that is hidden, lurking in the shadows ready to pounce on us any moment. Think Psycho, Body Snatchers.H.P Lovecraft, H.R. Giger thinking man's horror David Cronenberg is a good example of sci-fi/horror. that causes disorientation, and shivers.
|Best New Media/Movie Trailer
|Sci-fi and horror webseries, trailers,videos, virtual reality, 3d, and other formats
|Best Science/Science Fiction Documentary
|All subjects in science and science fiction. Attention to form and rigor. Lives of scientists,personalities. We look for fresh new approaches to making a documentary
|Best Virtual Reality
|Virtual and Immersive Experiences that cover Horror Sci Fi and
Documentary. Note filmmaker should be present at festival to present his virtual
reality piece in either Germany or France
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The festival mission is 2fold:
1. To promote visionary sci-fi, the kind you see in the works of Philip K Dick, Michel Houellebecq, Ray Bradbury,Heinlein,Ursula Le Guin, Jorge Luis Borges Sam Delany Jules Verne, Arthur C. Clarke.We are looking for dark.moody,strange, cerebral,off the beaten path sci-fi , one that provokes and engages our sense of awe and curiosity.Other themes include magical realism,cult, strange,the supernatural and the eerie.We look at films that push the cinematic form to new levels of expression.
We are also looking for good supernatural /horror stories that reflect the societies fears and paranoia. zombies,extreme cinema, fear of the flesh, disorientation.George Romero, Alexander Aja, Gaspar Noe,
Cronenberg,Alejandro Jodorowsky, H.P. Lovecraft.The theater of Fear.
In a nutshell we are looking for good sci fi and horror stories.
2. To promote the role of science in the culture through our
Science in Action documentary category.Biopics,reenactments, are all welcomed in our documentary section.Nano tech, Biotech,Singularity projects,AI all themes that restore our sense of wonder.
We look for original voices and visions in works submitted. Lastly, this is a festival by filmmakers for filmmakers
If you feel like an outsider in the world, you will fit right in in our festival
Like our page at www.Facebook.com/thephilipkdickfilmfestival or visit
our website www.philipkdickfilmfestival-europe.com
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Phillip K. Dick is organized in honor of the great writer Philip K
Dick.This is a festival run by filmmakers who understand the difficulties and challenges of telling a unique story in a corporate environment.All films are seen from beginning to end. A feedback sheet
is given to all those that submit films,We want you to be part of our ongoing science fiction community
This is the second season for the European festival.
This festival pays more attention to fantastic, horror and supernatural with special emphasis on the new cinematic extremism in recent years.
All entries submitted to the Philip European Philip K Dick festival are automatically considered for the New York Festival which will take place
later on in December.
All you have to do is to submit thru Withoutabox and ask for a waiver.
Each festival has a flavor. For the European, we will be looking closely
at horror and additional categories such as fantastic ,magical realism and the supernatural.
Aldo Romero (Producer); Aldo Romero (Programmer /Media Director); Daniel Abella (Director)
We require DVD screening copy of the project for selection - NTSC Region O DVD or H264 MPEG 4 /HD is preferred. DO NOT SEND PRESS PACKS, PHOTOS, TESTIMONIALS OR ANYTHING ELSE WITH YOUR SUBMISSION - it is a waste of paper and post. If we accept your film we will ask for the other things we need. Better still, make sure you upload a full press kit and trailer to your WAB listing.
So, process is this - our selection team view the film, if we like it...it's in!
All features we screen will be preceded by a short film selected by us - no exceptions. We believe strongly in a short & feature program for our audience.
Films submitted to the festival will be promoted on our website, in printed materials and in our press and marketing activity. You give us the right to use the name of the film, the images submitted and any logos for the uses listed.Films selected will only be used at the Philip K. Dick Film Festival for the year submitted and not for other years or exhibitions.
Once a film is submitted and accepted to the festival you guarantee to not withdraw it from the festival under any circumstances. You also guarantee to make sure we actually receive screening materials at least one week before the festival.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing your film.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
I, the undersigned, have read and understood and each provision listed below, and I accept and agree with each of the following provisions: 1. I have read, understood and complied with all eligibility requirements of the categories for which I would like this film to be considered. 2. To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true. 3. This film is not subject to litigation nor is threatened by any litigation. 4. I am duly authorized to submit this film to the Festival and its Competition and understand that if accepted, the Festival holds the right to screen my film for Festival screening and non-commercial promotional purposes and to extract clips from this film for promotional purposes. 5. I understand that the Philip K. Dick Film Festival ("Festival") is not responsible for any type of damage to or loss of the print during screenings, at any other time during the course of the Festival, while the film is in the Festival’s possession or while en route to or from the Festival, and I release from any and all liabilities regarding damage to or loss of the print while en route to/from the Festival or while it is in their possession. 6. Should this film win an award at the Philip K. Dick Film Festival , I am authorized and/or empowered by all parties legally representing this film to name the individual(s) listed on the Award Designation List (to be received upon notice of selection to Festival) to receive any and all award(s). If a film is eligible for an award and no one was designated to accept the award, the award will be deemed forfeit and another award winner will be chosen. 7. In the event the designated party is unable to attend the awards ceremony, I understand that the director and/or producer of the film as listed in the credits of the film shall accept any and all awards in their stead. 8. If selected as a participant in the Festival, television ready media clips of the film must be provided by the date provided on notice of selection. 9. I am aware Festival may provide critics an opportunity to review films prior to the Festival 10. I understand that shipping charges of the screening copy of my film to the Festival are my responsibility. We confirm we have obtained all necessary rights and permissions to present the submitted film(s) at the Philip.K. Dick International Film Festival. Furthermore, I /we have read and agree to the regulations of the Festival. In this respect the applicants will indemnify the festival organizers against any actions, claims, costs or demands from whatever source and of whatever nature regarding their film(s). Films submitted to the festival will be promoted on our website, in printed materials and in our press and marketing activity. You give us the right to use the name of the film, the images submitted and any logos for the uses listed.The films accepted will only be used specifically for the Philip K. Dick Festival for the year submitted and not for any other events or exhibitions. Once a film is submitted and accepted to the festival you guarantee to not withdraw it from the festival under any circumstances. You also guarantee to make sure we actually receive screening materials at least one week before the festival. Thank you and we look forward to seeing your film.