Award Winners Announced for 4TH Annual PHILIP K. DICK EUROPEAN SCI-FI Festival
Award winners have been announced by The Philip K. Dick European Science Fiction Film Festival for its fourth annual event. The gathering honored the legacy of novelist Philip K. Dick with over 40 presentations of independent Science fiction films, ?seven of which were commended for their advances in cinematic excellence. The festival was held in Cologne, Germany at Filmclub 813 e.V. from October 27-28, 2017 and in Lille, France at L'Hybride from November 2-3, 2017.
The Philip K. Dick European Science Fiction Film Festival congratulates the 2017 award winners:BEST Science FICTION SHORT:
Adam (2016, Denmark)
Director: Veselin Efremov
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.
Screened: Cologne, Germany on October 27thBEST SUPERNATURAL FEATURE:
AYLA (2017, USA)
Synopsis: A man haunted by the mysterious death of his four-year-old sister brings her back to life thirty years later as an adult woman, with dire consequences. Starring Dee Wallace (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial) and Tristan Risk (American Mary).
Screened: Cologne, Germany on October 28th BEST HORROR SHORT:
Abrakadabra (2017, UK)
Director: Benedykt Zasadzki
Synopsis: A woman arrives in London from Eastern Europe and wanders the city alone. In a museum, she acquires telepathic contact with an ancient Egyptian spiritual entity
descends into madness.
Screened: Cologne, Germany on October 28th
The Dollhouse (2017, USA)
Director: Kyra Elise Gardner
Synopsis: A loving tribute to growing up in the world of the psycho killer doll, Chucky.
Screened: Cologne, Germany on October 28thBEST NEW MEDIA/ANIMATION:
Flutter (2016, USA)
Director: Vladimir Todorov
Synopsis: In this animated film about despair, hope and the power of love, a man is trapped in a body that keeps him pinned to the ground. While others can defy the laws of gravity and fly freely above his head, he can only watch from a distance. He is an outcast, destined to trudge through life.
Screened: Lille, France on November 2nd BEST PHILIP K. DICK SHORT:
Synchronous (2016, Colombia)
Director: Ricardo Fernández Jiménez
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.
Screened: Lille, France on November 2ndBEST PHILIP K. DICK AUDIENCE AWARD:
Juliet (2015, France)
Director: Marc-Henri Boulier
Synopsis: In a near future, the SEED Company launches with great fanfare JULIET1, the first generation of synthetic pleasure beings. But as technology evolves and new styles come and go it becomes more difficult for mankind to find their own place.
Screened: Lille, France on November 3rd 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 ?ód?, 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. Connect With Us: