The 5th Annual Philip K. Dick European Science Fiction Film Festival Announces Award Winners

The 5th Annual Philip K. Dick European Science Fiction Film Festival Announces Award Winners

The 5th Annual Philip K. Dick European Science Fiction Film Festival Announces Award Winners

The Philip K. Dick European Science Fiction Film Festival has announced the award winners for its fifth annual event. The gathering saluted the legacy of novelist Philip K. Dick with a slate of independent Science fiction films, eight of which were honored for their cinematic excellence. The festival was held in Lille, France from October 25-26 and in Cologne, Germany from November 1-2.

BEST PHILIP K. DICK SHORT

It's a Clear Day (2017)

Director: María Vázquez

Run Time/Country: 14 min, Spain

Synopsis: A woman is planning on giving a lecture on the famous Science fiction writer Philip K. Dick. Everything seems like her everyday routine, except for a little excitement because of the event. But as time passes she will discover nothing is what it seems.

BEST Science FICTION SHORT

Metta Via (2017)

Director: Warren Flanagan

Run Time/Country: 10 min, Canada

Synopsis: Set in the future, a young woman wakes up in a mysterious temple-like room and must figure out her purpose.

BEST HORROR SHORT

The Ash: Safe HAVEN (2017)

Director: Marty Stalker

Run Time/Country: 17 min, UK

Synopsis: A deadly volcanic ash cloud. A 12-year-old boy besieged by the bloodthirsty infected. When the ash falls, terror rises.

BEST HORROR FEATURETTE

Sound From the Deep (2017)

Director: Antti Laakso, Joonas Allonen

Run Time/Country: 29 min, Finland

Synopsis: An international research group is searching natural resources from the Arctic Ocean. They pick up a strange underwater sound from far north, and start to follow it to the uncharted waters. Inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Nazi VR (2017)

Director: David Freid

Run Time/Country: 17 min, Germany

Synopsis: The High Tech Prosecution of a WWII Nazi Guard with virtual reality.

BEST VIRTUAL REALITY

Eclipse (2018)

Director: Aymeric Favre

Run Time/Country: 40 min, France

Synopsis: An immersive "hyper-reality" experience and a glimpse into tomorrow's cinema. Contrary to most VR experiences dedicated to entertainment, this exhibition is a four-player interactive Science fiction short film enhanced by physical effects, full body awareness and a total freedom of movements.

BEST TRAILER, TEASER OR NEW MEDIA

APEX (2018)

Director: Stuart T. Birchall

Run Time/Country: 4 min, UK

Synopsis: Emergence of a hybrid human-alien consciousness from the void.

AUDIENCE AWARD

Tous les jours (2017)

Director: Philippe Orreindy

Run Time/Country: 14 min, France

Synopsis: A company director is under the perverse psychological influence of her superior. But is it real or is it an hallucination caused by her anguish?

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, filmmakers and fans around the world.

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