The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival is returning for its fifth annual event from May 25-30, 2017. This year’s anniversary program will spotlight over 100 films, exclusive premieres, discussions, virtual reality demonstrations and celebratory gatherings as the festival continues its everlasting tribute to the master of science fiction, Philip K. Dick. To kick off the event, singer and songwriter IAMEVE will perform her debut single “Starman” at the opening night reception.
For the past five years, The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival has exhibited quality independent sci-fi for audiences who crave new innovative pathways of expression. The festival supports freethinking filmmakers equipped with the knowledge of our world, brave enough to see beyond the barriers of existence and who give to an art form that unites the masses. Daniel Abella, the founder and director of the festival, enthused about this year’s milestone event and the high-caliber official selections. “I am very excited to present this year’s fifth annual festival in our home of New York City. The lineup includes films from throughout the world and represents talent across all backgrounds and beliefs.”
Abella added, “Science fiction continues to entertain but also inform us about current and future trends and it is our mission to bring together like-minded people tied by a common purpose to remain human in a world of progressive dehumanization.” While praising the works and prophecies of the festival’s namesake, Abella said, “Philip K. Dick’s message is that in spite of forces marshaled against the human spirit, both political and technological, humanity can prevail if we find the will and determination to pave a better future. This festival represents his voice.”
Details on the full schedule, passes and venues is available at www.thephilipkdickfilmfestival