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PKD Festival Winners Announced

The 2024 Philip K. Dick Film Festival has come and gone, and reports are that every night was sold out at the Museum of the Moving Image, which hosted this year’s event. MOMI is “the only museum in the U.S. dedicated to exploring the art, history, and technology of the moving image” according to their Instagram account.

The film festival seeks to promote “original or adapted material inspired by the works of Philip K. Dick, Jorge Luis Borges, Italo Calvino, Robert Anton Wilson, Franz Kafka, and others who have explored the metaphysical, the eerie in all its manifestations.” Winners of this year’s festival competition are listed below:

 

  • Best Philip K Dick Feature — Creep Box
  • Best Science Fiction Feature — Quantum Suicide
  • Best Supernatural Feature — Alone Together
  • Best Culture in Sci-Fi — Distant Thunder
  • Best Philip K Dick Short — Buffering… Please Wait
  • Best Short — Porgy’s
  • Best Science Fiction Short — Homologies
  • Best Supernatural Short — The Gorge
  • Best Singularity Eschaton and Beyond — Algo Dreams
  • Best Virtual Reality — Broken Specter
  • Best Isolation in Sci-Fi — Dandelion
  • Best Anime/Animation — Feast of Amrita
  • Best Sci-Fi Music Video — Lift Me Up
  • Best Web Series — Strange Days at Blake Holsey High
  • Best Trailer — Burner Face
  • Best Graphic Novel — Halloween Girl
  • Best Sci-Fi Screenplay — The Nether
  • Best Supernatural Screenplay — Passage
  • Best Short Form Screenplay — Solipsism

 

This year’s festival programming included discussions of anime, short films in both science fiction and supernatural genres, experimental sci-fi films, Japanese sci-fi, as well as a series of panels about the film industry. Featured speakers Carylanna Taylor and Spero Stamboulis examined film distribution from the perspective of the filmmaker.

In addition to the screenings of features and short films, author Paul Levinson was in attendance to moderate a talk on the craft of screenwriting. And actor Matthew Modine was on hand for a Q&A about his short film I Am What You Imagine.

SciFi4Me contributors Jason and Laura Nadler were on hand and will file additional reports soon.

 

Jason P. Hunt

Jason P. Hunt (founder/EIC) is the author of the sci-fi novella "The Hero At the End Of His Rope". His short film "Species Felis Dominarus" was a finalist in the Sci Fi Channel's 2007 Exposure competition.

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