4th Annual Philip K. Dick European Sci-Fi Film Festival Awards

Award winners have been announced by The Philip K. Dick European Science Fiction Film Festival, held in Cologne, Germany at Filmclub 813 e.V. from October 27-28, and in Lille, France at L’Hybride from November 2-3. It was the fourth annual gathering to honor the legacy of novelist Philip K. Dick, and there were over 40 independent science fiction films presented, seven of which were commended for their cinematic excellence.

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 27th

BEST SUPERNATURAL FEATURE

AYLA (2017, USA)

Director: Elias

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 and after a horrific assault descends into madness.

Screened: Cologne, Germany on October 28th

BEST MINI DOCUMENTARY

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 28th

BEST 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 2nd

BEST 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

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. “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.”