The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival: Schedule for March 5!

The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival
Schedule for March 5
March 5, 2020

The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival kicked off last night but today is the first full schedule of events! Keep reading for times and descriptions of all of the film shorts screening tonight, March 5, 2020!

The Sci-Fi Shorts Program Is Featured Tonight, March 5, 2020. It runs from 7-9pm. All screenings for the Festival, which runs from March 4-8, 2020, will be held at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, NY (36-01 35th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106). Read on for a detailed description of today’s screenings and all of the Festival’s details!  

A Poem in Bamboo (2019)

Director: Xufei Wu, Chun-Yao Chang
Run Time/Country: 5 min, USA
Synopsis: In 1920s, Southern China, a young bridegroom is visiting his aunt who lives alone in the distant mountains. Bamboo grows everywhere like an ocean. The mansion is beautiful and his aunt seems kind but there is a locked room in the attic with strange noises.

American Quartet (2019)

Director: Jesca Prudencio
Producer: Adam Grannick
Run Time/Country: 9 min, USA
Synopsis: In a 2030s small town bitterly divided over who belongs, a young Muslim-American woman puts herself at risk when she shares her private, digitized memories with strangers, challenging the status quo in the hope that empathy will triumph over hate.

Eli (2019)

Director: Nathaniel Milton
Run Time/Country: 15 min, USA
Synopsis: A 15-year-old musician believes he has an extraterrestrial
implant in his ear. This is a true story based on the filmmaker’s experiences within the realms of High Strangeness, Magical Thinking and Manic Delusion.

Hello, World (2019)

Director: Nathan Hong Fisher
Producer: Kristy Richman
Run Time/Country: 12 min, USA
Synopsis: In a near future love story about a couple’s journey to hold onto one another through life and death, they make the decision to continue their existence through technology.

Memory Unit (2019)

Director: Tim Hall
Run Time/Country: 15 min, USA
Synopsis: Unusual events surround the hospitalization of a father with Alzheimer’s disease.

Solstice (2019)

Director/Producer: Lisandro Perez-Rey
Producer: Cynthia Barrera, Laura Sweeney
Run Time/Country: 15 min, USA
Synopsis: During a brutal winter storm, a bartender befriends a homeless man and brings him home for a warm meal and an ancient ritual.

Vivir (2019)

Director: Lewis Rapkin
Run Time/Country: 3 min, USA
Synopsis: In the not-so-distant future, Earth has become infertile and the struggle to grow food off-planet takes an unsuspecting turn when a scientist makes a peculiar discovery.

Insight (2019)

Director: John K. Jones
Run Time/Country: 12 min, USA
Synopsis: Suspecting infidelity, an anxious wife uses simulation technology to practice safely confronting her husband in real life.

Unified Theory (2019)

Director: Christina Hibner
Run Time/Country: 5 min, USA
Synopsis: An experimental animation that follows two cosmic entities where the main character tries her best to learn about the nature of the universe from her teacher who is a master of the universe. Experiencing moments of enlightenment that transform the way she sees the world, the student opens her eyes to things she could not imagine.

Post-Film Q&A:

Filmmakers will be present for a discussion after the screening.


Complete Schedule:

For the complete schedule of programming along with details on each film and short being presented, head to the Festival’s Website where each day’s schedule and the individual films are broken out and described!

Festival Passes

Passes to screenings can be purchased at

About The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival:

“The core of my writing is not art but truth.” – Philip K. Dick

The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival launched in 2012 as New York City’s first and only festival of its kind. The festival honors the enduring legacy of novelist Philip K. Dick, whose enormously effective works composed of fictional universes, virtual realities, technological uprising, dystopian worlds and human mutation served as a significant observation of the current state of society. Organized by individuals and filmmakers who understand the difficulties and challenges of presenting unique narratives in a corporate environment, the festival embraces original concepts and alternative approaches to storytelling in the form of independent science fiction, horror, supernatural, fantasy and metaphysical films. Since 2013, the festival has held additional gatherings in France, Germany, Poland, Rotterdam, Los Angeles, and in 2020, will debut the festival in London.

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