The Philip K. Dick European Science Fiction Film Festival has announced two exciting lineups of over 40 films to be screened across two countries for the third annual event. The gathering begins in Cologne, Germany from October 14-15 at Filmclub 813 e.V. where among the many gems is a special block of virtual reality films presented with Google Glass. The festival then makes a return trip to Lille, France at the L’Hybride theater on October 22.
Highlights include Juho Aittanen’s Hypnos based on a story by H.P. Lovecraft; Coralie Fargeat’s sensory perception drama Reality+; Thierry Los’ robotic surf culture short Forbidden Beach and Eymeric Jorat’s robotic murder mystery Jakob. The Cologne virtual reality blocks includes Ben Leonberg’s zombie apocalypse Dead Head; Philipp Maas and Dominik Stockhausen’s atmospheric Sonar; Ryan Hartsell’s music video I’ll Make You Bleed by the band “These Machines are Winning”; and Pierre Zandrowicz’s I, Philip, an in-depth look into the mind of an android modelled after the one and only Philip K. Dick.
With a combination like Philip K Dick and virtual reality, how can any self-respecting futurist miss out on this? Festival passes are available through philipkdickfilmfestival-europe