The Philip K. Dick Festival Trailer 2018

The 2019 festival will be celebrated in Santa Ana, California, the city where Philip K. Dick lived for the last 7 years of his life: March 15 - March 17, 2019



June 1, 2018       Early Bird Deadline

September 15, 2018  Regular Deadline

November  15, 2018    Late  Deadline

Jan 1, 2019    Extended Late Deadline

Jan 15, 2019          Notifications

March 15 -17      Festival -Location TBA


The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction and Supernatural Festival proudly accepts entries via, the world's best online submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, unlimited video storage, digital press kits, and more. Click to submit with Film Freeway.


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Carlos keyes, Kelly Rae LeGault, Dan Abella, Nana Gouvea, Jonny Beauchamp and Tom Seizemore



Richard Clabaugh, Holly Chadwick, Jeremiah Kipp, Carlos Keys, Sarah Hutt and Armand Assante


"Alterscape" winning team


Dan Abella and Armand Assante


Many thanks to our newest sponsor:


Many thanks to the following sponsors for years of support:


Also, special thanks to the following people:
John Alan Simon, Dara Bratt, Kieran, Stephen Johnston, Matt Owen, George Petras, Yann Krajewski, Glenny Young, Carlo Rosignoli, Jane Topping, Christopher Piazza, Spicer and Carylanna Taylor.





We accept Blue Ray, DVD, and QuickTime for FEATURES ONLY. (Quicklime is strongly preferred) Shorts should be submitted as Quicklime FILES ONLY. Preferred codec is h264 or MPEG -4.  One copy of each film please. (Unless it is a webisode. We are limited in storage space) No FTP submissions. PLEASE make sure all digital submissions are CLEARLY LABELED with movie title (No long obscure titles with technical info please).

Once a film is chosen, the film makers will be sent a detailed instructions on how to upload to our dropbox.


Philip Kindred Dick (December 16, 1928 – March 2, 1982) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist and philosopher whose published works mainly belong to the genre of science fiction. The novel The Man in the High Castle bridged the genres of alternate history and science fiction, earning Dick a Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1963. 

In addition to 44 published novels, Dick wrote approximately 121 short stories, most of which appeared in science fiction magazines during his lifetime. Although Dick spent most of his career as a writer in near-poverty, eleven popular films based on his works have been produced, including Blade Runner,Total Recall, A Scanner DarklyMinority ReportPaycheckNext, and The Adjustment Bureau. In 2007, Dick became the first science fiction writer to be included in-the Library of America series.


The mission of the Philip K. Dick Film Festival is 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. We look at films that challenge the viewers reality  with ideas and concepts not normally found in conventional stories. All genres are welcome.

We look for original voices and visions in works submitted. Lastly, this is a festival by filmmakers for filmmakers.



Fellow Philip K Dick brothers and sisters

If you know anyone in your or some other company be entertainment, electronics.... whom you think might be interested in sponsoring this event (which will get huge amount of press) please email me at: and we will talk to them and present them with our marketing packages.

All the best.

Click here to download our Marketing Strategy PDF.

Donate through Fractured Atlas

Through a fiscal sponsorship program with Fractured Atlas, The Philip K Dick Film Festival  accepts tax deductible contribution; cash and non cash that can be used to make this festival an exciting and memorable event. 

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Donate through Meetup

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