Director: Samuel Vanclooster
Belgium, 14 min
"Quantum Satori” is a Science Fusion short that mirrors its public’s interpretation through a thought-provoking maze of film scenes."
Director: Alfred Thomas Catalfo
USA, 20 min
In 1947, newly-minted congressmen/future presidents John F. Kennedy, age 29, and Richard Nixon, age 34, travel to Pennsylvania where they must make a fateful decision. A supernatural drama based on true events. Philip K. Dick predicted Richard Nixon's comeback in his 1964 novelette, “What The Dead Men Say,” based his character Ferris Freeman on Nixon in “Radio Free Albemuth,” and had a fictional battle with Nixon in Michael Bishop's novel “Philip K. Dick is Dead, Alas.”
Mission Backup Earth
Director: Alexander Pfander
Germany, 11 min
An interstellar mission to colonize exoplanets is in danger. The ship is on collision course with an unknown celestial body. Mission failure is not an option.
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
How to build a time machine
Director: Jay Cheel
Canada, 82 min
Jay Cheel's How to Build a Time Machine introduces two middle-aged men whose exposure to an eon-leaping H.G. Wells story pointed them in very different directions. Ronald Mallet, UConn Professor who is working on a Time Portal by taking advantage of a loophole in Einsteins Equations and Robert Niosi A former stop-motion animator who had the idea of building a replica of a movie prop that had entranced him in childhood: the sled-like contraption in George Pal's 1960 The Time Machine.
Is science fiction the science of the future? Pt 2
Following the film, there is a panel that explores the mindset of science fiction and how it often translates into science. A distinguished panel of scientists and writers will discuss how certain inventions came straight out of science fiction and how the science of the future might the science fiction of today. This is a follow up panel to the one given at the 2012 Philiip K. Dick Science Film Festival.
Dr.Ronald Mallett Ph.D is the author of "Time Traveler: A Scientist's Personal Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality." Dr. Mallett is a professor of physics at University of Connecticut. Mallett has appeared in numerous TV documentaries on time travel including an episode on the History Channel's popular program "The Universe" at:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZ1qyB3ZILc
Mallett's UConn homepage is at:http://www.phys.uconn.edu/~mallett/main/main.htm
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
A LIFE GONE WILD
Director: Maryanne Bilham
U.S.A, 18 min
A mini biopic of the Telluride-born, New York-based visionary artist and writer, Ingo Swann, the 'father of remote viewing', the CIA's paranormal spying program - and friend for many years of Philip K. Dick. Ingo's life on the frontier of the paranormal included 'psychic probes' of Jupiter, Mercury, the Moon and Mars, detailing many features that came to be verified years later by NASA. Drawing on new interviews and archive, the film is also an exploration of the nature of reality as perceived via the six senses of the world's most-tested psychic.
Website: ingoswann.com alifegonewild.com
REMOTE VIEWING PANEL
A distinguished panel of scientists and practitioners discuss Remote Viewing a mental faculty that allows a perceiver (a "viewer") to describe or give details about a target that is inaccessible to normal senses due to distance, time, or shielding. The centerpiece of this panel discussion is Ingo Swann, a man of exceptional clairvoyant skills. The panel will share stories about Ingo, whose talents convinced the Army to fund the first "Psychic Spies" program in the U.S.
Jacques was born in France, where he received a B.S. in mathematics at the Sorbonne and an M.S. in astrophysics at Lille University. During his tenure at SRI in the early days of "Star Gate" Jacques collaborated in the parapsychology project at the request of Hal Puthoff and inspired Ingo Swann to use information science concepts to define what became Coordinate Remote Viewing ("CRV"), the basic technique for the program. Later he was called back into the project and was trained in CRV by Ingo as part of the development of the methodology. He also participated as a consultant in the work of SAIC under Ed May after the conclusion of the SRI project.
Jacques Vallee is currently General Partner of several venture funds he co-founded in Silicon Valley.
Thomas (Tom) McNear, Lieutenant Colonel, US Army (ret.) was the first member of the Army Star Gate program to be personally trained in Coordinate Remote Viewing (CRV) by Ingo Swann and the only member Mr. Swann trained through Stage VI; he was the
"proof of principle guinea pig." Tom's sessions also began to evolve into Stage VII (phonetics), naming many sites by name via phonetics. A fellow remote viewer wrote: "Tom's results were not just impressive. Some could even be considered spectacular."
In 1985 Tom wrote the first CRV manual based on his training with Mr. Swann. After serving in the Army's remote viewing program from 1981-1985, Tom continued a successful career in Army counterintelligence and counterespionage.
In 1986, Tom joined Ingo Swann and a few others in remote viewing the planet Mars. In 2011, after a 25-year hiatus, Tom performed a successful CRV session with Ingo Swann as his monitor, identifying Horseshoe Falls, NY by name.
MARYANNE BILHAM KNIGHT
Director of the Documentary
Photographer/Director Maryanne Bilham-Knight is an award-winning photographer with 35 years’ industry experience, who has worked with some of music’s greatest recording artists.
Maryanne is a trained Controlled (“CRV”) Remote Viewer, who met the late Ingo Swann, ‘the father of remote viewing’, twenty years ago. Swann was a close personal friend of both Maryanne and her husband Robert as well as a constant source of inspiration thanks to his visionary artwork, writing and research in the consciousness fields – and it was this close association that inspired her short film ‘A Life Gone Wild’. The project, produced by the estate of Ingo Swann, marks Maryanne’s debut as a documentary film director.
DR. HAROLD PUTHOFF
Dr. Harold (‘Hal’) Puthoff is President and CEO of EarthTech International, Inc. and Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin.
His present research interests range from theoretical studies concerning gravitation, inertia, cosmology and energy research, to laboratory studies of innovative approaches to energy generation and space propulsion. Earning his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1967, Dr. Puthoff's professional background spans more than five decades of research at General Electric, Sperry, the National Security Agency, Stanford University, SRI International, and, since 1985, as Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin and President of EarthTech International, Inc. In addition to carrying out research on
paranormal topics for the intelligence community and Dept. of Defense for over a decade in the ‘70s and ‘80s, he has published numerous papers on electron-beam devices, lasers, quantum zero-point-energy effects, and space propulsion, has patents issued in the laser, communications, and energy fields, and is co-author of a graduate level textbook Fundamentals of QuantumElectronics.
Blynne Olivieri is an Assistant Professor and Head of Special Collections at the University of West Georgia where her work includes administering the papers and rare book collection of psychic, writer, and artist Ingo Swann (1933-2013). From 2009-2012, Blynne served as Pacific Northwest Curator at the University of Washington Libraries.
Panel will be Moderated by Daniel Abella, director of the Philip K.Dick Film Festival.
PKD SHORTS - INSPIRATION OR ADAPTATION
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Director: Mónica Mateo
Spain, 16 min
An enveloper of a tasks depot works tirelessly. What appears to be a dull and machining day will become his worst nightmare.
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Dir: Gary Lee
USA, 10 min
A man stays one step ahead of nefarious forces in the race to find a child who may hold the key to mankind’s future.
Director: Hayden Phipps & Brett Williams
South Africa, 16 min
A haunting tale of a suburban man’s encounter with a mysterious parcel.
After collecting the parcel from his local post office, he is confronted with an unsettling force that embeds itself into his reality.
TEARS OF THE RAIN
Director: Grant Harvey
South Africa, 11 min
Tears In The Rain is a short film set in the world of Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968) as well as the motion picture Blade Runner (1982).
Director: Vincent Cappello
France, 14 min
Mr. HERNST has forgotten everything, even his own identity.
Facing him, his doctor pushes trough the ages of his life trying
to recover the memory of the event that made him forget everything.
Piper in the Woods
Director: Matthew Ramirez
USA, 7 min
With strange things happening at a remote research station, a university psychologist is sent to investigate. Based on a short story by Philip K.Dick.
BEYOND THE DOOR
Director: Brent Murray
USA, 7 min
A man’s quest to find the perfect cuckoo clock will cost him much more
than he could ever imagine.
Three Point Dynamics
Director: Keaton Smith
USA, 15 min
An alcoholic theoretical physicist seeks to right the wrongs of his past by applying his unified theory to reality.