2012 Program

 

 

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Friday,  December 7th

Location: Indie Screen

289 Kent Ave at S. 2 Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211

RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH

7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

The Philip K Dick Film Festival opens its 2012 season with Radio Free Albemuth the masterful adaptation of Philip K Dick's novel. Radio Free Albemuth was directed by John Alan Simon (producer of the Getaway) and stars Shea Wigham, Jonathan Scarfe ( Savages), Katheryn Winnick (Love and other drugs) and Alanis Morrisette.
Berkeley record store clerk Nick Brady (Jonathan Scarfe) begins to experience strange visions from an entity he calls VALIS that cause him to uproot his family and move to Los Angeles where he becomes a successful music company executive. With the help of best friend, science-fiction writer Philip K. Dick himself (Shea Whigam) and a mysterious woman named Silvia (Alanis Morissette), Nick finds himself drawn into a dangerous political-mystical conspiracy of cosmic proportions. The story is set in an alternate reality America circa 1985 under the authoritarian control of President Fremont, a Nixon-like clone (Scott Wilson). Q&A with director John Alan Simon will follow the screening of the film.
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HENRI

9:15 pm -9:45 pm

 

 


Henri, a powerful short film directed by Eli Sasich,stars Keir Dullea ( of 2001 fame) and Margot Kidder (Superman) explores human existence at the most fundamental, personal level - what it means to be a conscious individual. Set hundreds of years in the future, a derelict spacecraft, controlled and powered by a human brain, floats aimlessly in the outer reaches of space. Trapped in the cold, mechanical prison of the vessel, the brain, which has no recollection or concept of self, miraculously begins to experience disjointed images of its former life - images it cannot understand.Piece by piece, it builds a body eventually  becoming a cyborg with awareness. A running voice over (Keir Dullea) brings us into the mind of Henri as he remembers his last interaction with his builder(Margot Kidder), Henri becomes  human (Keir Dullea) in his final confrontation with mortality.
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WHITE

9:45 pm - 10:00 pm

 
 
It’s another 120-degree day with five more days to Christmas and hot is the only season left in New York City. Global warming has accelerated and the sun has become a tangible threat to survival. Bato and his wife Gina are expecting a baby, but they weren’t expecting it so early. Although they planned to have the baby at home, Gina now requires the services of a clinic for the premature delivery. With no money for the clinic, Bato enters into a race against the sun, the birth, his community, and even his own identity to save his family as he is forced to sell the new currency of this world.
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RED TULIPS

10:00 pm -10:15 pm

 
 
In a magical world where memory lasts only a few hours, James learns how to recognize the only thing he really needs to know.
Directed by: Shanti Thakur, Red Tulips won Best Narrative Film at the Columbus International Film Festival, and has screened at LA Shortsfest, Mill Valley Festival, Athens International Film Festival and the St. Louis International Film Festival.
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LITTLE KAIJU

10:15 pm - 10:20 pm

 

 
The whimsical journey of a mysterious vending machine dwelling creature who explores the shadowy corners of Tokyo after dark.

 

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SPIDERS 3D

10:20 pm - 11:50 pm

 

 

 

 

 From the director Tibor Takacs "The Gate" comes Spiders 3d  a
creature feature that picks up when a new species of spider is discovered in after a derelict Soviet space station crashes into Manhattan.
The body of an MTA subway worker is discovered after the satellite crash and his death ruled an accident.

JASON COLE (Patrick Muldoon), the MTA line supervisor, is given clearance to re-open the station by a group of government agencies coordinated by COLONEL JENKINS (William Hope) and Russian scientist DR. ARANOV (Pete Lee Wilson).
When Health Department inspector RACHEL COLE, Jason’s ex-wife (Christa Campbell), examines the subway worker’s body she finds strange eggs incubating. During cleanup up of the crash site Jason discovers a giant spider's nest filled with egg sacs.
SPIDERS 3D stars Patrick Muldoon, Christa Campbell, William Hope, Pete Lee Wilson, Jon Mack and Sydney Sweeney.

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THE FEED

11:50 pm - 12:05 am

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In a future when computers are integrated into our brains and endless information flows before our eyes, society has become numb and lifeless. The various problems that come with digital technology incessantly torment the mind of Dr. Tobin, a man who facilitates the computer-brain integration as his profession. His only solace is in connecting with one of his special patients, which allows him to find peace. Dr. Tobin is ultimately forced to decide whether to perpetuate this human-computer symbiosis, or to break the cycle and give human nature a chance. Directed by Benjamin Berger.

 

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LONG DAYS

12:05 pm - 12:15 am

In the desolate landscape of the American Northeast, Carol, an alluring woman living on the fringe, carries out her quiet routine. Even as she lands an interview for a job as a waitress, she gets a call for the work she can't refuse. In the ensuing racy encounter, her true identity is exposed. Directed by Adam Keleman.
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THE FINAL EQUATION

12:05 am -1:15 am

Through a series of String equations, physicist Jack Smith begins to realize Einstein's Dream of a Unified Field Theory. When his calculations accidentally unlock a door between realities and start to unravel the fabric of his existence, Jack is forced to make a choice between science and faith. Directed by Daniel Abella
 
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Saturday,  December 8th

 

YEARS IN BARDO

1:00 pm - 1:25 pm
Years in Bardo, portrays the life of an individual by externalizing deep conscious feelings of liberty, identity, family, and death through sound and image. As the protagonist ages, time loses structure and becomes a visual conduit for travel by way of memory and clairvoyance. Directed by Keaton Smith.

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ODOKURO

1:25pm -1:35pm

 
Directed by Aurelio Voltaire The skeleton of a rat-monkey comes to life in a room full of cursed objects in this Gothic tale with a sci-fi twist. This is the 5th film in the award winning 'Chimerascope' series by MTV and SY FY channel station ID veteran, Aurelio Voltaire. Narrated by electro-Goth, New Wave icon, Gary Numan.

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THE SKY PEOPLE

1:35 pm - 1:50 pm

Sky People won Best Experimental Film at the LA Shortsfest, an Oscar-qualifying film festival: which qualified Sky People  for consideration of an Oscar nomination for Best Live Action Short. This is the hard-earned step before getting nominated.
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TRANSHUMAN

1:50 pm - 2:10 pm

TRANSHUMAN is a short documentary film by director Titus Nachbauer. It is about radical life extension and future technology that might change the human body. TransHuman  placed at the
Netherlands Film Festival.
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PERIODIC TABLE TABLE

7:20 pm - 7:25 pm

Some people collect stamps. Wolfram Research co-founder and author Theo Gray collects elements. Step into his office, and you'll see a silicon disc engraved with Homer Simpson, a jar of mercury, depleted uranium shells and thousands of other chemical artifacts. But his real DIY masterpiece is the world's first 'periodic table table.' Within this masterfully constructed table-top lay samples of nearly every element known to man, minus the super-radioactive ones.
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PANEL 1 IS SCIENCE FICTION THE SCIENCE OF THE FUTURE ?

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm


 

 

PANEL 2  H.P. LOVECRAFT AND PHILIP K DICK 

3:30 pm - 4:40 pm

 

 

IN AETERNUM

4:40 pm - 4:55 pm

 

Victor Broadwell is a brilliant aeronautical engineer who prioritizes his work over life at home. When asked by his superiors to participate in a deep space research mission, he decides to take the opportunity. Shortly after launch, tragic news reaches the vessel, forcing Victor to prove a theory that could ultimately lead to his own death. In Aeternum is directed by Stephen Venezia.
 
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BEYOND THE DOOR

4:55 pm - 5:15 pm

 
Larry Sanders gets more than he bargained for when he brings his wife, Laura, home an antique cuckoo clock in this brillian adaptation of the Philip K. Dick short story. Beyond the Door has the feel and look of a good Twilight Zone episode. Beyond the Door, brilliant adaptation of the Philip K. Dick story, is directed by Matthew Mandarano.
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NO RELATION

5:15 pm - 5:20 pm

 
 

Within his writings, science fiction author Philip K. Dick often posed the question, 'What is real?' In this short experimental documentary, filmmaker Kieran Dick asks 'What is real and how do you capture it?' When the camera is on a subject, are there such things as truth and honesty? A fictional character, a fake and a phony from the world of Philip K. Dick discuss the possibilities of documenting reality and truth. Directed by Kieran Dick, No Relation is a Slamdance Festival winner
 
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MEDDLERS

5:20 pm - 5:40 pm

 
 

Scientist accidentally alter the course of time. Frantically the go back to correct their mistakes only to make matters worse. Brilliant adaptation of a Philip K Dick short story, directed by Jonathan Rio.
 
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PANE L 3  INTRUDERS AMONGST US – ET’S AND UFO’S

5:45 pm - 7:15 pm

 
 

THE HIDDEN HAND

7:15 pm - 8:30pm

 

Hidden Hand is an EBE Award winning documentary by filmmaker, James Carman. The concept of an alien presence is a part of our contemporary culture and many people believe extraterrestrials actually exist. Could there be something to this modern myth? Could an extraterrestrial species really have a hidden hand in shaping the events of our civilization? The Hidden Hand explores a new paradigm of consciousness taking root within humanity.

 

 

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SURVIVING DEATH

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

 

Soul... consciousness... what happens when we die? Is exploring the afterlife the purview of science, faith, or reality TV? Do we have the ability to know what lies beyond? The capacity to understand? And should we even dare?This award winning documentary by BJ Barretta explores objectively  both sides of the debate providing insights into a possible solution. The viewer however needs to reach his own conclusion about the outcome.Insightful and entertaining.

 

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SINGULARITY

9:00 pm - 9:20 pm

The term "Singularity" was coined by the science fiction writer and technologist, Victor Vinge, to describe the event brought about by the creation of smarter-than-human intelligence. It is a time when human technology moves beyond our ability to understand it; a time in which humans will find their future impossible to predict. "Singularity" contemplates the days leading up to this event and revolves around the memories of the A.I.'s creator who uses his memories as a way to teach and bring the computer program to self awareness.

 

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SILENT THREAT: PRELUDE

9:20 pm - 9:30pm

Silent threat tracks the stories of different characters who use a social media website for UFO abductees called "Silent Threat". Pete Winston, a former freelance news reporter, uses the Silent Threat site to submit a video testimonial of an incident in which he discovers a crashed UFO in Iowa thirty years earlier. Silent Threat Prelude is the world premiere of the first chapter of a websiode of the same name. Aldo Romero is the director of this project that is based on the screenplay.,'"SILENT THREAT" which was of the fellows of the 2010 Latino Producers Academy.

 

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FIRST WINTER

9:30pm - 11:00pm

In this extraordinary debut feature, filmmaker Benjamin Dickinson explores the fundamental instincts of human nature that arise when perseverance and beliefs are not only tested, but taken to their limits. Nuanced, authentic performances escalate with heightened emotion, while ethereal landscapes intimate that the poetic world of First Winter exists in an undefined time and space, perhaps not so far apart from our own. First Winter  screened at  Tribeca Film and  Woodstock Film Festivals.

 

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NINJAS VS MONSTERS

11:00 pm - 1:00 am

Proudly produced entirely from fan funding, NINJAS VS MONSTERS offers
a fresh take on classic movie monsters with a Martial Arts twist.
Tired of being thwarted by the heroic NINJAS, DRACULA hatches an evil
scheme to erase them from existence. Aided by FRANKENSTEIN, the MUMMY,
the WOLF, and a trio of deadly, sexy WITCHES, Dracula challenges the
NINJAS to combat for the right to have ever existed.
Directed by Justin Timpane and Produced by Daniel Ross
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Sunday, December 9th

THE BIRD

5:05 pm - 5:15 pm

Two men are locked in a bunker with a single task. As their stay extends, things fall apart. They've had enough. This thriller was directed by William Holden and was an official selection at the Big Apple Film Festival.
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CATERWAUL

5:20 pm - 5:35 pm

 

Bernie, an aging fisherman, pursues a connection with a lobster while he struggles to find closure with his lost wife. Their intimacy grows as the lobster grows in size. Ultimately, Bernie must decide how to incorporate this creature into his present life. He gains the opportunity to spend one more romantic night at the risk of re-awakening an irresolvable loss. Caterwaul was official selection at Tellluride Film Festival.Directed by Ian Samuels.
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DEFINING FEY

5:35 pm - 5:45 pm

 

A lone man on a boat, peacefully awaits the end, cherishing memories of his beloved. A big, multinational pharma company tests a brand new euthanasia machine. A beautiful woman, somewhere, unexpectedly discovers a love she never knew. The time is soon, just around the corner.
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LIPSTICK LIES

5:45 pm - 6:10 pm

 

Allie (Samantha Rivers Cole) wakes up on the last day of her honeymoon, no longer in the idealistic paradise of Hawaii, but in a strange apartment in New York City. Her husband William (Matthew Krob) is missing, her ring is missing and her family and closet friends insist she never had a relationship with him to begin with. So begins a mystery that transcends time and the span of the universe. This film is directed by  Eric Norcross.
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SLUMBER PARTY

6:10 pm - 6:15 pm

 

With "Slumber Party," I wanted to create a story that plays with themes of reflection. Kristen (Azure Parsons) reflects on her relationship with her best friend, Jess (Kaylee Score). Feeling like she and Jess are in two different places in their lives, Kristen is possessed by a momentary dark wish-- then forced to watch it manifest before her eyes. Classic horror at its best.
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DEMONEN-INVITING THE DEMON

6:15 pm - 6:40 pm

Swedish Brothers Grimm horror fantasy. A girl in hospital gown and a paper crown travel by buss to the one she loves the most, but in the shadows between the chairs and poles demons lurk to alter and destroy her mind. This film  was directed by Henrik Moller and features Swedish horror at its darkest.
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THE MUSIC OF JO HYEJA

6:40 pm - 7:00 pm

The Music of Jo Hyeja is a cross-cultural adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's 'The Music of Erich Zann': a young student living in a ghetto on the edge of Seoul named Miju, encounters a mysterious upstairs neighbor, an elderly zither-player named Jo Hyeja whose bizarre musical performances fill the air each night. A mysterious window in Mrs. Jo's lightless upper room beckons menacingly, calling Miju to the attic. Will she survive her brush with the ancient, macabre terrors summoned by a song that shatters the laws of music, sanity, and the very universe itself? This film is one of the best cinematic adaptations of HP Lovecraft's work.
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THE READING HOUR

7:00 pm - 7:15 pm

 

Big S. doesn't like to read. Hoping to inspire him, Big S.' father gives him a beloved book from his own childhood. Big S.' father, however, is unaware that the copy of the book he's recently purchased has a demon trapped inside of it; a demon that feeds upon children. Unable to understand why Big S. keeps saying, 'The book is trying to kill me,' the father tries repeatedly adding another fifteen minutes to Big. S.' reading time. The Reading hour was directed  by R.D.Preston.
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TRANSMISSION

7:15 pm - 7:20 pm

 

Transmission is a film that I've had in my head for a few years now. In that time it has gone through many phases in both story and design, and in that course of time I have changed as well. The resulting film is a combination of both my imagination and real life experiences; and while it may seem like an otherworldly adventure, everything on screen comes from a very real place inside of me. Directed by Jared Weiss.
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BLOOD FOR IRINA

7:20 pm - 8:30 pm

 
Irina is dying. A predator who stalks streets at night looking for blood, she has lived over a century; tormented by memory, living in a run-down motel by the sea, Irina has reached the end. Her perceptions skewed, her body and mind revolting against themselves, she waits for an exit. Her private hell is echoed by the motel manager, driven by an obsession to protect Irina and keep her secrets safe, and a broken prostitute whose desperate plight may be worse than Irina's. It's the tale of three people living a life on the fringe, trapped in world of literal and figurative decay.
Blood for Irina is a stylish,existential vampire story directed by Chris Alexander, Editor in Chief of  Fangoria Magazine.
g BLOOD FOR IRINA nabbed Best Experimental Feature Film award at the PollyGrind Underground Film Festival in Las Vegas and both  Best Medium Length Film and Best Director for Medium Length Film at Buffalo Screams.
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THE LAST PUSH

8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

 

A powerful comment on existence and humanity. This film is directed by Eric Hayden and stars Lance Henrickson(Millenium fame,Alien,The Right Stuff), Karhy Payton(The Shield) and Brian Baumgartner(The Office)
When a tragic accident cuts short the first manned mission to explore life on the moons of Jupiter, Michael Forrest must make the 3 year journey home to Earth in pure solitude
This film explores what it means to be human, and how are lives are nested within the lives of others. Winner of over a dozen film festivals, including London Sci-Fi.

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10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

CLOSING CEREMONIES

 

 

Friday,  December 7

Location: The Cervantes Institute

211 East 49th Street

New York, N.Y. 10017

KERES

2:00 pm - 2:07 pm.

Directed- by Alfonso Suarez. running time 7 minutes.Spain. In Greek mythology The Keres were female spirits of Death and Fate. Now one of them will tell us the story of all stories.which unfolds in the most terrible battlefield,within ourselves.Keres is an award winning films over in over 14 festivals including Festival IberoAmericano de Corto Metrajes.



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EL ALEPH

2:07 pm - 2:15 pm

Directed by Carpicho Lopez running time 8 minutes. Argentina. A lovely rendering of the Jorge Luis Borges short story.A young boy looking for his mother comes across the strange book.
 

FABRICA DE MUNECAS

2:15 pm - 2:26 pm

Directed by Ainhoa Menendez, running time  11 minutes. Spain. Ana works in a doll factory nothing ever changes except ...for one day. Film winner of the Sitges Festival and over 100 film festivals world wide.
 

DECAPODA SHOCK

2:26 PM - 2:37 PM

Directed by Javier Chillon, running time 11 minutes.Spain.An astronaut returns to Earth after a fatal accident on a distant planet. When he discovers he has been the victim of a sinister plot, he decides to take vengeance on those responsible for the death of his family. The film has been part of Sitges Film Festival official selection or won the best Sci-fi short film award at Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX. It's been, so far, in 170 international film festivals and won 23 awards.
 

DISSENT

2:37 pm - 3:12 pm

A young man about to be married cannot escape from his domineering father. Story based on Franz Kafka. Dissent placed at the Mexico International Film Festival. Directed by Helmut Dos Santos, running time  25 minutes. Directed by Helmut Dos Santos, 25minutes, winner of the Mexican International Film Festival.
 
 

NO

3:12 pm - 3:22 pm

Directed by Guillermo Bosch.Running Time 10 minutes.An male model suddenly develops a physical defect that drives him into a process of self destruction. A descent into hell around obsession  with looks. Winner of the Palm Beach International Film Festival and The Silver Remy in Houston ,Tx.
 

HISTORIA MUERTA

3:22 pm - 3:36 pm

 
Historia Muerta (Dead Story)-Directed by Fran Mateu.Running time 14 minutes is a gothic horror story narrated in two different times by Samuel, who tells us how he met Isabel, a supernatural person, and how his life changed after meeting her. Historia Muerta is a winner of over 40 film festivals including Sitges and Special Jury award winner at the 45th World Fest Horror Shorts.
 
     

LA NIEBLA EN LAS PALMERAS

3:36 PM - 5:00PM

 
The Mist in the Palm Trees creates a haunting found-footage montage of 20th-century history, says Michael Atkins . It’s also an alternate history, a fragmented biography of a Spanish physicist and photographer named Santiago Bergson (born 1905), pieced together as if from what remains of his haywire memory waves.Official selection at the Tribeca Film Festival.Hailed by Dennis Overbye of the NY Times as the first true holographic science fiction film.
 

 

Saturday,  December 8

Location: Singularity and Company

18 Bridge St., 1G, DUMBO,

Brooklyn, NY 11201

PICKMAN'S MODEL

4:15 pm - 4:30 pm

When a rich patron visits the studio of the depraved artist Pickman, he is horrified to discover the sinister source of her inspiration. Adapted from the H. P. Lovecraft story of the same title.. Picman's Model. Directed by Mark Philip Lichtenstein.

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INTRUDER

4:30 pm - 4:40 pm

The Intruder is a throw back to 1950's films like Forbidden Planet but set in the modern era. Winner of the Abu Dhubai International Film Festival The Intruder is a pleasure to watch.

 

ELECTRIC SHEEP

4:40 pm - 4:50 pm

 

 

 
An android must deliver a father's dying message to his daughter. This cyberpunk thriller was directed by Daniel Gomes.
Electric Sheep has amazing choreography and was an official selection at the LA short film festival

 

THE CALL OF FARQUNGLU

4:50 pm - 5:00 pm

AAn H.P. Lvecraft parody shot using stop motion animation. In Arkham, MA, the Cult of Farqunglu gathers to unleash an ancient evil onto the world. A group of plucky investigators fight to stop them. But even if they win, will they be prepared to face the wrath of civil litigation?The answer will be revealed. When the stars are right.
Directed by Kris Theorin.
 

IN BETWEEN

5:00 pm - 5:10 pm

After a routine CERN experiment goes horribly wrong, Dr. William Dyer must face a race against time and himself to avoid an unimaginable Armageddon.
Directed by Jose Luis Martinez Diaz.
 

BREATHE

5:10 pm - 5:25 pm

In a dystopian singular future where trees are nearly extinct and inhabitants have to pay to obtain their oxygen, a boy roots out maybe the last plant on earth.
 

EL ALEPH

5:25 pm - 5:35 pm

El Aleph - A beautiful allegorical adaptation of Jorge Luis Borges's short story.
 

THE GOLDEN BOUGH

5:35 pm - 6:05 pm

After a string of unsuccessful job interviews, out-of-work David realizes that someone is conspiring to keep him from finding employment. Based on a short story by Salman Rushdie.

 

 

GREY MATTER

6:05 PM - 6:40 PM

'Grey Matter' is the story of the boy who cried monster and no one would believe him. Based on the short story by Stephen King. In the near future, a wife admits to her husband that she has decided she wants to upload her personality into the metaverse, and they debate the metaphysics of the process---

 

POST HUMAN

6:40 pm - 6:45 pm

Set in an adrenalized future of espionage, assassins, and out of control super science, PostHuman follows a genius hacker and his dog as they help an enigmatic young woman to free the remaining test subject of a black ops ESP test lab.

 

SILENT CITY SERIES

6:45 pm - 7:05 pm

silent city directed by rubidium wu is a post apocalyptic web series directed in
the abandoned locations of nyc.
 

L’ESPLANADE

7:05 pm - 7:20 pm

L’Esplanade, a film about the mundane action of going to lunch that is irrevocably changed ad infinitum by time travelers! A showcase of the different forms of animation.
Directed by Evander Reeves.


 

PERIODIC TABLE TABLE

7:20 pm - 7:25 pm

Some people collect stamps. Wolfram Research co-founder and author Theo Gray collects elements. Step into his office, and you'll see a silicon disc engraved with Homer Simpson, a jar of mercury, depleted uranium shells and thousands of other chemical artifacts. But his real DIY masterpiece is the world's first 'periodic table table.' Within this masterfully constructed table-top lay samples of nearly every element known to man, minus the super-radioactive ones.
 

ACID RAIN

7:25 pm - 7:50 pm

Adam Connelly, a young independent filmmaker with a mysterious dark past becomes  inexplicably catatonic during the shooting of his science fiction film 'Acid Rain'. While trying to save the unfinished footage, Rachel and Dan, two of Adam´s crew members, discover the unexplainable appearance in the film of someone from Adam´s past life... someone dead. What they realize is that Adam might have being transported to the apocalyptic world of 'Acid Rain' in order to save the woman he loves. Directed by Eduardo Davila.
 

THE KNINTH  FLOOR

7:50 pm - 8:10 pm

 

 

A group of stranger meet in a stranger elevator that opens dimensions to’ their deepest yearnings. Directed by : Migdia Chinea.
 

INNER WORLDS-OUTER WORLDS

8:10 pm - 10:00pm

There is one vibratory field that connects all things. It has been called Akasha, Logos, the primordial OM, the music of the spheres, the Higgs field, dark energy, and a thousand other names throughout history. The vibratory field is at the root of all true spiritual experience and scientific investigation. It is the same field of energy that saints, Buddhas, yogis, mystics, priests, shamans and seers, have observed by looking within themselves. Many of history’s monumental thinkers, such a Pythagoras, Kepler, Leonardo DaVinci, Tesla, and Einstein, have come to the threshold of this great mystery. It is the common link between all religions, all sciences, and the link between our inner worlds and our outer worlds.
Directed by Daniel Schmidt.
 
 

MEMORIES OF A FLOWER

10:00-1012PM

A woman is arranging flowers in a small house in the remote countryside. A sudden gust of wind draws her back into reality. As she turns her eyes to her garden she suddenly beholds the figure of her lover. In the next instant, her heart is drawn into the past. One joyful day with Him, the two of them went to the sea and spent the night together. Suddenly, she wakes to find it dark, and He is nowhere to be seen. The phone can be heard ringing incessantly. The phone call notifies her of his tragic accident. Now, she recalls everything. For 40 years, her heart has been frozen in time. She is now ready to greet the last few moments of her life.
Directed by Ben Suzuki.
 
 

 

Saturday, December 8

Location: Spectacle Theater


124 S. 3rd St

New York, NY 11211

Season of Darkness

12:00 am - 2:00 am

Director Jay Woelfel (Closed for the Season) returns to horror with a psychological tale of mistaken identity. Woelfel's Season of Darkness is a story that focuses on a protagonist who is an escaped mental patient. He finds his release daunting and strange. Once free, the public believes Dwight is actually a successful motivational speaker named Artemus Finch. Unsure of what is real and what is imagined, Dwight eases into his new role as Finch. But, there is a price to pay for Dwight's new fame and loving wife.Directed by Jay Woeffel , a veteran of classic scifi horror such as Beyond Dream's Door.

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Saturday,  December 8

Location: The Producers Club

358 West 44th Street

New York, NY 10036

SPHERELAND

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Sphereland is an animated educational movie intended to inspire students of all ages about mathematics and physics. It's 35 minutes long, features the voices of Kristen Bell, Michael York, Danica McKellar and others, and is only possible because of the entire cast and crew's generosity of time and talents. It's an ultra-low budget film that was fueled by passion and desire and we couldn't be happier
with the result.

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TERRAPIN

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

In a small shack built upon the overgrown remains of a world that has faded away, a man lives in complete isolation. Basic survival consumes Sandman's life. He spends each day foraging and collecting things from his carved out part of the world. Years in complete seclusion have made him detached and despondent. But his daily routines and holding dearly to his memories are what keep him going. That is, until his isolation is intruded upon.
Directed by Matt Ferrin.
 

ANAMNESIS

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm


'Anamnesis' is a cyberpunk short film set in the near-future about a man named 'Fix' who is so desperate to escape his troubled past that he finds a way to replace it by stealing other peoples' memories and injecting them into his mind to relive as his own experiences.  Wealth isn't the only thing that separates the 'haves' from the 'have-nots'.  A better life is out there... you just have to steal it from someone else. Evocative of Chung King Express Anamnesis is a brilliant short directed by Brad Champagne.
 

KEEPER OF   THE SECRET

1:20-140: PM

Directed by Bears Fonte. A secret is a precious commodity. If a person can seal their secrets away, and live guilt free, they can truly be anyone, do anything. Somewhere, sometime in an alternate future or past that vaguely resembles the styles and prejudices of our late 1940's, The Secret Keeper provides clients with that very opportunity. But who keeps The Secret Keeper's secrets?
 
 

 

THE HIDDEN  

1:40PM -2PM

There are strange things going on in an old factory complex somewhere in Russia. At the same time two TV correspondents are investigating the situation. They quickly find themselves between the odd powers trying to affect their minds, and Russian Army trying to clean up the place and take control over the situation. Will they survive the calling
Directed by Michael Barylski.
 
 
 

SEASON OF DARKNESS

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Director Jay Woelfel (Closed for the Season) returns to horror with a psychological tale of mistaken identity. Woelfel's Season of Darkness is a story that focuses on a protagonist who is an escaped mental patient. He finds his release daunting and strange. Once free, the public believes Dwight is actually a successful motivational speaker named Artemus Finch. Unsure of what is real and what is imagined, Dwight eases into his new role as Finch. But, there is a price to pay for Dwight's new fame and loving wife.Directed by Jay Woeffel , a veteran of classic scifi horror such as Beyond Dream's Door.
 

JUAN OF THE DEAD

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A groupe of Cuban balseros (boat people) make their way back to the island they realize all of Havana has been overturned by zombies.

 

 

SLEEP DEALER

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Sleep Dealer is a futuristic science fiction film set in a future, militarized world marked by closed borders, virtual labor and a global digital network that joins minds and experiences, where three strangers risk their lives to connect with each other and break the barriers of technology.

 

S.I.N. THEORY

730 pm - 9:00 pm

A mathematics professor ridiculed and fired from his university, uses illegal information in order to complete his groundbreaking work, an algorithm capable of predicting an individual's future. The movie is directed by Richie Mitchell.


 

WORLDS END  


9:00 pm - 9:20 pm

 

A soldier realizes the futility of war after a cataclysmic event  Phanuthep Sutthithepthamrong


 

BEYOND THE GRAVE

9:20 pm - 11:20 pm

The name is Beyond the Grave. Directed by Isidoro. A lone gunman pursues a serial killer in an apocalyptic wasteland.
 

 

 

PANELS

All panels are included with all access screening tickets except for "THE OUTSIDER IN SCIENCE FICTION- AFRICAN AMERICAN AND LATINO PERSPECTIVES" at the Museum of Moving Image.

Saturday, December 8

Location: Indie Screen

289 Kent Ave at S. 2 Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211


5:45 pm  -7:15 pm


Intruders amongst us - The ET and UFO experience

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Are UFO's an extraterritorial , extraterrestrial or inter dimensional? What is the role, purpose and  ultimate reality of this phenomenon?
This distinguished panel of  writers and experiencers will explore this issue, perhaps the most important  question facing humanity today.




RICHARD DOLAN

Richard Dolan is among the world's most prominent researchers and historians of UFOs.
He is the author of two volumes of history, UFOs and the National Security State, as well as an analysis of the future, A.D. After Disclosure: The People’s Guide to Life After Contact.He has also appeared on many specials for The History Channel, SyFy, BBC, and elsewhere, including hosting for the TV series SciFi Investigates.




PETER   ROBBINS

Peter Robbins is also one of America’s best known investigative writers and public speakers in regard to the serious study of UFOs. He is also is co-author of the British best-seller, Left at East Gate: A First-Hand Account of the Rendlesham Forest UFO Incident, Its Cover-Up and Investigation.


POSEY GILBERT

Posey Gilbert is a well-known UFO experiencer who has appeared on national and local TV, in newspapers and at conferences, talking about out  his experiences with the visitors since he was 6 years old.Posey has appeared in various UFO documentaries. He is a compose writer and poet.Posey's experiences are mixed. He warns us of another reality right next to ours.




MARK BRINKERHOFF

Marc Brinkerhoff is said to have established an ongoing relationship with aliens, but he also seems to have the uncanny ability to point his camera at the heavens and take photographs of things that have no business being in the sky.Marc's first encounter with the visitors took place when he was 5 years .Since that day, Brinkerhoof contends that extraterrestrials have been contacting him and other humans. Apparently, they are programming us to save the world and the universe from a possible destruction.



JAMES CARMAN

James Carman directed The Hidden Hand. an EBE documentary winner. The Hidden Hand  explores the possibility of an extraterrestrial presence here on Earth. It examines topics diverse as alien abduction, positive ET contact and the military’s reverse-engineering of alien technology. How would contact change the religious and political institutions of our society? The Hidden Hand interviews: Whitley Strieber, Dr. Edgar Mitchell, the 6th astronaut on the moon, Paul Hellyer, a former Canadian Defence Minister, Richard Dolan, Jim Marrs, Linda Moulton Howe, Nassim Haramein, David Icke and Paola Harris, among others. The shadowy world of UFOs and ETs is suddenly brought to light.
James Carman has also  directed  narrative shorts that have screened at the Berlin Film Festival



ALAN STEINFELD
- moderator

Alan Steinfeld has been the host and producer of the New Realities, an internet portal to all aspects of human evolution.The topics on New Realities run the whole gamut of what has been called the New Consciousness or Human Potential movement. They include subjects such as alchemy, mysticism, healing, remote viewing, expanded consciousness, UFOs, the integration of spirituality and sexuality, new healing technologies, mystical traditions, and shamanism.


A screening of the Hidden Hand will follow the panel discussion.

 

Saturday, December 8

Location: Indie Screen

289 Kent Ave at S. 2 Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm


  Is science fiction the science of the future?

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This panel  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.


Ronald Mallett


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


Enrique Ricardo Miranda

PHD from the University of Buenos Aires. He is also a professor at the Escuala Te'cnica Superior d' Enginyeria. He also served as a scientific consultant on the feature, "The Mist in the Palm Tree


Angela Swafford

Angela Posada-Swafford is a science, environment and exploration writer and currently the US correspondent of Muy Interesante magazine, the largest publication in Spanish language devoted to science for the general reader. For more information click here.A


Alan Steinfeld

Alan Steinfeld has been the host and producer of the New Realities, an internet portal to all aspects of human evolution.The topics on New Realities run the whole gamut of what has been called the New Consciousness or Human Potential movement. They include subjects such as alchemy, mysticism, healing, remote viewing, expanded consciousness, UFOs, the integration of spirituality and sexuality, new healing technologies, mystical traditions, and shamanism.

Kirk Zamieroski

Kirk Zamieroski is a science filmmaker, writer, and graphic designer for the American Chemical Society's video production studio. Kirk is a contributor to the award winning video blog, Bytesize Science. He has a BFA in Kinetic Imaging from Virginia Commonwealth University.

 

 

Saturday, December 8

Location: Indie Screen

289 Kent Ave at S. 2 Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211

3:30 pm - 4:40 pm

Philip K Dick, HP Lovecraft and The New Consciousness


Both Philip K. Dick and HP Lovecraft explored the dark side of the mind and the universe. Both developed extensive cosmologies that permeated their works. In this revealing panel  John Alan Simon,director of Radio Free Albemuth and Dennis Paoli, co-writer of Re Animator team up with radio talk show Jim Freund,to explore the stream of consciousness that impacted both writers and how their works may be a foreshadowing of things to come.

JOHN ALAN SIMON

John Alan Simon, writer director for Radio Free Albemuth.John has an extensive back ground in Philip K Dick. He has the film rights of Valis which he is working to adapt it into a movie. John was also executive producer of The Getaway.

DENNIS PAOLI

Dennis Paoli, co-writer along with Stuart Gordon of famous H.P.Lovecraft The Re Animator, From Beyond and Dagon. Dennis is an instructor at HunterCollege in NYC

JIM FREUD

Jim Freud, Radio show Host of the famous Hour of the Wolf. In the last 30 years Jim has interview hundred of sci-fi writers and scientists

 

 

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Location: Museum of the Moving Image

36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street)
Astoria, NY 11106

2:00 PM - 3:30 pm

THE OUTSIDER IN SCIENCE FICTION- AFRICAN AMERICAN AND LATINO PERSPECTIVES

A distinguished group of writers and filmmakers discuss the outsider frame, challenges for people of color in Sci Fi and how this shaped their characters.


Walter Mosley is the author of more than 37 critically acclaimed books, including the major bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins. His work has been translated into 23 languages and adapted for television. His work includes literary fiction, science fiction, political monographs, and a young adult novel. His science fiction novels include Blue Light and The Wave.


Sam Delany,author, professor and literary critic. His work includes a number of novels, many in the science fiction genre, His science fiction novels include Babel-17, The Einstein Intersection (winners of the Nebula Award for 1966[2] and 1967[3] respectively), Nova, Dhalgren, and the Return to Nevèrÿon series.

Alex Rivera is known  for his work Sleep Dealer, which premiered in the Sundance Film Festival 2008. In the same year, he was awarded the Alfred P Sloan Feature Prize and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award.Of Peruvian descent Alex explores the challenges of Latinos within a sci-fi frame.

Lawrence Oliver Cheery is writer producer for Haylies Films is a small diverse film company whose aim is to provide original programing for prominent production houses. Haylies Films produces television dramas, sci-fi, documentaries, docu-dramas and conversions of novels to television series and made for t.v. movies.

Lola Salvador writer ,producer actor and director of many films from Spain. She co-directed The Mist in the Palm Trees for which he placed at Tribeca Film Festival and won several awards at European film festivals.com

Carlos Molinero a well know writer  for Spanish television is producer, director of The Mist in the Palm Trees.


Moderator - Warrington Hudlin is a media community organizer, celebrated filmmaker, film curator, and Internet producer. His creative work challenges the false dichotomy between social concerns and popular entertainment. Warrington Hudlin is best known as the producer of popular feature films, HOUSE PARTY, BOOMERANG, and BEBE'S KIDS. He is currently involved in both transmedia and disruptive media projects.


THE FOLLOWING TRAILERS WILL BE SHOWN THR

THE FOLLOWING TRAILERS WILL BE SHOWN THROUGHT THE FESTIVAL

  1. 36  SAINTS                          directed by Eddie Duran.           
  2. ELF QUEST                         directed by Stephanie Thorpe
  3. MULDER CHRONICLES   directed by Daniel Abella
  4. THE EXEGESIS                  circle of 7 productions.                                       
  5. ENIGMA RUNNING           directed by Kendall Brown
  6. PAPER TRAIL                    directed by Ryan Gallagher

 

 
 

 

 

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