Media Arts Santa Ana (MASA), organizers of the OC Film Fiesta, and New York’s Philip K. Dick Film Festival are joining forces to bring the 7th Philip K. Dick Film Festival to Santa Ana March 14-17, 2019, to celebrate the unique vision and legacy of legendary author Philip K. Dick, during his 90th Anniversary and the 50th Anniversary of the publication of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep!
Philip K. Dick lived and wrote in Santa Ana, and his later major works were influenced by his experiences in Orange County. Join us in a cinematic celebration of Philip K. Dick’s work and influence in the city where he lived and wrote, with short films and features from around the world, screened just one block from where Philip K. Dick lived in Santa Ana!
When Worlds Collide
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Director: Mohammad Soleimanifeijan
USA, 6 min., 2018
A young Persian refugee arrives at the border of Los Angeles and is given a mandatory set of government-issued immigrant transition AR lenses. Shut out of other people’s reality, she slowly descends into a new form of digital alienation.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH MARTIN DANZIG?
Director: Michael Baker
USA,11 min, 2018
A mysterious old man (Martin Danzig) sits in the park feeding pigeons, ruing the refuse of humanity encroaching on his sanctuary. Danzig gets to meet his much younger replacement and learns to accept his future – with the fate of all humanity in the balance. Starring Walter Koenig (Star Trek) and Kevin Page. (Robocop, Seinfeld, Dallas)
Director: Sean Young
Canada, 4 min., 2018
Gia, our planet’s organics-engineer, must decide if we are a species worth salvaging or if eradicating all life on Earth is the answer.
Director: Lisa Edelstein
USA, 15 min., 2018
Ella is unfulfilled. One night,she discovers a zipper tab under her husband’s tongue. Unable to resist, she pulls it and her entire life changes. But when new turns into the new normal, once again, Ella is unfulfilled. She realizes her mistake: the problem has always been her. Lisa Edelstein is known for her role as Dr. Lisa Cuddy on the hit Fox series “House” and now her starring role as Abby McCarthy in Bravo’s first scripted series “Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce”.
TOMORROW SHALL WE ALL BE TRANSHUMAN?
Director: Benoit Schmid
France, 9 min., 2019
Jump into a mesmerizing travel into the spirit of the first man who succeeded to digitize his own brain, algorithmed his soul, and who injects himself with Holy Transgenic Fluids in order to transcend his flawed flesh.
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
VOLITION (World Premiere)
Director: Tony Dean Smith
USA, 101 minutes, 2019
Q & A with Cast and Crew
Blending genres, VOLITION is a mind-bending, sci-fi thriller about a man afflicted with clairvoyance who tries to change his fate when a series of events leads to a vision of his own imminent murder.
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Screenings will be held at the Orange County Museum of Art, Echo Park Film Center and the historic Ebell Club theater, which is less than one block from where Philip K. Dick lived and wrote in Santa Ana! Join us for the world’s best sci–fi, panels, parties and Philip K. Dick walking tours!
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.
Media Arts Santa Ana (MASA) inspires the next generation of digital visionaries by empowering the local community through classes, festivals, screenings, technology access, workshops, special initiatives, social media training and networking opportunities.
The 2019 Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival is made possible by support from Media Arts Santa Ana (MASA), the City of Santa Ana Investing in the Artists Grant, California Arts Council, Ebell Society Santa Ana, Colette’s Catering & Events, Orange County Museum of Art and Echo Park Film Center.
Media Arts Santa Ana (MASA) is a community–based digital arts organization whose mission is to inspire and empower the next generation of digital visionaries. MASA produces the annual OC Film Fiesta film festival and offers free youth media arts classes.
MASA is a project of Community Partners, a 501(c)(3) non–profit organization, and donations to support our free and accessible programs are tax deductible. For more information, please contact MASA Director Victor Payan at firstname.lastname@example.org 888-906-0340.