New York Science Fiction Film Festival Launches This Month!

Science Fiction Film

Experience an incredible cinematic journey when The New York Science Fiction Film Festival launches its inaugural event from January 20-22, 2017. The festival will serve as a meeting place where creativity and expression takes center stage with a highly acclaimed lineup of science fiction, horror, supernatural and fantasy films and virtual reality entertainment. Valuing the importance of filmmakers from all walks of life, the festival presents to audiences modern masterpieces where storytelling transcends expectations and possibilities are endless.

Highlights include the USA premiere of Marcos Machado’s UFO’s in Zacapa (Ovnis en Zacapa) (2016), the NYC premiere of Marco Checa Garcia’s 2BR02B: To Be or Naught to Be (2016) and the East Coast premiere of Ian Truitner’s Teleios (2016). Among its many gems, the festival is also proud to screen Hiroshi Katagiri’s Gehenna: Where Death Lives (2016) starring Doug Jones (Hellboy) and Lance Henriksen (Alien), Lukas Hassel’s Into the Dark (2014) starring Lee Tergesen (The Strain) and a prominent virtual reality block featuring Ben Leonberg’s Dead Head (2016) and Ryan Hartsell’s I’ll Make You Bleed (2016) set to the music of the band These Machines are Winning.

The festival will run on January 20, 2017 at Instituto Cervantes (211 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017), January 21, 2017 at Producers Club (358 W 44th Street, New York, NY 10036) and The Roxy Hotel Cinema (2 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013) and January 22, 2017 at Anthology Film Archives (32 Second Avenue [at 2nd Street], New York, NY 10003).

Guests and filmmakers will be on hand for a special screening when the final slate of official selections is announced.
Festival Passes:
All passes for The New York Science Fiction Film Festival will be made available on www.newyorkscififilmfestival.
com on Friday, December 16, 2016.

Three-Day Full Access Pass:
$35 (includes ALL events)

Friday, January 20, 2017
Instituto Cervantes:
Free with RSVP

Saturday, January 21, 2017
Producers Club:
All-Day Full Access Pass: $15
Individual Film Block Pass: $10

The Roxy Hotel Cinema:
Individual Film Block Pass: $20
Virtual Reality Program Pass: Free with ticket purchase

Sunday, January 22, 2017
Anthology Film Archives:
Individual Film Block Pass: $15

About The New York Science Fiction Film Festival:
The New York Science Fiction Film Festival, founded by Daniel Abella who created The Philip K. Dick Science
Fiction Film Festival (annually since 2012) and The Philip K. Dick European Science Fiction Film Festival
(annually since 2013), is the city’s newest destination where boundaries are broken and all forms of creativity are
embraced. The festival celebrates the freedom of expression and unique approaches practiced by independent filmmakers
as a merit to the science fiction, horror, supernatural and fantasy genres. By honoring a groundbreaking past and looking
ahead to an unprecedented future, the festival is committed to encompass the everlasting luster and brilliance of film.

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