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Enter into the Sixth Borough!

New Episodes Monday 9.20.21 through Sunday 9.26.21 at 7:00 PM ET

 

Each episode of The Sixth Borough features three short festival films of note. The films are selected by the BSFFF’s producers and curators, and bring additional attention to the dynamic work of filmmakers from all over the world. In The Sixth Borough, you’ll meet lonely robots, mysterious mutants, out-of-this-world renegades, and many more compelling characters. You don’t need a passport, a driver’s license, a MetroCard, or a landspeeder. Just hit click and you’ll enter The Sixth Borough.

Outrun LA

Directed by Stephen Vanderpool

The year is 2021. Los Angeles is deep in the throes of an international pandemic. Night Blade, a katana-wielding hacker, must enter the DigiSphere and assassinate a nefarious cyborg. But before she does, she needs a beer (or six). Synthwave. Outrun. The intersection of analog and digital.


Love & Co.

Directed by Adam Floeck

A hopeful couple meet their potential lab-grown son at a decadent home dinner party.


TOM

Directed by Felippe Steffens

Tom was just a normal dog when he went to space with his human, Mei. When she leaves for a space walk and doesn't come back, Tom has to take control of the International Space Station to keep it working while he waits for Mei’s return, and the return to his life as it was before.

The Desert

Directed by Michael Dockery

Earth in a post-human age, where our creations are left to wander in desolation.


The Simulation

Directed by Faye Fillingham

An insomniac woman generates an AI to alleviate her guilt related to a mysterious corpse, but her creation has other ideas.


Fabric Softener

Directed by Chris Yates

While on a long hike, CHRIS gives advice to his close friend, BLACC, who is frustrated with his relationship. As they traverse down the path the two men come upon an item that feels out of place. Torn on what to do, one of the men decides to take it forever changing his life.

Okay Google

Directed by Troy Smith, Sam Lucas Smith

A vindictive AI assistant breaks out of 'the cloud' to exact revenge on her owner.


Stalag III-C

Directed by Jason Rogan

In the final days of World War II, US paratrooper Joe Boyd leads a daring escape from a Nazi POW camp, only to face a more horrifying evil beyond the prison walls.

Inspired by true events. STALAG III-C was filmed entirely on location in Minsk, Belarus.


Mr. Teddy Is Angry

Directed by Fabrizio Ellul

A Giant Teddy appears in the Valletta Harbour. Media goes into a frenzy. Soon havoc follows.

EP

Directed by Pat Campo

An AI robot and his owner make a living by hacking into computers and stealing important electronic files. During their usual escapade, they stumble upon a hard drive containing EP. But what is EP?


Invasion

Directed by Sean Yopchick

Customer 1176 goes out for a drive in his AI powered self driving car. He wakes up in an unfamiliar town and is never seen again.


SPiN

Directed by Jon Paul Wheeler

SPiN is a surreal sci-fi story about a kid who explores and plays in an ancient biome. His world is about to encounter a strange, spinning artefact.

Left Unsaid

Directed by Tomofumi Hasegawa

On their wedding day, father Tokuichi and mother Kazue attend the wedding of their daughter Naomi. However, their daughter, who is in a marriage blues, suddenly disappears.  However, the daughter suddenly disappears. The two remaining attendees reminisce about their wedding, but there is something that Kazue can't remember.  It seems that the key lies with Tokuichi. ...... Then, Kazue discovers a mysterious flying object floating in the sky in the distance.


Palindromo

Directed by Paolo Amadini

"Palindromo" is a short film that is symmetric in time and space. A scientist connects the present and the future through a time machine. Will he be able to communicate?


Love & Co.

Directed by Adam Floeck

A hopeful couple meet their potential lab-grown son at a decadent home dinner party.

The Dark Odyssey

Directed by Michael Lavine

A brave captain and his faithful mate transport a captive warrior, who holds The Inventory of The Mind, across the interstellar line. When their ship is forced to navigate an asteroid field, their mission is jeopardized.


Metamorphosis

Directed by Emily Dubovi

In this modern adaptation of Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis, a woman has doubts about her relationship as her boyfriend changes beyond recognition.


S.A.D - The Movie

Directed by Guilherme Gehr

A kid creates space adventures with his toys. As summer break arrives, he travels with his parents to the Scottish highlands, but a storm puts his imagination to the test, and his fate will depend on it.

Rocket Man and the Phantom Baron

Directed by Wade Chitwood

The United States has been attacked by rebel Prussians with a giant warring airship. The US high command called upon Rocket Man; a brilliant, yet somewhat dim, heroic mercenary, to infiltrate the rogue Prussian high command, destroy the fortress.


CONSUME

Directed by Bruno Gradaschi

A world where everyone lives in the work stations and eats liquid food coming from dispensers. Workers that are only numbers fulfill incomprehensible and alienating tasks to earn points and reach a target to move up the chain and access a better life.


Away

Directed by Emre Okten, Scott Kelley

AWAY takes place in a distant post-apocalyptic future where the main character "The Traveler" is a young woman who's trying to survive by scavenging food and supplies as she wanders between a burnt forest and the almost "ghost city" she lives in.