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Enter into the Sixth Borough!

New Episodes Monday 10.3.22 through Sunday 10.9.22 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.

To Live Never Together (And Forever Apart)

Directed by Dara Naomi Bruselovsky

Two creatures, Neebo and Peebo, are kept apart by the laws of physics.


Directed by Rafael Macazaga

Cristina is desperate. Her co-star is gone and she has to perform for a very important agent in a matter of hours. Using her skills as an acting coach, Cristina resorts to the only available tool: her assistant, a clumsy and unimaginative robot named Golem.


Directed by Jared Weber

When a space captain (Carolynn Stouder) damages the navigation system after taking control of her ship from her AI companion, C.H.A.R.L.I.E. (Adam Rebora), she must overcome her fears and make repairs before it's too late.urn, and the return to his life as it was before.

The Malfunction

Directed by Tom Festo

In the future, a successful businessman discovers that the primary mode of travel is not what it seems.


Directed by Masayoshi Nakamura, Zak Engel

Father and son roam a forest where life is untamed and immense in the eyes of the young boy. Journeying to the bottom of a lake, the son progresses through a series of doors or “portals” into his father’s past.
A love story between father and son, husband and wife, family and time.

House of the Unholy

Directed by Daniel Merlot

A blood thirsty Princess hunts down the last of the Indigo Elders tribe.
She seeks the magical elixir inside his heart that will grant her the powers to reign over the Kingdom for an Eternity!

The Moderator

Directed by Elliot Gaynon

Ade is a social media content moderator on the verge of a promotion – but he’s traumatised by the violent videos he views each day. He’s forced to keep his deteriorating psyche under wraps when he is called into an evaluation. The situation quickly deteriorates when HR confronts him, and the harrowing content ingrained in his memory begins to distort his reality.

The Tunnel

Directed by John Clark

A couple plagued with hate crimes in their new home discover an underground tunnel with a time dilation.

Stryker: Pioneer Mission

Directed by Jordan Tseng

We use stop-motion animation to create the Stryker team united against the enemy's battle, combining practical effects and action film photography and other techniques to create a very different stop-motion animation from the past.

Amanda, Forever & Always

Directed by Joshua Mozes

Sci-Rom-Com taking place across infinite universes in one kitchen.

Distance - ACT I: The Peacock and the Sphinx

Directed by Eddy Loukil

As the bell rings, the stranded King and Queen of the Oxidized Realm initiate their old, tedious dance. When the ostentatious act builds up to reach its climax, the masquerade gives way to reveal the hidden wounds of the relationship.

The Signal

Directed by Daniel Lasker

A deadly sound transmitted from space known as "The Signal", corrupts the minds of all who hear it, turning them into soulless Demons under it's control.

Time Cop

Directed by Ethan Hawthorne-Dallas

In a drug bust gone wrong, two partners are altered forever as their relationship is torn apart by an ancient evil. Forced to confront darker sides of himself, will Time Cop be able to resist the temptation of ultimate power?

Fred Crisman: Cave of the Space Nazis!

Directed by Bryan Charles Shickley

Watch out, truth seekers! Fred Lee Crisman (real person) has made many claims. He fought space aliens, collected UFO parts, and was likely at the grassy knoll. The talented Pat Cashman portrays this iconic curio in an animated odyssey that shows Fred Crisman protecting our freedoms.

Whip Lord

Directed by David Kepner

In this post apocalyptic world, one man stands up to the chaos and tyranny of the future, though his methods are a bit unconventional.

Afterlife of Memory

Directed by Jordan Fuller Vera

To erase his trauma and be cleared for interstellar migration, Omar must alter the memory that ended his marriage but reconnecting with his ex-wife makes it difficult to say goodbye.

The Fourth

Directed by Johnny Kirk

Eager to celebrate the 4th of July, a group of young black and Latino friends experience a police encounter that shatters the meaning of the holiday. Based on real-life incidents, the story examines the trauma of being in the shoes of the young men stopped by the police.

Artificial Existence

Directed by John D. Marshall

A mother desperately yearns to escape an oppressive dystopian society where humans have merged with machines and life is automated by artificial intelligence, but her family would rather live in technological comfort than escape with her into the unforgiving wilderness.

The Sprayer

Directed by Farnoosh Abedi

In the land occupied with the sprayers army, no one has the right to grow any kind of plants either in public or private. So many of the people and soldiers do not even know what a plant looks or how they grow, until one day one of the soldiers finds a seed buried deep down in the dust and his curiosity is just the beginning of something extraordinary, something big, something revolutionary.

Step by Step

Directed by Sébastien Duhem

Now that humanity is in decline, Earth is rebirthing. A life-worn cartographer and a wild young woman will have to learn to communicate in this new world.

The Collector

Directed by Jeremie Sery

After crashing on a desert planet, a mysterious pilot goes in search of an object that could help him leave this hostile place. The journey has only just begun.