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MergingArts Productions produces cultural events and radio programming related to music and visual arts, reaching out to communities both locally and globally.


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Short Short Story Film Festival

The Short Short Story Film Festival is a competitive international festival of films that tell a story in under six minutes.

The Short Short Story Film Festival celebrates brevity in filmmaking, with films from across the globe, both live-action and animated.

Two programs, Heartstrings and Headtrip, each showcasing eighteen films tightly sequenced in under ninety minutes, with each having a distinctive tone yet wide-ranging styles and topics.

It's a Wrap!

The 12th edition of the festival took place in Providence, RI on Saturday, November 24th, at AS220.

Thanks to all our enthusiastic audiences and of course our participating filmmakers for making the festival a great success!

Thirty countries from six continents were represented, with 26 films making their U.S. premieres, including eight world premieres.

See the complete list of films here.

Awards Announced

Our awards selection process is complete! See the complete list of awards here.

A panel of film industry professionals from around the world , who were previously interviewed on Spoiler Alert Radio, reviewed the films in each program.

Click here for the list of judges for each program.

Audiences also voted on their three favorite films to determine award winners in each program.

Additional awards were granted based on feedback from jury, audience, and festival organizers.

Award winners receive commissioned custom art objects created by past festival participants. Check back for more award pics!

More On The Festival

For more details on the 2018 festival, click here.

Learn more about the festival concept and history here.

For requirements to submit in the future, click here.

As always, there is no fee to submit your film to the festival.


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Womanimation! 2018

Womanimation! is a festival showcasing acclaimed animated short film stories created by women from around the world.

The tenth edition took place on Saturday, June 30th, at Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham, Massachusetts.

You can read more on the festival here.

Festival Films

Having received hundreds of submissions, we selected a dozen films to screen in the festival.

Filmmakers hailed from ten countries on four continents, with styles from stop-motion to 3D to traditional 2D and computer/2D hybrids.

With running times between 2½ and 15 minutes, the films emphasize well-developed narratives, with themes including historical romance, self-acceptance, family relationships, the cycle of life, and voyages into the supernatural.

Click here for a list of the 2018 festival films.

2019 Edition

We will be accepting submissions, as well as announcing date and location for the next edition, starting in March 2019.


World Music Charts

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Now charting to Transglobal World Music Charts

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SSSFF 2018 Headtrip Audience Award

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A custom creation by Szabolcs Nagy

SSSFF 2018 Petit Prose Award

SF 18 Petit Prose Audience

A custom creation by Naomi van Niekerk

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Spoiler Alert Radio

A weekly broadcast and podcast featuring conversations on the craft of filmmaking.

For more information about the program, click here.

This week's episode:

Ma Kalaadevi Ananda - Makeup Designer and Artist - Little Women, Pollock, Shame, The East, 12 Years a Slave, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Widows, and the upcoming, Mr. Rogers Project

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SSSFF 2018 Headtrip Jury Award

SF 18 Headtrip Jury

A custom creation by Szabolcs Nagy

Other SSSFF 2018 Awards

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CLICK HERE for a complete awards list.
More pictures coming soon!

Womanimation! Audience Award 2018

Womanimation!

A custom creation by Britt Raes

Womanimation! Visual Vanguard 2018

Womanimation!

A custom creation by Szandra Pataki