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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.

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 festival celebrates brevity in filmmaking, with films from across the globe, both live-action and animated.

Two programs, Heartstrings and Headtrip, both showcase dozens of films tightly sequenced in under ninety minutes, each with a distinctive tone yet wide-ranging styles and topics.

We are Live for 2022!

After a year off followed by an online-only edition, we are pleased to announce that the 15th edition of the festival will return to live audiences.

The festival will take place Saturday, 19th November at the Greenwood Features Cinema in Bethel, CT.

Check back in November for details on tickets, showtimes, and more.

Submissions

We are now accepting submissions!

There is no fee to submit your film to the festival.

Click here for details on submission requirements and process.

The 2022 submission deadline is 31st October.

More On The Festival

After a Covid-induced "holiday" in 2020, last year we presented a special All Stars edition of the festival, featuring films that had won awards between 2014 and 2019.

Click here for more information on this edition of the festival.

To learn more about the festival concept and history, click here.


Music Charting

World Music

Toni (aka DJ Madame B) is a global music genre director showcasing sounds from around the world. She hosts Pacifica affiliate syndicated and regional world music shows.

She submits MergingArts Global Radio weekly charts to NACC (North American College & Community Chart) and RMR (Roots Music Report).

She is an active panelist of international charting organizations, TWMC (Transglobal World Music Chart), BWMC (Balkan World Music Chart), and RWMC (Russian World Music Chart), representing MergingArts.

Click here to view weekly and monthly world music charts and adds.


Radio Syndication

World Music

Donne del Mondo showcases global music by women, celebrating musical women of the world. Available Saturday afternoons, it is distributed via the Pacifica Radio Network on select affiliates throughout North America.

You can also hear Donne del Mondo internationally via syndication on CBF Web Radio.

Transworld Airwaves features a cross-cultural musical journey united in voices and rhythms. As well as syndicating on Pacifica and CBF Web Radio, it broadcasts every other Sunday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 pm (US Eastern time) on WZBC 90.3 FM from Boston College in Newton/Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

You can hear more international sounds every Sunday from 8:00 am to 11:00 am Eastern, by tuning in to World Wide Waves, with rotating hosts Dan/Justin, Toni, DJ R-I-K/Johnny D, and Chris. It can be heard on 90.3 FM WRIU, non-commercial radio broadcasting from the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI.

Spoiler Alert Radio

Featuring conversations on the craft of filmmaking, Spoiler Alert Radio continues to syndicate weekly on selected Pacifica affiliates.

You can find out more about the show, including syndication information, by clicking here, or visit our podcast and archive page by clicking here.

World Music Charts 

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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:

Stephen Chiodo - Director of Animation - Killer Klowns From Outer Space, Elf, Team America: World Police, Alien Xmas, Marcel The Shell With Shoes On

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Jury Grand Prize

Jury Prize France

Jury Award

A custom creation by Blomme Molenstra.

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"Man with a Movie Camera"