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

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


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 2018 submission deadline is 28th October.

More On The Festival

Audiences vote on their three favorite films to determine award winners in each program. A panel of Spoiler Alert Radio interviewees judge the films and selects the best in each program.

Commissioned custom art objects created by past festival participants are presented to the winners.

More On The Festival

Click here to read details of the 2017 festival.

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

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Womanimation! 2018 - It's a Wrap!

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 continue to follow the Facebook event page here, or read more on the festival here.


Russia Laurel Germany Laurel

We have counted and recounted the ballots, and this year's Audience Award winner is Tweet-Tweet, directed by Russian womanimator Zhanna Bekmambetova.

Gelato and Nachtstück (Nocturne) also did well in the voting.

Nachtstück, by German womanimator Anne Breymann, also won the Visual Vanguard award for visual innovation in storytelling.

Award winners will be receiving custom awards created by last year's Womanimation! award winners, Britt Raes and Szandra Pataki.

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 this year's festival films.

World Music Charts

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from DJ Madame B on WZBC and WRIU

Now charting to Transglobal World Music Charts

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Womanimation! Audience Award 2018


A custom creation by Britt Raes

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SSSFF 2017 Headtrip Audience Award

SF 17 Headtrip Audience

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SSSFF 2017 Headtrip Jury Award

SF 17 Headtrip Jury

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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:

Jeff Russo - Musician and Composer - Tonic, TV series Fargo and Power, and the films Hondros, Lizzie, Mile 22, and Pale Blue Dot

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Womanimation! Visual Vanguard 2018


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SSSFF 2017 Heartstrings Audience Award

SF 17 Heartstrings Audience

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SSSFF 2017 Petit Prose Award

SF 17 Petit Prose Award

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SSSFF 2017

Mind's Eye Award

SF 17 Mind's Eye

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