Welcome to MergingArts Productions

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


The 11th Annual Short Short Story Film Festival

Box Logo The House Second Hand Popsicle Interlude Combo Logo My Mum’s Bonkers Days Sukut Laymun Box Logo Garnet Icky Mimesis Papa Combo Logo Sir Closed Visit Street Shot Sweet Wee Hours Box Logo Midnight ARThropods Muteum Little Nightmare Fairy Tale Combo Logo Surprise Penelope Anxiety Yola Box Logo Links Bystander My Unseen Fiasco Combo Logo Hunters The Moment Wolf A Short History of Indians in Canada Box Logo Smile Max Morrison

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

On Saturday, November 25th, the 11th edition of the festival will take place at AS220's 95 Empire in Providence, Rhode Island.

Click here for details on showtimes and more.

Advance tickets are available for purchase here.

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.

Selections Complete

We have completed our selection process. With several hundred quality submissions from more than seventy countries, it was difficult yet rewarding to select the best of the best.

In total, we accepted 34 films, in two programs of 17 films each.

Twenty-two countries from four continents are represented, with 28 films making their U.S. premieres, including several world premieres.

Click here to see the list of films.

To read more about requirements to submit in the future, click here.

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.

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

Click here to read details of the 2016 festival.


Women ... Animation ... Womanimation!

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

The 2017 festival, the 9th edition, took place Saturday, July 8th at AS220 in Providence, RI.

Thanks to all our enthusiastic audiences, the staff at AS220, and of course our participating filmmakers for making the festival a great success!

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 throughout Europe and Asia, and nine of the films made their US premiere, including one international premiere.

Click here for a list of this year's festival films.

Festival "Herstory"

To find out more on the previous eight festivals, click here.

Grab Tickets Now!

Cat Tix

Saturday, NOV 25th

2 ~ 4 ~ 6 ~ 8 pm
95 Empire St, PVD
Eventbrite - SSSFF 2017
$15 Advance
(both shows)
$10 Door (per show)

World Music Charts

Click here for the latest MergingArts Radio charts

from djmadameb on WZBC, WRIU, & WUMD

DJMadameB On Air

Hear her next on WUMD

Sunday 10pm-12am

Film and Music

Explore interesting upcoming events in the southern New England area.

Visit us on

Follow us on

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:

Kris Fenske - Sound Designer - The Hunger Games, Deepwater Horizon, Pawn Sacrifice, Nocturnal Animals, Snowden, It Comes at Night, and IT

Click the tower!

Womanimation! Audience Award 2017

Womanimation!

A custom creation by Lori Malépart-Traversy

Womanimation! Visual Vanguard 2017

Womanimation!

A custom creation by Cypria Donato