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

The festival has typically included both jury and audience awards, with winners receiving custom art objects created by past festival winners.

2021 All Stars Edition

As Covid has had an impact on cinemas and events around the world, we did not produce a festival in 2020. We did something a little different for 2021.

We decided to have winners from the past several years participate in an All Stars Edition of the festival, judged by recent participants on our Spoiler Alert Radio film interview show, like previous festivals.

However, there was not an audience component for this year. This was a virtual experience and seen exclusively by Jury members.

Jury Awards Announced!

Our awards selection process is complete! A panel of film industry professionals, previously interviewed on Spoiler Alert Radio, reviewed the 22 films in the program.

Click here for a complete list of jury members.

Jury Prize France

The jury selected La petite casserole d'Anatole (Anatole's Little Saucepan), by French animator/director Eric Montchaud, produced by JPL Films. Based on the book from children's author Isabelle Carrier, the stop-motion animated film uses an unusual metaphor to tell the story of a young boy's struggle for acceptance.

Award winners receive commissioned custom art objects created by past festival award winners.

This year's award was created by one of the winners in our most recent festival, Belgian filmmaker Blomme Molenstra.

Visit the awards page for more information.

More Festival Links

Films that previously participated between 2014 and 2019 took part in this special edition of the festival.

Click here for more information on the participating films.

Click here for more information on the latest festival.

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

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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Global Sounds

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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:

Maya Maffioli - Film Editor - Beast, Kingdom of Us, Dau, Rocks, Ali And Ava, Encounter

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Jury Grand Prize

Jury Prize France

Jury Award

A custom creation by Blomme Molenstra.

Jury Award Rotate

"Man with a Movie Camera"