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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.

#SaveWUMD from RIPR Takeover


WUMD, 89.3 FM in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts, celebrated its 45th birthday on January 13th.

Sadly, the station may not be on the air for its 46th.

Leadership at Rhode Island Public Radio (RIPR) have made secret dealings with UMass Dartmouth administration.

The university is planning to sell the frequency to RIPR to simply rebroadcast nationally-produced syndicated shows such as All Things Considered.

This will remove one of the few remaining independent music and alternative features stations in the area.

To fight this, the station members have set up a facebook page. Click here to find out more about how to #SaveWUMD.

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

The 10th edition of the festival took place late November and early December 2016, in Providence, RI and Worcester, MA.

Click here to read more details of the 2016 festival.

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


Women ... Animation ... Womanimation!

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

The 2016 festival, the 8th edition, took place Saturday, June 25th at AS220 in Providence, RI.

Click here to find out more on the award winners, or for a detailed list of festival films, click here.

Click here for more details on the 2016 festival.

To find out more on the "herstory" of previous festivals, click here.

Check out the unique custom award created by filmmaker Eliška Chytková for our Visual Vanguard award.

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:

Gaute Storaas - Norwegian Film Composer - Elias and The Treasure of the Sea, The Last Sentence, Victoria, The Last King, and A Man Called Ove

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World Music Charts

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from djmadameb on WUMD, WZBC, and WRIU.

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SSSSF 2016 Jury Awards

Jury Awards

Custom awards from Elliot Cowan.

SSSSF 2016 Audience Awards

Audience Awards

Custom awards by Shaina Pakravan and Chloé Alliez.

SSSSF 2016

Mark's Poster

Thanks to Mark Zajac for our 10th anniversary commemorative poster.

SSSSF 2016

SF 16 Poster

Thanks to Janice Chun for our festival flyers.