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Essential Event Info

W H A T :

  • Two programs ("A" and "B"), each with running times of approximately 109 minutes. Mostly in English, with a couple subtitled films.
  • Genre: Short Live-Action & Animation; comedy and drama.
  • NR (not rated) but generally suitable for all audiences.

    W H E N :

    IMPORTANT: Daylight Savings Time starts at 2 AM Sunday, March 11 -- set your clocks ahead one hour.

    2012 Screening Dates:
  • Sat, Mar 10, Program A, 4:00 pm
  • Sat, Mar 10, Program B, 7:00 pm
  • Sun, Mar 11, Program B, 4:00 pm
  • Sun, Mar 11, Program A, 7:00 pm

  • Venue opens at 3:00 and 6:00 pm, with seating at 3:30 and 6:30 for the respective screenings.

    W H E R E :

  • The Carnegie Arts Center
    1028 Scott Blvd, Covington KY 41011   859 491 2030 main, 859 957 1943 box office.

    in surface lots surrounding the theatre:
    Interactive Google Map
    Printable Map & Written Directions
    Printable Downtown Bridge & Street Grid
    Printable Parking Map

  • T I C K E T S : *

  • Single Tix $11 for Programs A or B
  • Save $4 –
    Combo Tix $18 for both Programs A and B
  • Combo Packages will not be sold at the door - there are a limited number available.
  • Single Tix are $13 at the door.

    *   NOTE: Any ticket physically sold by the Carnegie Arts Center incurs a $1.00 facility charge in addition to the face value of the ticket -- this applies to tix purchased in advance by phone or in person, and at the door.


    §   $18 Combo and $11 Single Tix:
  •   ON-LINE
  •   The Carnegie box office, in person and by phone at 859 957 1943. Open 12-5, Tue-Fri.

    §   $11 Single Tix only:
  •   Sitwell's Coffee House
    513 281 7487 — Ludlow Avenue, Clifton
  •   Lookout Joe Coffee Roasters
    513 871 8626 — Mt. Lookout Square
  •   Coffee Emporium
    513 651 5483 — Downtown Cincinnati

    Tickets at the door, subject to availability.

    Socialize before the Films —
    Enjoy cocktails & hors d'ouerves along with a great film event !!


    Exclusive Tri-State engagement – 4 screenings only !!
    CWC's 11th Annual Oscar Shorts
    CWC presents its 11th Annual Screening
    of the Academy Award Nominated
    Live-Action & Animated Short Films

    with films from Australia, Canada, Germany, India, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Norway, the UK, the Ukraine, and the USA.

    The only opportunity to see Academy Award winning and nominated short films on the big screen, at one time, in one place. Weekend screenings sold out in advance last year — to avoid disappointment, please consider purchasing at your earliest convenience.


    For the first time, we will present the Oscar Shorts in high-definition digital format! In addition to the ten nominated films (including two Oscar winners) we've added bonus films so that each program will have an equal weighting of Live-Action and Animated works.

    Come early, park once — you can socialize, drink and eat between the programs. Make time to treat yourself to these outstanding short films, and bring your friends!!

    Program Schedule

    Combo Tix purchasers save $4.00 versus the advance cost of single tickets, and save $8.00 versus the price of single tickets at the door.

    2012 Screening Schedule

    You can see both programs on one day, or select the Afternoon or Evening screenings on different days — whatever is best for your schedule. Click here for online tickets
    Program "A"
    Saturday March 10, 4:00
    Sunday March 11, 7:00
    Program "B"
    Saturday March 10, 7:00
    Sunday March 11, 4:00
    Combination Packages
  • Combo 1:   Saturday all in one day –
          Prg A 3/10 at 4PM and Prg B 3/10 at 7PM
  • Combo 2:   Afternoons, Saturday & Sunday –
          Prg A 3/10 at 4PM and Prg B 3/11 at 4PM
  • Combo 3:   Evenings, Saturday & Sunday –
          Prg B 3/10 at 7PM and Prg A 3/11 at 7PM
  • Combo 4:   Sunday all in one day –
          Prg B 3/11 at 4PM and Prg A 3/11 at 7PM

  • Program lineup, synopsis, filmmaker & award info is listed below

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    Program A ~ Film Roster
    Total Run Time approximately 109 minutes.

    Oscar Nominee    Animation

    Directors Grant Orchard & Sue Goffe, UK, 7 minutes.

    When a New Yorker walks past a chicken on his morning stroll, we're left to wonder which one is the real city slicker. Curiously composed of three repeating vignettes, each set at different points of time.

    Oscar Nominee    Live-Action

    Director Hallvar Witzo, Norway, 25 minutes.

    Everyone dies sooner or later. But according to his doctor, Oskar, 70, is going to die in six days. So now he wants to make peace with his brother for a disagreement years ago. Problem is, his brother lives across the Atlantic Ocean. Will he reach him before it is too late? Will a mysterious young woman help him or hold him back?

    Bonus Film - Oscar Shortlist    Animation   

    Director David Baas, Canada, 5 minutes.

    Skylight is a mock documentary about the ecological plight of penguins in the Antarctic, possibly foretelling cataclysmic results for the rest of the planet.

    Oscar Nominee    Animation

    Directors Enrico Casarosa, USA, 7 minutes.

    The fable of a young boy who is coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances. Tonight is the very first time his Papa and Grandpa are taking him to work. In an old wooden boat they row far out to sea, and with no land in sight, they stop and wait. A big surprise awaits the little boy as he discovers his family's most unusual line of work.

    Oscar Nominee    Live-Action

    Directors Andrew Bowler & Gigi Causey, USA, 11 minutes.

    A neurotic inventor creates a time machine, only to be caught up travelling around yesterday.

    Oscar Nominee    Animation

    Directors Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby, Canada, 13 minutes.

    Calgary, 1909: An Englishman moves to the Canadian frontier, but is rather unsuited to his new environment. His letters home are much sunnier than reality and the director compares his fate to that of a comet.

    OSCAR WINNER    Live-Action

    Director Terry George, Northern Ireland, 31 minutes.
    Cast: Ciaran Hinds, Kerry Condon, Conleth Hill.

    After 25 years in exile, Jim Mahon returns to Ireland to show his American daughter Patty his Belfast roots. But things don't go as planned when she learns of a secret love triangle and a long lost best friend, Paddy. Their reconciliation leads to hilarious confusion.

    Directed by three-time Oscar nominee Terry George (Hotel Rwanda, In The Name of the Father), The Shore won Best Director and Best Actor at the Rhode Island Film Festival, and is nominated for an Irish Film and Television Award.

    Bonus Film - Oscar Shortlist    Animation   

    Director Sam Chen, USA, 5 minutes.

    In the perilous world of the Amazon Rainforest, finding a meal proves to be an impossible task for a little tree-frog named Bounce. His luck changes when he meets Biggy, a blue-bellied treefrog who takes him under his guidance and shows him the ways of the jungle in this animated journey set to Beethoven's Symphony No.8.

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    Program B ~ Film Roster
    Total Run Time approximately 109 minutes.

    Oscar Nominee    Animation

    Director Patrick Doyon, Canada, 9 minutes    

    Every Sunday, it's the same old routine! The train clatters through the village and almost shakes the pictures off the wall. In the church, Dad dreams about his toolbox. And later, Grandma will get a visit and the animals will meet their fate.

    Oscar Nominee    Live-Action

    Director Peter McDonald, Ireland, 11 minutes.

    When Damian is forced to serve as an altar boy at an important mass in his local parish, he faces a difficult choice: conform to the status quo, or serve an extended ban from his life's passion – football.

    Bonus Film – Oscar Shortlist    Animation

    Director Serguei Kouchernerov, Ukraine, 4 minutes.

    In the imaginary land of Cyberdesert, Plus and Minus struggle with a dependency on an outdated source of energy. The mysterious self-sufficient Smart presents a new challenge for Plus and Minus and forces them to form an alliance – The Hybrid Union!

    Oscar Nominee    Live-Action

    Director Max Zahle, Germany/India, 24 minutes.

    Director Max Zaehle, together with his Director of Photography Sin Huh, and wonderful actors Wotan Wilke Mhring and Julia Richter, succeed at making the moral dilemma faced by couples wishing to adopt emotionally palpable.

    Bonus Film – Oscar Shortlist    Animation

    Director Alistair Lockhart, Australia, 10 minutes.

    An animated road movie set across the vast and barren landscape of Australia's Nullarbor Plain.

    BONUS FILM    Live-Action

    Director Daniel Stine, USA, 28 minutes.

    God and Vodka is a poignant remembrance – the story of a writer's attempt to capture the words and memories, both touching and comedic, of a relationship that ended all too soon.

    Evelyn and Ben grew up in a small Maryland town and shared a quirky on-again, off-again relationship ever since their childhood years. They shared their travails and aspirations, most often in the belfry of her father's church. It was there, and throughout their sleepy railroad town, where they forged a bond both expected to last a lifetime.

    As Evelyn frames the story in her mind, she pieces together the millions of moments they shared, while creating an entirely new scene - perhaps their last - that brings them together for one more day.

    One of the best short films we've seen, bar none. Artful screenwriting that evokes a range of emotions from joy to wry regret; crisp, snappy dialogue laced with nuance and subtle clues; beautiful cinematography and excellent production values all around; a perfectly matched soundtrack by Andrew Bird — the total package! This one should have been nominated - it could have won the live-action Oscar.


    Directors William Joyce & Brandon Oldenburg, USA, 2010, 15 minutes.

    Inspired, in equal measures, by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love for books, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a poignant, humorous allegory about the curative powers of story.

    Using a variety of techniques (miniatures, computer animation, 2D animation) award winning author/illustrator William Joyce and co-director Brandon Oldenburg present a hybrid style of animation that harkens back to silent films and MGM Technicolor musicals. Morris Lessmore is old fashioned and cutting edge at the same time.