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Oscar Shorts Program B plus optional dinner with guest speakers discussing current events in Europe and Ukraine.
Oscar Shorts film tix available     Dinner Sold Out, Waiting List closed

Cincinnati World Cinema and the
Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council


As the European Union observes its anniversary join us to learn about the U.S. – E.U. relationship and the challenges presented by current global conditions.

The evening will be informative and entertaining — with reception, dinner, presentations and films.


W H E N :
  • Friday, May 2, 2014
    Reception & Cash Bar 5:30   Dinner & Speakers 6:00
    Theatre Seating Opens 7:30   Films Commence 8:00

  • W H E R E :
  • The Carnegie
    1028 Scott Blvd, Covington, KY 41011
  • Easy Access with Free Parking
  • Maps & Directions:
    Printable PDF parking map
    Interactive directional map
    Printable map and written directions
    Cincy-Covington Bridge & Street Grid
  • Will this be your first Carnegie visit?    Learn more about this beautiful and important arts center.

    T I C K E T   P R I C I N G :
  • Tix for the prix fixe dinner and films are $55, in advance only, and include the reception, dinner with speakers and reserved seats for the short films.
  • Tix for dinner only are $44 in advance only.
  • Tix for films only are $11 advance, $13 door.
  • Student & ETA film tix are $11, at the door only.

  • How to get your tickets
  • On-line: Click here for online tickets
  • By phone: Cincinnati World Cinema,
    859-957-3456, Mon-Sat 9a-7p

  • D I N N E R   M E N U :
    The dinner-and-a-movie package includes a delicious buffet dinner prepared by Jeff Thomas Catering:
  • Warm Tajine chicken salad in Charmoula sauce on seven-vegetable couscous (portions available without chicken for vegetarians).
  • Baby arugula with grilled eggplant, papaya and hearts of palm with Balsamic vinaigrette.
  • Grilled warm Nan.
  • Assorted shot glass desserts.
  • Coffee or Tea.

    Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council
    The Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council (GCWAC) actively leads in the development of internationally focused activities that include education, exchange of people and ideas, and facilitation of global linkages.

    Learn more about the benefits of membership, informative programs, and opportunities to meet with and know international visitors. Call (859) 448-8984 or visit GlobalCincinnati.org.


    From Denmark, Finland, France, Spain,
    and the UK (plus one from the USA)...

    Celebrating European Creativity
    with the Oscar-Nominated Shorts

    Cincinnati World Cinema :: Oscar Shorts 2014 Slide Show

    Oscar Shorts & More, 2014

    We are pleased to present the 2014 Acadamy Award Nominees and short-listed films in an encore screening of Program B from CWC's sold out March Oscar Shorts & More. Comedy, drama, adventure and satire in a balanced mix of live-action and animated shorts. Total run time approximately 100 minutes.

    Bonus Film    Live Action, Comedic Parody

    USA, 3 minutes.

    A humorous counterpoint to the popular British television series.

    Oscar Nominee   Animation, Adventure  

    (The CWC Audience pick for the Animation Oscar)

    Directors Max Lang and Jan Lachauer, UK, 25 minutes.

    A kind witch invites a surprising collection of animals to join her on her broom, much to the frustration of her cat. An adventure ensues and the crew winds up with a magnificent new broom with room for everyone. Featuring the voices of Gillian Anderson (Witch), Rob Brydon (Cat), Martin Clunes (Dog), Sally Hawkins (Bird), Simon Pegg (Narrator), Timothy Spall (Dragon), David Walliams (Frog).

    THAT WASN'T ME (Aquel No Era Yo)
    Oscar Nominee    Live-Action, Drama

    Director Esteban Crespo, Spain, 24 minutes.

    A stunning flashback on the encounter between Paula, a Spanish aid worker and Kaney, an African child soldier coerced into violent acts by his military handlers. Based on a true story of an adult's remorseful and graphic recounting of his experiences as a child soldier.

    Oscar Short List    Animation, Satire

    Directors Julien Hazbroucq, Ren Hsien Hsu, Emmanuelle Leleu, William Lorton, & Morrigane Boyer, France, 2012

    A thesis project by talented students at Supinfocom, the prolific French academy of digital filmmaking. An amusing and lushly illustrated satire of the 18th century French aristocracy, portrayed by hedonistic chickens, at court and the gardens of Versailles.

    (Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa?)

    Oscar Nominee    Live-Action, Comedy

    Director Selma Vilhunen, Finland, 7 minutes.

    Mother awakes in a panic: she has overslept and the family is late for a wedding. She rouses her husband Jokke and daughters Ella, 6, and Kerttu, 4, and they get ready in a hurry. Mother is going crazy since nobody else seems to be able to do anything right. Who has soiled father's shirt, hidden the girls' dresses and misplaced the wedding gift?

    Oscar Nominee    Animation, Comedy

    Director Lauren MacMullan, USA, 6 minutes.
    (The first woman to receive a solo directing credit on a Disney animated film.)

    A contemporary homage to the first animated shorts featuring Mickey Mouse, with all-new, black-and-white, hand-drawn animation that is paired with full-color, 3D, CG filmmaking — all in the same frame. This highly creative work encapsulates how far animation has developed over the past 85 years — an amazing and fun adventure.

    Mickey (voice of Walt Disney), his gal pal Minnie and their friends Horace and Clarabelle delight in a musical haywagon ride... Until villainous Peg-Leg Pete shows up and forces them off the big black-and-white screen and into the full-color "real world" of a movie theater.

    OSCAR WINNER    Live Action, Drama

    Anders Walter, Denmark, 23 minutes.

    A hospital's eccentric janitor helps a dying young boy cope with the fate of his illness and regain the joy and happiness of life.

    This touching and visually captivating film combines fantasy with an emotional narrative to create a beautiful and wrenching, marvelously acted and gorgeously designed tribute to the power of storytelling.


    With the recent arrival of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the US for talks with President Obama, scheduled speaker Peter Fischer will instead attend official functions in Washington on Friday and then fly back to represent Germany at Governor Beshear's Derby Party on Saturday in Louisville.

    Filling his shoes will be Honorary German Consul Martin Wilhelmy and Greek Consul for Economic and Commercial Affairs Christos Lelempsis, who will discuss new trade opportunities for the US and European Union as well the challenges faced with the current situation in Eastern Europe.

    Seasoned marketing executive and Cincinnati native Christine Graf and recent University of Kentucky graduate Gwen Schaefer were both stationed in Ukraine while serving in the Peace Corps. Their observations regarding the people and culture, as well as their experience with evacuation during the recent unrest, will be informative, timely and relevant.

    WACA The Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council and Cincinnati World Cinema presentation of Euro Night is made possible in part by Engage America, a program of the World Affairs Councils of America, in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States.

    Speaker bios follow below.


    Christos Lelempsis

    Christos Lelempsis Christos Lelempsis, Consul for Economics & Commercial Affairs and Senior Trade Commissioner with the Greek Consulate, focuses on economic and trade issues pertaining to the European Union, Greece and the U.S.

    Beginning his career with the Ministry of Finance in 1982, he was part of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs and his postings include Chicago, Australia and Ukraine. He graduated from the Economic University of Athens and the School of Public Administration of Greece.

    Martin Wilhelmy Martin Wilhelmy is the Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany, in Cincinnati. In addition to assisting German citizens and businesses in the metro area, Martin is currently Vice President, Investments for UBS Financial Services. Mr. Wilhelmy began his career with Anderson Consulting, progrressing to increasing responsibility with AXA Advisors, the Financial Legacy Group and Fifth Third Securities before joining UBS.

    His education includes and MBA from INSEAD, Japanese studies at Sophia University and a BS in Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.

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    Christine Graf

    Christine Graf A native of Cincinnati and raised in Hyde Park, Christine Graf graduated from Seven Hills School and then from Lake Forest College in Chicago, before beginning a three-decade career in marketing and advertising.

    Later in life, she shifted her focus, joining the Peace Corps. Christine arrived in Ukraine in March, 2011 and was stationed in Crimea. Christine worked as a Community Development Volunteer, based in the eastern city of Kerch, just four kilometers across the Kerchian Straights from Russia.

    As she will share with us on May 2, Christine's most significant project in Kerch was her involvement with the Central Library and the Window on America program, a partnership between the U.S. government and Ukrainian regional public libraries, designed to engage local society and build good will by offering informational, language, and educational opportunities to improve citizens' personal and professional development. The WOA in Ukraine has a main Information Resource Center in Kyiv and 29 centers throughout the country.

    During her three years in Kerch, she was instrumental in procuring grants for the library, creating strategic growth and marketing plans and fostering social issue programs and events. Visit the Kerch WOA Facebook page to learn more.

    Prior to joining the Peace Corps, Christine spent most of her professional career in New York City, with global agencies such as Ogilvy & Mather, DKG Advertising, Grey Advertising, etc., working in account service and strategic marketing, rising to the level of Senior Vice-President.


    Gwen Schaefer

    Gwen Schaefer A native of Louisville KY, Gwen Schaefer is a 2013 graduate of the University of Kentucky with dual majors in International Studies and Geography.

    In September of 2013 Gwen relocated to Ukraine with the Peace Corps, working as an English teacher. Stationed in southwestern Ukraine not far from the borders with Romania and Moldova, she lived in Zalischyky, a town with 10,000 inhabitants on the Dneister River.

    Ukraine was not Gwen's first foreign residency experience. As part of U.K.'s education abroad program, she lived and worked for several months in Jordan, first as an intern for the Ministry of Political Development and then as a research assistant at the University of Jordan.

    While abroad, she was able to visit Israel, Palestine, Egypt and Turkey; and subsequently received a research grant for a second stay in Jordan.

    With a broad range of interests, Gwen was constantly engaged throughout her academic career, working as an Education Abroad Peer Ambassador, International Student Recruitment Officer, GIS mapping consultant and Geography and Composition tutor, all for the University of Kentucky.

    In addition, Gwen found time to co-author a publication about the Arab Revolutions of 2011 and another about Female Iraqi refugees in Jordan.

    A long-time Girl Scout member, alumna and volunteer, she received the Girl Scout Gold Award in 2006 for her efforts with leadership training and work with girls from diverse backgrounds.