We appreciate your strong support for OSCAR DOCS, but with the SRO turnout we are sorry people had to be turned away at the door. We will soon announce an encore screening - click here if you want to be notified when this is arranged.

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noted in the local media:

CityBeat recommends OSCAR DOCS as the "MAIN EVENT" in Cincinnati for the week of July 20-26. Page 33 print edition, or  click here to read online...

WVXU: On WVXU's Cincinnati Edition Larry Thomas previews the CWC presentation of Oscar Docs at the Freedom Center. (Clip courtesy of WVXU)  click here to listen...

Cincinnati Enquirer, Sunday July 23, 2006, page D4.  click here to read online...

Also in the press, this article in the Hamilton-Fairfield Journal-News...  click here to read online...

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Many attendees asked about the walk-in music at Oscar Docs. The group is the Afro-Celt band "BAKA BEYOND" and we played music from Spirit of the Forest. Their CDs can be found at Shake It Music & Video on Hamilton Avenue, or online (Amazon, etc.) and you can click here to visit their website.


44% of the Oscar Docs audience of over 600 completed the Audience Opinion Survey, producing the results which follow.

98% rated the films overall as Very Good - Excellent.

65% rated the post-film discussions as Very Good - Excellent.

44% rated the venue as Very Good - Excellent.

95% want to know about upcoming CWC film events.

68% visited the Freedom Center for the first time.

25% of the audience stayed for the post-film discussions.

60% of audience members were women.

85% were from Ohio, 11% from Kentucky, 1% from Indiana, with 3% unknown.


Respondents rated all of the films shown between Very Good and Excellent; The audience ranked the individual films as follows:

1   4.47    The Golden Age of Norman Corwin
2   4.44    God Sleeps in Rwanda
3   4.35    The Mushroom Club
4   4.12    The Death of Kevin Carter

Rating Scale:
  • Excellent = 5.0   
  • Very Good = 4.0   
  • Good = 3.0   
  • Fair = 2.0   
  • Poor = 1.0

    Read the entire survey, in .pdf format: Click here... Please be patient, this is a large file.

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    "...a stunning example of not only exceptional filmmaking, but also the human spirit. These are films you'll talk about and hopefully learn from."
    ~ Larry Thomas, Film Critic WVXU
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    OSCAR DOCS 2006
    The Academy Award Winner & Nominees in the Documentary Short Film Category

    - Tri-State Premiere -
    Two Nights Only:
    Monday July 24
    & Tuesday July 25

    (same program each night)

    Join us for this rare opportunity to see the entire slate of current Academy Award-nominated documentary short films (including the Oscar winner), the first-ever presentation of its kind.

    These four powerful, highly informative films - created by talented and versatile independent filmmakers - range from 25 to 40 minutes each, and tell important stories about Africa, Asia and the U.S.A, with broad appeal to all tastes and ages.

    "Of all the short film collections we've shown in the last five years, the four Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts scheduled for July 24/25 may collectively be the most significant."   Read more...

    WHEN:   Monday July 24 & Tuesday July 25.   Doors open at 7:00 PM. Films start at 7:30 PM, total running time is 130 minutes, plus intermission. Discussion follows the last film.

    WHERE:   The Freedom Center, on the Cincinnati Riverfront. Directions, Maps & Parking Info

    ABOUT THE FILMS:   Click on the film titles below for more about these Oscar-winning and nominated documentaries -- synopsis, directors, production details, interviews, etc.

    Audience Discussion will follow the films each night. Monday's discussion leaders are Mike Martini and Tim Swallow; Mark Magistrelli and Jim Kesner will lead the conversation Tuesday evening.
     Learn more about our discussion leaders...

    TICKETS:    Tickets are $8.00 in advance and for adults at the door; student tickets are $6.00, at the door only, and require valid ID. Advance tickets are conveniently available:

    For additional info - outlet hours, ticket and will-call policy - click on 'Tickets' in the top menu on this page.