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It’s been nearly three years since I first learned that I was an award-winning filmmaker.


My wife and I had just ordered lunch at Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant on St. Armands Circle in Sarasota, Florida, when I reached for my iPhone to check my emails. There amid the myriad of inbox messages was one from the 51st WorldFest Houston International Film Festival with the subject heading – “Congratulations on winning!”


Frank DiCesare on the set of "Blacksmith," April, 2017.

Photo/Tyler Hargraves


I clicked on the message and there before me read the following words: “Hello, Frank. Congratulations on being an Official Remi Winner.”


I handed the phone to my wife. “Am I reading this correctly?”


“Looks like you’re a winner at WorldFest,” she said, scanning the email. “Congratulations!”


My first film, “Blacksmith,” would be honored at one of America’s oldest and most prestigious film festivals. The same festival that honored the early films of Spielberg, Lucas, Coppola and Lynch, would be honoring mine. I sat there stunned. It was an afternoon I’ll never forget.


In the three years that have passed, “Blacksmith” has been purchased and streamed by short film and documentary lovers all over the world – literally. (See Our Viewers page for more information.) Indeed, it has been a humbling and rewarding experience for me and everyone involved in the film. But work at Oskar Films has just begun. That’s why I’ve created OskarFilms.com.


In the months ahead, OskarFilms.com is where I will announce upcoming projects and their positions in the filmmaking pipeline. It will also be the site for future sponsors to have their websites linked to increase their online traffic, one of the many benefits of supporting future Oskar Films projects.


And, yes, visitors will be able to stream “Blacksmith” for a low, introductory price of $1.99 for a 48-hour period. This offer expires on Monday, April 5, 2021.


So keep an eye out for updates and future blog posts to OskarFilms.com. I am grateful for all of my visitors, patrons and sponsors. With your continued help, our films will be produced for years to come.


Thank you for your support.


Best wishes,




Frank DiCesare

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