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Oscar Sanders

Playwright/Award-winning Poet, Author, and Filmmaker


  • 2022 Best Live Performance Spoken Word Artist Forum Juried Arts Festival Bigoted Sadist

  • 2020 Best Feature Script Script and Storyboard Showcase The Biggest Mistake

  • 2019 Best Screen Play Pocono Mountains Film Festival The Biggest Mistake

  • 2019 Best Empowerment Film Pocono Mountains Film Festival Exposing Politics: A Collection of Poetry

  • 2016 NYCHA BRANCH NAACP J.U.S.T Read Award (Fiction/Final Hearing), 

  • 2017 "Poet of the Year" Indie Author Legacy Awards (IALA)

  • 2017 Best Music Documentary Michael Carvin: No Excuses

  • 2017 Best Jazz History Documentary NY Jazz Film Festival Michael Carvin: No Excuses

  • 2013 Best Feature Documentary Carmarthen Bay Film Festival (UK-Wales) Billy Bang: Long Over Due

  • 2013 Best Documentary The Peoples Film Festival Billy Bang: Long Over Due

  • 2012 Best Music Video Directors Festival of Shorts “Ohh Girl”

  • 2010 Best Music Video Poconos Mountains Film Festival

  • 2007 Best Director Poconos Mountains Film Festival 


Harlem Writers Guild 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020



New York International Screen Play Awards 2016 , 2017, 2018 (Jury Member)


Committee Member/Hosting

Bronx Book Fair 2017, 2018. 2019, 2020 (Facilitator/Host-Voices in Poetry segment)     


Has Performed at:

  • Jamaica Center for the Arts and Learning  (NY)

  • Bronx Library Center (NY)

  • Brownsville Heritage House (NY)

  • Fordham University (NY) 

  • National Action Network Annual Convention 2018 (NY)

  • Todd Art gallery @ Middle Tennessee State

  • New York Poetry Festival 2017/2018 (NY)

  • Indie Author Legacy Awards 2018 (MD)

  • Bowery Poetry Club (NY)

  • Shomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

  • William Street Common  (PA)

  • Blazing Star Cultural Center (NJ)

  • Nuyorican Poets Cafe (NY)

  • Shomburg Center fir Reasearch of Black Culture (NY)



  • Final Hearing (2015)

  • Exposing Politics: A Collection of Poetry (publish date 2020

  • Ice House: How Incarceration Made Me a Better Man and The Philosophy of making America Whole Again -A Memoir/Self Help/Prison Reform novel (Publishing Date 2021)

  • Final Hearing: Mission Pursuit (Publishing Date (2022)

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