For the 16th consecutive year, the ICA presents the Oscar-nominated live-action, animated, and documentary shorts you always wish you’d seen come Oscar night (March 27).

Both face coverings and proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test are required for programs taking place in the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater.

Schedule of Screenings 

Fri, Feb 25, 7 PM  |  Animation 

Sun, Feb 27, 1 PM  |  Animation 

Sun, Feb 27, 3 PM  |  Live Action 

Fri, Mar 4, 7 PM  |  Live Action 

Sun, Mar 6, 1 PM  |  Documentary (Program A) 

Sun, Mar 6, 3 PM  |  Documentary (Program B) 

Thu, Mar 24, 7 PM  |  Animation 

Fri, Mar 25, 7 PM  |  Live Action 

Sun, Apr 3, 1 PM  |  Animation 

Sun, Apr 3, 3 PM  |  Live Action 


Runtime: 97 min.
Approximate rating: R. Not recommended for children.

Robin Robin – Dan Ojari and Mikey Please, UK, 32 min.

Boxballet – Anton Dyakov, Russia, 15 min.

Affairs of the Art – Joanna Quinn and Les Mills, UK/Canada, 16 min. 

Bestia – Hugo Covarrubias and Tevo Díaz, Chile, 15 min. 

Winner The Windshield Wiper – Alberto Mielgo and Leo Sanchez, USA/Spain, 14 min.


Runtime: 125 minutes
Approximate rating: R (adult themes, violence and language)

On My Mind – Martin Strange-Hansen and Kim Magnusson, Denmark, 18 min. 

Please Hold – K.D. Dávila and Levin Menekse, USA, 19 min. 

The Dress – Tadeusz Łysiak and Maciej Ślesicki, Poland, 30 min. 

Winner The Long Goodbye – Aneil Karia and Riz Ahmed, UK/Netherlands, 12 min. 

Ala Kachuu — Take and Run – Maria Brendle and Nadine Lüchinger, Kyrgyzstan/Switzerland, 38 min. 


Runtime: 75 minutes
Approximate rating: PG-13 (adult themes and topics)

Audible – Matt Ogens and Geoff McLean, USA, 39 min. 

When We Were Bullies – Jay Rosenblatt, USA/Germany, 36 min. 

Documentary (Program B)

Runtime: 83 minutes 
Approximate rating: PG-13 (adult themes and topics)

Three Songs for Benazir – Elizabeth Mirzaei and Gulistan Mirzaei, Afghanistan, 22 min. 

Lead Me Home – Pedro Kos and Jon Shenk, USA, 39 min. 

Winner The Queen of Basketball – Ben Proudfoot, USA, 22 min.