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. A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 12th.

Please note that not all films are recommended for younger audiences.

Schedule of Screenings 

Fri, Feb 17, 7 PM  |  Animation 

Sat, Feb 18, 12:30 PM | Animation 

Sat, Feb 18, 3 PM | Live Action 

Sun, Feb. 19, 12:30 PM | Animation 

Sun, Feb 19, 3 PM | Live Action 

Thurs, Feb 23, 7 PM | Live Action 

Sun, Feb 26, 12:30  |  Documentary A 

Sun, Feb. 26, 3 PM  |  Documentary B 

Thurs, Mar 2, 7 PM  |  Animation 

Sun, Mar 5, 12:30 PM  |  Animation 

Sun, Mar 5, 3pm  |  Live Action 


Runtime: 95 min. 

An Ostrich Told Me the World is Fake and I Think I Believe It – Lachlan Pendragon, Australia, 12 min. 

The Flying Sailor – Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby, Canada, 8 min. 

Ice Merchants – João Gonzalez and Bruno Caetano, Portugal/France/UK, 15 min. 

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse – Charlie Mackesy and Matthew Freud, UK, 33 min. 

My Year of Dicks – Sara Gunnarsdóttir and Pamela Ribon, USA, 26 min. 

Approximate rating: PG-13/R. Four of the films are suitable for kids 10 and up, but the final film, My Year of Dicks, is for adult audiences only. There will be a short break before final film to allow any audience members to exit, if they choose. 


Runtime: 110 minutes 

Ivalu – Anders Walter and Rebecca Pruzan, Denmark, 17 min. 

Night Ride – Eirik Tveiten and Gaute Lid Larssen, Norway, 16 min. 

Le Pupille – Alice Rohrwacher, Italy, 39 min. 

The Red Suitcase – Cyrus Neshvad, Luxembourg, 18 min. 

An Irish Goodbye – Tom Berkeley and Ross White, UK, 23 min. 

Approximate rating: PG-13 (adult themes) 


Runtime: 69 minutes

How Do You Measure a Year? – Jay Rosenblatt, USA, 29 min. 

The Elephant Whisperers – Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga, India, 40 min. 

Approximate rating: PG-13/R (adult themes) 


Runtime: 94 minutes

Stranger at the Gate – Joshua Seftel and Conall Jones, USA, 29 min. 

Haulout – Evgenia Arbugaeva and Maxim Arbugaev, UK, 25 min. 

The Martha Mitchell Effect – Anne Alvergue and Beth Levison, USA, 40 min. 

Approximate rating: PG-13/R (adult themes) 


  • Accessible and companion seating can be selected when purchasing tickets online, or at the Box Office at 617-478-3103 or
  • Assistive listening devices are available for all theater programs at the theater entrance.
  • A link to live captioning will be shared by the day of the event and will be available in the theater.
  • ASL interpretation is available by advance request; please contact the Box Office at 617-478-3103 or to make a request.

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