For the 17th consecutive year, the ICA presents the Oscar-nominated live-action, animated, and documentary shorts you always wish you’d seen come Oscar night. Don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts, a perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 10. 

Please note: the approximate rating for the Animation and Live Action shorts is R.

Schedule of Screenings

  • Fri, Feb 16, 7pm | Animation
  • Sat, Feb 17, 12:30 PM | Animation
  • Sat, Feb 17, 3 PM | Live Action
  • Sun, Feb 18, 12:30 PM | Animation
  • Sun, Feb 18, 3:00 PM | Live Action
  • Thu, Feb 22, 7 PM | Live Action
  • Fri, Feb 23, 7 PM | Animation
  • Sun, Feb 25, 12:30 PM | Documentary A
  • Sun, Feb 25, 3:00 PM | Documentary B
  • Thu, Feb 29, 7 PM | Live Action
  • Sat, Mar 9, 12:30 PM | Animation
  • Sat, Mar 9, 3:00 PM | Live Action

Animated Shorts

Running Time: 80 minutes
Approximate rating: PG-13/R for heavy subject matter and violence. Not recommended for children under 13. 

Our Uniform Yegane Moghaddam, 7 min., Iran (in Farsi) 

Letter to a Pig Tal Kantor and Amit R. Gicelter, 17 min., France/Israel (in Hebrew) 

Pachyderm Stéphanie Clément and Marc Rius, 11 min., USA (in English) 

Ninety-Five Senses Jerusha Hess and Jared Hess, 13 min., USA (in English) 

War is Over! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko Dave Mullins and Brad Booker, 11 min., USA
Additional films
Wild Summons Karni Arieli and Saul Freed, 14 min., UK (in English, narrated by Marianne Faithfull) 

I’m Hip John Musker, 4 min., USA 

Live Action Shorts

Running Time: 140 minutes
Approximate rating: R for heavy subject matter including murder, sexual abuse, abortion, and suicide. 

The After Misan Harriman and Nicky Bentham, 18 min., UK (in English) 

Red, White and Blue Nazrin Choudhury and Sara McFarlane, 23 min., USA (in English) 

Knight of Fortune Lasse Lyskjær Noer and Christian Norlyk, 25 min., Denmark (in Swedish/Danish) 

Invincible Vincent René-Lortie and Samuel Caron, 29 min., Canada (in French) 

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar Wes Anderson and Steven Rales, 40 min., US/UK (in English) 


Documentary A

Runtime: 72 minutes
Approximate rating: PG

Nǎi Nai and Wài PóSean Wang and Sam Davis, 17 min., USA (in Mandarin)

The Barber of Little RockJohn Hoffman and Christine Turner, 35 min., USA (in English) 

Island In BetweenS. Leo Chiang and Jean Tsien, 20 min., Taiwan (in English/Mandarin)

Documentary B

Runtime: 66 minutes
Approximate rating: PG

The ABC’s of Book Banning – Sheila Nevins and Trish Adlesic, 27 min., USA (in English) 

The Last Repair ShopBen Proudfoot and Kris Bowers, 39 min., USA (in English


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