For the 15th consecutive year, the ICA presents the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, this time from the comfort of your own home. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! 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, April 25th.



Runtime: 99 minutes 
Approximate rating: PG-13 (heavy themes, recommended for children 12 and up) 

Burrow – Madeline Sharafian and Michael Capbarat (USA, 6 min.) 

Genius Loci – Adrien Mérigeau and Amaury Ovise (France, 16 min.) 

Opera – Erick Oh (USA, 9 min.) 

If Anything Happens I Love You – Will McCormack and Michael Govier (USA, 12 min.) — Winner!

Yes-People – Gísli Darri Halldórsson and Arnar Gunnarsson (Iceland, 8 min.) 

Additional films from the AMPAS shortlist: 

Kapaemahu (USA, 8 min.) 

The Snail and the Whale (UK/Germany, 26 min.) 

To Gerard (USA, 7 min.) 

Live Action

Runtime: 130 minutes 
Approximate rating: R (language, adult themes) 

The Present – Farah Nabulsi (Palestine, 25 min.) 

Feeling Through – Doug Roland and Susan Ruzenski (USA, 19 min.) 

Two Distant Strangers – Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe (USA, 25 min.) — Winner!

White Eye – Tomer Shushan and Shira Hochman (Israel, 21 min.) 

The Letter Room – Elvira Lind and Sofia Sondervan (USA, 33 min.) 


Runtime: 136 minutes 
Approximate rating: R (heavy subject matter) 

A Love Song for Latasha – Sophia Nahli Allison and Janice Duncan (USA, 18 min.) 

Do Not Split – Anders Hammer and Charlotte Cook (USA/Norway, 36 min.) 

Hunger Ward – Skye Fitzgerald and Michael Scheuerman (USA, 40 min.) 

Colette – Anthony Giacchino and Alice Doyard (France/Germany/USA, 24 min.) — Winner!

A Concerto Is a Conversation – Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers (USA, 13 min.)