Short Film Showcase

FEBRUARY 23, 2023 | 7pm - MARCH 8, 2023 | MIDNIGHT


Join FILM at LACMA for a Academy Award-Nominated Short Film Showcase featuring a selection of highly-acclaimed, compelling short films. Each film is explored further through exclusive filmmaker conversations.

1. Le Pupille

From writer and director, Alice Rohrwacher, and Academy Award® winning producer, Alfonso Cuarón, “Le Pupille” is a tale of innocence, greed and fantasy. This live action short is about desires, pure and selfish, about freedom and devotion, and about the anarchy that is capable of flowering in the minds of girls within the confines of a strict religious boarding school at Christmas. Followed by a conversation with director Alice Rohrwacher and producer Alfonso Cuarón.

2. How Do You Measure A Year?

From the time she was two-years-old and until she turned 18, they had a ritual: Dad asked (and filmed), and Ella answered. What do you dream about? What scares you? What do you think about our relationship? This is a little story about growing up and the love between father and daughter. Followed by a conversation with director Jay Rosenblatt.

3. Ice Merchants

Every day, a father and his son jump with a parachute from their vertiginous cold house, attached to a cliff, to go to the village on the ground, far away where they sell the ice they produce daily. Followed by a conversation with director João Gonzalez and producer Bruno Caetano.

4. The Flying Sailor

Two ships collide in a harbour, an explosion shatters a city, and a sailor is blasted skyward. With ears ringing, blood pulsing and guts heaving, he soars high above the mayhem and towards the great unknown. A bold blend of comedy, suspense and philosophy, The Flying Sailor is an exhilarating contemplation of the wonder and fragility of existence. Followed by a conversation with directors Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby.

5. My Year of Dicks

Hilarious and genre-mashing, an imaginative fifteen year-old is stubbornly determined to lose her virginity despite the pathetic pickings in the outskirts of Houston in the early 90’s. This charming, animated, retro-romantic-comedy pulls no punches with its female-forward look at sexual awakening. Created by Pamela Ribon from her critically-acclaimed memoir Notes to Boys (and Other Things I Shouldn’t Share in Public)." Followed by a conversation with director Sara Gunnarsdóttir and creator/writer Pamela Ribon.

6. The Boy, The Mole, The Fox, and The Horse

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse is a story of kindness, courage, and hope in traditional hand-drawn animation, following the unlikely friendship of the title characters as they journey in search of the boy’s home. Based on the book of the same name. Followed by a conversation with directors Charlie Mackesy and Peter Baynton, producer Cara Speller.

7. The Martha Mitchell Effect

This documentary profiles the Cabinet wife who spoke out during Watergate — and the Nixon administration's campaign to gaslight her into silence. Followed by a conversation with directors Debra McClutchy, Anne Alvergue.

8. The Elephant Whisperers

The Elephant Whisperers follows an indigenous couple as they fall in love with Raghu, an orphaned elephant given into their care, and tirelessly work to ensure his recovery & survival. The film highlights the beauty of the wild spaces in South India and the people and animals who share this space. Followed by a conversation with director Kartiki Gonsalves.