Like last year`s harvest the crop was very mixed (driveby). I could have done without "That Wasn’t Me" (director: Esteban Crespo, Spain, 24 min.). The film deals with child soldiers in Africa and shows the brutality and inhumanity of their situation. I don´t need to see this brutality and a felt the 24 minutes a bit torturing.
The rest of the films are passable to good. "Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?" (Selma Vilhunen, Finland, 7 min.) shows a family who goes to an important event. The very short film is funny and hilarious. In"Just Before Losing Everything" (Xavier Legrand, France, 30 min.) we see a woman and her children who are in a hurry trying to escape something. The unsettling film deals with a too common issue and looks very realistic. "Helium" (Anders Walter, Denmark, 23 min.) is a heartwarming tale about a hospital worker who helps on a mental way a terminally ill boy.
In "The Vorrman Problem" (Mark Gill, UK, 13 min.) a psychiatrist visits a prison where he has to examine an inmate who claims to be God. This is in my eyes the perfect short film and my favorite for the Oscars.