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2014 Academy Awards: Nominees for Best Live Action Short Film

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Helium (dirs. Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson, Denmark/Danish, 23 min.) – A dying boy finds comfort in the hospital janitor's tales of a magical land called Helium.

The Voorman Problem (dir. Mark Gill and Baldwin Li, UK/English, 13 min.) – A psychiatrist (Martin Freeman, The Hobbit) is called to a penitentiary to examine an inmate named Voorman (Tom Hollander), who claims to be a god.

Avant que de tout perdre (Just Before Losing Everything) (dir. Xavier Legrand and Alexandre Gavras, France/French, 30 min.) – A woman runs away from her abusive husband and takes refuge with her children in the local supermarket where she works.

Aquel no era yo (That Wasn't Me) (dir. Esteban Crespo, Spain/Spanish, 24 min.) – A Spanish aid worker has a harrowing encounter with an African child soldier.

Do I Have to Take Care of Everything? (dir. Selma Vilhunen and Kirsikka Saari, Finland/Finnish, 7 min.) – A Saturday morning turns into comic chaos as a harried mother frantically tries to get her family ready to leave the house for a wedding.