A tragic coming-of-age story which explores the concept of social determinism.

How to Fly a Kite - short film UNATC on CINEPUB

Directed by: Loránd Gábor
Script by: Loránd Gábor
Cast: Ionuț Mihai, Alexandru Gârjoabă, Virgil Aioanei, Dorina Măcelaru, Iulian Burciu, Alexandra Buzoianu, Tudor Buzoianu
Producer: UNATC, Ana Voicu
Cinematography by: Elena Bolintiru
Edited by: Cristian Georgescu
Sound: Matei Vasilache
Year: 2018
Category: short film
Genre: Coming-of-age
Duration: 27 minutes

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Aurel is trying to win his father’s recognition. One day while gathering firewood in the nearby forest his maturity is put to the test.


  • Cristian Nemescu Directing Award at CineMAiubit ISFF, 2018
  • Scythian Deer Award for Best Student Short Film at Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival 2019 (Ukraine)
  • Special Prize of the Local Competition at TIFF 2019 (Romania)
  • Radu Gabrea Award for Best Student Short Film at Timișoara Central European Film Festival 2019 (Romania)
  • Best Short Film Award at RAVAC International Film Festival 2019 (Republic of Moldova)
  • Special Jury Prize at Izmir International Film Festival (Turkey)
  • Grand Prix at Poitiers Film Festival 2019 (France)
  • Special Jury Mention at Beirut Shorts 2020 (Lebanon)
  • Special Jury Mention at the Working Title Film Festival 2020 (Italy)
  • Best Balkan Film Award at Winter Apricots: Prilep International Film Festival 2020 (Macedonia)
  • in competition at The Norwegian International Film Festival 2019 (Norway)
  • in competition at Sarajevo International Film Festival 2019 (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • in official competition at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2020 (France)