The tricky balloon

One of the most appreciated titles of the past years becomes a new entry in the Cinepub student short films collection. A comedy which managed to create its own smooth path in a series of international festivals, being awarded in many of them.


Director: Mihai Ghiță
Scriptwriter: Simona Sava
Cast: Dragoș Barnea, Andreea Bibiri, Radu Romaniuc, Nuami Dinescu
Produced by: Simona Sava
Director of Photography: Andrei Oană
Editing & Sound: Vasile Petrovschi
Category: short movie
Genre: comedy
Year: 2014
Duration: 15 minutes
Subtitles: English

38,105 – Cinepub viewers


Sorin has a great passion for dinosaurs. He is only 8 years old, so when he accidentally finds an unknown object in his parents’ bedroom, he doesn’t feel puzzled, but playful. The questions arise only when the schoolmistress urges his parents to come to school.

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The young director, MIhai Ghiță, had various bets to win when accepting the challenge which came together with the script. A well written comedy and a child protagonist, surrounded, at one point, of an entire group of children – his classmates. The result is as funny as bright, in terms of structure and shooting.

An online short movie meant to introduce to the viewer a promising new generation of Romanian filmmakers. The experience of watching a student film brings new and new discoveries, whose career path it can be then followed either in film festivals, cinema or online, with the help of Cinepub.


  • CineMAiubit International Student Film Festival, Bucharest 2014
  • Cluj Shorts International Film Festival, Cluj 2015
  • DaKINO International Film Festival, Bucharest 2015
  • Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival, Babelsberg Potsdam, Germany 2015
  • Golden Apricot, Yerevan International Film Festival, Armenia, 2015
  • Arouca Film Festival, Portugal, 2015
  • Golden Diana Awards, Int. Filmfestival – Klopeiner See, Austria 2015
  • Comedy Cluj IFF, Cluj 2015
  • Hyperion StudFest, Bucharest 2015
  • New Wave International Student Fest, Bulgaria 2016
  • Chennai International Short Film Festival, India 2016
  • Friss Hus International Film Festival, Hungary 2016


  • Best Comedy – Sedicicorto IFF, Forli, Italy 2015
  • Best Script – Filmul de Piatră Festival, Piatra Neamț, Romania, 2015
  • Best Short Film – 3fest IFF, Pitești, Romania, 2015
  • Best Actress – Nuami Dinescu – 3fest IFF, Pitești, Romania, 2015
  • Honorable Mention – CanadaShorts 2015