Early Bird 2013 Grand Award

In the Fishbowl

by Tudor Cristian Jurgiu
Caragiale Academy of Theatrical Arts and Cinematography, Bucharest, Romania


George and Cristina are trying to break up but despite their efforts and violent fights something keeps them together.

Director's biography

Tudor Cristian Jurgiu was born in 1984 in Medias, Romania. He directed four short films while in school. One of them, Oli’s Wedding, produced by Libra Film was selected in many festivals and received the Best short fiction award in Leeds in 2009, the Best short film in the Gopo Awards ( Romanina film industry awards) and special mention in Signe de nuit – Paris.

In 2013 he finished his graduation film In the Fishbowl which won the third prize in the Cindefondation - Festival de Cannes and also the Best short at the festival in Zagreb.


Written and directed by Tudor Cristian Jurgiu
Cinematography: Adrian Grigorescu
Editing: Dragos Apetri


Original title: În acvariu
Running time: 21'
Film type: Fiction
Country: Romania
Completion date: 2013