Colm Quinn ’s The Discreet Charms of the Refugee won this year’s Minicinefest Golden Triangle award at the Ranelagh Arts Festival. Judges for the event were film critic Michael Dwyer, and filmmakers Lenny Abrahamson and Conor Horgan.
The short tells the story of an African-Irish man auditioning for a role in a Civil War drama set in a fictional African nation. It was produced as part of the Garage Studio at the 2007 Berlinale Talent Campus.
Upcoming screenings for the film include the Encounters Short Film Festival in Bristol and the 32nd Sao Paolo International Film Festival. It has already received special mentions at Cork, Waterford and Chicago-Irish film festivals.