Awards




Winner of the Oscar-qualifying GRAND PRIX HCA AWARD at the
43RD ODENSE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
which puts 'Detainment' on the longlist for the ACADEMY AWARDS

"We, the jury, had a hard time sitting through the entire duration of this film. It features some extremely clever and at the same time heartbreaking performances from two very young actors. Rarely does one come across a film with an impact such as this one. A look into the unfathomable darkness within us all. A tale of how we all long to be forgiven, long to be loved, no matter how heinous a crime we might have committed."



  

Winner of both the SPECIAL JURY PRIZE and the GOLD SCREEN AWARD
and an unprecednted standing ovation at the
YOUNG DIRECTOR AWARDS, CANNES
an event that takes place in Cannes during The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

"A perfect example of what an incredible filmmaker can do with a powerful subject."





Winner of The Don Quixote Award at the
58TH KRAKOW FILM FILM FESTIVAL

"A well-known crime story we have read about for 25 years. The brutal murder of a baby boy affects us all, and this film was emotionally stressing to watch. Based on the original tapes from the police questioning, and without showing any graphic details, the horror of the crime hits you like a sledgehammer. The audience is like a fly on the wall when the truth is revealed. Despite the awful crime, we feel the director has managed to bring humanity into the portrait of the young killers, which were brilliantly played by Ely Solan and Leon Hughes. It is a heartbreaking story and it has changed the life of so many people in a very sad way."



  

Winner of a RISING STAR AWARD from
IRISH SCREEN AMERICA 2018



     

Winner of BEST OVERALL SHORT FILM, BEST DIRECTOR
and BEST ACTOR for both Ely Solan and Leon Hughes at
THE RICHARD HARRIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018





Winner of BEST FOREIGN SHORT FILM at the
WINCHESTER FILM FESTIVAL 2018





Winner of BEST IRISH SHORT FILM at the
KERRY FILM FESTIVAL 2018



  

Winner of BEST DIRECTOR and BEST ACTOR for Ely Solan at the
WEXFORD FILM FESTIVAL 2018





SPECIAL MENTION OF THE JURY at the
33RD ALPINALE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

"Vincent Lambe's unsettling movie is trying to come to terms with an event that shocked the world. Especially noteworthy is the director's achievement to guide his brilliant pre-teen cast. We're convinced that this is not the last we've heard of this talented director."





SPECIAL MENTION OF THE JURY at the
30TH GALWAY FILM FLEADH




OFFICIAL SELECTION


CLERMONT-FERRAND INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Official Selection


Clermont-Ferrand, France
1st - 9th February 2018

58th KRAKOW FILM FESTIVAL
Winner - Don Quixote Award


Krakow, Poland
27 May - 3 June 2018

YOUNG DIRECTOR AWARD, CANNES
Winner - Special Jury Prize & Gold Screen Award


Cannes, France
21 June 2018

LIFEART FILM FESTIVAL
Official Selection


Athens, Greece
19-20 June 2018

30th GALWAY FILM FLEADH
Special Mention of the Jury


Galway, Ireland
10-15 July 2018

WEXFORD FILM FESTIVAL
Winner - Best Director & Best Actor


Wexford, Ireland
3-5 August 2018

33rd ALPINALE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Special Mention of the Jury


Nenzing, Austria
7-11 August 2018

DOKUFEST
Official Selection


Prizren, Kosovo
3-11 August 2018

ODENSE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Winner - Grand Prix HCA Award (Oscar qualifying award)


Odense, Denmark
27 August - 2 September 2018

IRISH SCREEN AMERICA
(NEW YORK)

Winner: Rising Talent Award


New York, USA
Sat, 20th October 2018

KERRY FILM FESTIVAL
Winner: Best Irish Short


Kilarney, Ireland
Sat, 20th October 2018 @ 5:30PM

RICHARD HARRIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Winner: Best Overall Short Film, Best Director & Best Actor


Limerick, Ireland
Fri, 26th October 2018 @ 8:00PM

IRISH SCREEN AMERICA
(LOS ANGELES)

Winner: Rising Talent Award


Los Angeles, USA
Sat, 27th October 2018

TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Official Selection


Tirana, Albania
2nd - 9th November 2018

WINCHESTER FILM FESTIVAL
Winner: Best Foreign Short Film


Winchester, United Kingdom
Friday, 9th November 2018

FOYLE FILM FESTIVAL
Official Selection


Derry, Northern Ireland
16th - 25th November 2018

LEUVEN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Official Selection


Leuven, Belgium
1st - 8th December 2018

20TH LANDSHUTER SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Landshut, Germany
Mar 20 - Mar 25, 2019



DINGLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Dingle, Kerry, Ireland
March 22, 2019



15TH AKBANK SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Istanbul, Turkey
March 22, 2019



GO SHORT INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
April 6, 2019



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MARKETS


71st CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
Short Film Corner


Cannes, France
14-19 May 2018

58th KRAKOW FILM FESTIVAL
Winner - Don Quixote Award


Krakow, Poland
27 May - 3 June 2018

24th INTERNATIONAL PALM SPRINGS SHORT FILM MARKET
ShortFest Film Market


Palm Springs, California, USA
19-25 June 2018

CLERMONT-FERRAND INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Official Selection


Clermont-Ferrand, France
1st - 9th February 2018

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