YDA JURY 2020: Vincent Lambe
His film received an Oscar nomination for Best Live Action Short Film at the 91st Academy Awards in 2019, sparking a major controversy which was reported around the world as it is based on interview transcripts from the infamous James Bulger case which continues to divide public opinion in the United Kingdom. It received widespread acclaim from renowned critics and experts connected to the case, leading to a public debate on the circumstances in which the crime occurred and a wider debate regarding the right to tell true stories.
Vincent is a graduate of the National Film School of Ireland and has worked with a wide range of production companies and broadcasters. He has also worked in casting and as an agent for actors. He has served on the jury for several international film festivals and screenplay competitions. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.) and a voting member for the Academy Awards. He is represented as a director by Paradigm in Los Angeles.