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YDA CHATS Episode 1: Vincent Lambe

We present… YDA CHATS
The Jury Chairman for YDA 2020, Karim Bartoletti, chats to past winners about their experience of winning a Young Director Award, their career since and the role of YDA in supporting emerging talent.

This week… VINCENT LAMBE

Vincent Lambe is an Oscar-nominated writer, director and producer from Ireland. He is the winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2018 YDA Ceremony where his short film ‘Detainment’ received a standing ovation and he has won awards at several international film festivals including the Odense International Film Festival, the Krakow Film Festival, an Emerging Directors Award and a Rising Star Award from Irish Screen America.

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.

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