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Trim Lamba is a British Indian writer-director based in London, UK. His first short 'CRACKED SCREEN’  released in 2017 to various honours and global press; including selection for the 27th New Directors Showcase in Cannes Lions; featuring to millions of users on the Snapchat Discover platform; long-listing for a BIFA Best British Short; and winning multiple 'Best Short' prizes worldwide.


In 2019, 'CRACKED SCREEN' was acquired for preservation in the BFI National Archive, deemed culturally significant to British filmmaking. His second short 'BROKEN NEWS' premiered at the 63rd BFI London Film Festival.  

Alongside developing work for film and TV, Trim has directed interactive drama for the BBC and was commissioned by Saatchi and Saatchi to direct the opening film for the 29th New Directors Showcase in Cannes collaborating with leaders at Facebook, Google and Twitter. Trim holds BA and Masters degrees in English Literature from University of Oxford and Royal Holloway, University of London. He is represented by Roxana Adle at Independent Talent Group in the UK. 


VICE: "Like a ‘Black Mirror’ Episode Directed by David Lynch"

Dazed & Confused:  "Hugely affecting. An astonishing performance."

Mashable Interview: " This dark short film is told entirely through Snapchat"

Short of the Week: "Genius. Horrifying and Vital" 

Ad-Week: "The 5 Most Stunning Short Films From Saatchi & Saatchi’s Cannes"

Directors Notes Interview "Trim Lamba Delivers A Horrifying Tale"

Campaign Live: "Trim Lamba’s film draws the audience in via a direct lens"

Cherwell: " The most memorable film undoubtedly. Everyone was frozen.." 

BiguMigu: "This short film is effective enough to freeze your blood..."

Business Insider: "Cannes Lions: Meet the new ad directors of the world"

Saatchi & Saatchi: "Bringing us back to reality with a bang, Trim Lamba’.."


Winner of Best British Short at Danny Boyle's Shuffle Film Festival 2017

Winner of Best Experimental Short of the Year at Short of the Week Awards 2018

Winner of Best Short at MoMo Film Festival Zurich x Samsung 2018

Cannes Lions: The 27th Saatchi and Saatchi 2017 New Directors Showcase

'Best Moments of Snapchat 2017' on Snapchat Discovery 

LSFF 2018 Industry Panel Feature: "Filmmakers Changing The Game"

Longlist Best British Short at the British Independent Film Awards 2017

Cannes Lions: The 29th Saatchi and Saatchi New Creators Showcase 2019

Official Selection 63rd BFI London Film Festival 2019

The BFI National Archive: Permanent Preservation 2019

Short of the Week 2017, Best Short of the Month 2017, Vimeo Staff Pick 2017


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