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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 (British Independent Film Awards) 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 with 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 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 NDS at Cannes"

Directors Notes Interview "Trim Lamba Delivers A Horrifying Tale"

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

Cherwell: " The most memorable film undoubtedly. Everyone in the audience was frozen and silent..." 

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’s thought-provoking piece"


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

The BFI National Archive

Short of the Week

Best Short of the Month

Vimeo Staff Pick

'Best Moments of Snapchat 2017' on Snaphat Discovery [Via 'Sweet']

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