Shane Lim (林昱光, b. 1993) is a multidisciplinary artist, writer and director. He holds an MA in Directing Fiction from the National Film and Television School.
In 2014, his short film debut, November, premiered at the Singapore International Film Festival and was later nominated for the Golden Reel for best short film at the Academy Award-qualifying Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. In 2019, November was added to the Asian Short Film Collection at the University of Toronto’s Missisauga Library.

His social media short film trilogy experiments with the form, and reflects on the impact of social media in the lives of young people. Vessel premiered on Vimeo's ‘Staff Picks’, #L4L screened at Filmfest-Dresden, and Into the Ripple was nominated for best student film at the Birmingham Film Festival.

His latest short film, Dawn, screened at the SciFi Film Festival, Shockfest Film Festival, Boston Science Fiction Film Festival, and the Philip K. Dick Film Festival.

He is currently working on a photography project titled the future is hyperreal, which received an Honorable Mention in the Conceptual Category at the Minimalist Photography Awards 2021, and featured in Der Greif’s Guest Room: Willy Ndatira & Jack Stuart Mills, PhMuseum’s: Story of the Week, and ZERO.NINE magazine’s Top 10 Photo Stories of the Year in 2023.

He writes fiction, poetry and essays in his spare time. An avid drummer, guitarist and techno head, he is always on the lookout to collaborate with musicians.


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