Robin AubertDirector | Screenwriter

Biography

Robin Aubert is a writer, filmmaker and actor. From 1997 to 1998, he has been part of the weekly filmmaking competition La Course Destination-Monde (Radio-Canada/CBC) where he won the Audience Award and the SODEC Prize as he finished in second place.

His short Lila has competed at the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival and won the Quebec Critics Association Award for best Narrative Short in 2001. His feature debut, the arthouse horror St. Martyrs of the Damned, played TIFF in 2005, then garnered the Best Director Award at Fantasporto Fest (Portugal) and the Audience Award at the CinEnygma Festival in Luxemburg. The film has been sold to Germany, Austria, Spain, Japan, Brazil and the Netherlands.

In 2009, he directed Train to Nowhere, an unscripted, experimental independent feature shot in India with a film crew of three – including the lead actor. The film premiered at the Fantasia Film Festival and won the Gilles-Carle Award for Best first or second feature at the Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois.

The next year, social drama À l’origine d’un cri (Crying Out) won raving reviews at TIFF and has been screened in Busan, Valladolid, Mannheim-Heidelberg, Seattle, Boston, Mons, Paris, Nîmes, Portland and Barcelona.

Aubert went back to his independent roots with Tuktuq, a feature shot in Nunavit with limited crew and gear, which won the Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue Ecumenical Award in 2016.

Les Affamés is his 5th feature film.