ROBIN POLAK

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ROBIN POLAK

Robin Polák was born in Prag, Czech Republic. He emigrated with his parents to Germany in the early 80’s. After matriculation he worked as a runner on a German film set. Thereafter he became a boom operator in Studio Babelsberg. In 2000 Robin began an internship at MTV and continued as a trainee. During this time he shot several trailer,s TV-formats and short films. After two years he became an editorial journalist and started to work as a freelance director. In 2009 he won the Young Director Award followed by several international awards. His latest short film Speechless has been extremely successful on the festival route, picking up “Best of Fest” at the St. Louis International Film Festival and the coveted Crystal Punt Audience Award at Cambridge Film Festival. Robin is based in Berlin and works as a director and writer. He is best known for storytelling, subtle humor and a strong cast.