Hailing from Prag, Czech Republic, Robin Polák emigrated with his parents to Germany at an early age. After a few film set positions following college, he worked for MTV as an intern, then as a trainee. During this time, he shot several trailers, TV-formats and short films. After two years he became an editorial journalist. Soon after, he quit his MTV stint and began his work as a freelance director. In 2009 he won the Gold Young Director Award at Cannes and many international awards followed in the coming years. In 2016 he joined Czar Film Germany. 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 currently based in Berlin, working as a director and writer. His work stands for storytelling, subtle humor and a strong cast.