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Robin Petré is a Danish film director and artist born and raised in Mols. Her award-winning films, which revolve around our coexistence with nature, have screened at numerous festivals around the world, including the Berlinale, Zürich Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival and True/False Film Festival. Her work blends dreamy and raw atmospheres in sensitively composed tableaus while placing the audience at eye level with the animal world.
Her feature-length debut FROM THE WILD SEA (2021) premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival with a nomination for the Berlinale Documentary Award, and received the Grand Prix at the Global Science Film Festival among other awards. The film was nominated for the Bodil Award by the Danish Film Critics Association. Her short film PULSE (2016) was awarded with the Silver Dove for An Outstanding Artistic Contribution at DOK Leipzig.

Robin Petré was as a Juror at the 2022 IDA Awards. She was selected for Berlinale Talents (2022), Nordic Film Lab (2020) and IDFAcademy (2019). She holds an MA in Documentary Film Directing from Doc Nomads (2015), the traveling film school spanning across Portugal, Hungary and Belgium.


2022 Juror, IDA Awards
Berlinale Talents
Juror; Nahal Intl. Student Short Film Festival
True/False Mentorship Program (USA)
2020 Nordic Film Lab (Scandinavia)
2019 IDFAcademy (Netherlands)
2018 Uncapitals Intl. Art Residency (Norway)
2018 Stop-Motion Animation workshop — EICTV (Cuba)
2018 Experimental Non-Fiction workshop — EICTV (Cuba)
2017 GO SHORT - New Arrivals Talent Camp (Netherlands)
2017 CINECUNTI Cinema Art Residency (Italy)
2015 HANDMADE CINEMA 16mm workshop
— Salzburg Intl. Summer Academy of Fine Arts (Austria)

Doc Nomads, Budapest/Lisbon/Brussels
2011 Ethnographic Film (exchange program)
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
2008-2012 JOURNALISM (BA)
The Danish School of Media & Journalism, Aarhus

2021 Statens Kunstfond (Danish Arts Foundation) grant
2019-2020 New Danish Screen; production funding
2018 Statens Kunstfond (Danish Arts Foundation) travel grant
2018 Danske Filminstruktører; development funding
2018 Vestdanske Filmfond; development funding
2017 The Danish Film Institute; grant
2015 Salzburg International Summer Academy grant
2014 Erasmus Mundus Scholarship
2013 Nordisk Film Fonden — Store Isbjørn
2013 Nordeafonden
2013 Overretssagfører Sigurd Jacobsens Mindelegat
2013 Knud Højgårds Fond

2011 Global Environmental Journalism scholarship