Sébastien Aubert

Sébastien Aubert

Founder, CEO at Adastra Films
Cannes, France

About me

Sebastien Aubert cofounded Adastra Films in 2008 in Cannes, France, at the age of 24. He has produced 11 international short films which have gathered over 400 festival selections and 60 awards worldwide, including the most selective events such as Sundance (4 films selected) or Clermont-Ferrand. In 2014 his first feature film "Brides”, coproduced with Georgia, won an Audience Award at the Berlinale in the Panorama Section and has been selected at Tribeca, Busan and BFI London. The same year, Sebastien received the Best Young Producer award by France Televisions. During the 68th Cannes Film Festival, SCREEN puts him on the list of the “future leaders in film production”. In 2015 Sebastien is among the “top 100 emerging Managers of France” by the French business magazine Le Journal des Entreprises.


Films 06
June 2012 - Present (8 years 3 months)
- 360 videos (Virtual Reality), including virtual visits
- Team building cinema / management of events around the topic of cinema.
- Lip dubs
- Production of commercials

Founder, CEO
Adastra Films
September 2007 - Present (13 years)
1) Film production (cinema)
2) Film sales and promotion (short films)
3) Innovative contents : virtual reality and interactive films (short films, music videos)

Catalogue (some titles only) :

- "Brides" (Georgia, France) : audience award at Berlinale 2014 (Panorama section), special Jury Prize at Sarajevo Film Festival, selected at Tribeca, Busan, BFI London...
- "Deux Inconnus" (France, USA) : qualified for Oscars 2012, selected at Sundance, Rotterdam and Clermont-Ferrand, broadcasted on France 2, SVT, RTS,...
- "Jeune fille 5 étoiles", music video in Virtual Reality by JB Dunckel (AIR)
- "Black Mulberry" (Georgia, France) : Sundance 2014, Palm Springs, Short shorts Tokyo, Uppsala, Brest, Villeurbanne, broadcasted on France 3, Pacific Voice (Japan)...
- "Social Butterfly" (USA, France) : Sundance 2013, SXSW, Vila do Conde, broadcasted on France 2
- "Frozen Stories" (Poland) : Sundance 2012, Clermont-Ferrand, Locarno...
- "Penny Dreadful" (USA) : Clermont-Ferrand 2013, broadcasted on France 2, won the SNCF Polar prize
- "Cigarette Candy" (USA) : qualified for Oscars 2011, best film in SXSW, Palm Springs. Broadcasted on France 2.
- "Aprilis Suskhi" (Georgia) : Special Mention of the Jury in Clermont Ferrand, selected in Toronto, broadcasted on France 3, YLE...
- "La Révélation" (France) : selected in Fantasia Montreal, Austin, Lund, broadcasted on Canal +

To know more about our projets or catalogue, please go on www.adastra-films.com
Media Deals
January 2012 - 2014 (2 years)
Developing a network of French Business Angels interested in the content industry
2010 - 2013 (3 years)
- Development of a training for transmedia producers : "Closing the gap" ; writing of the applications for MEDIA (applications accepted for 2011 and 2012) ; tutor in Finance; administrator of the project
- Development of the 1st European Market for 3D-stereo contents : "3D Film Mart" in Liege (Belgium); writing of the application for MEDIA (application accepted) ; sourcing of projects
Sponsoring Manager
VCU French Film Festival, Richmond (USA)
August 2006 - April 2007 (8 months)
- Set up of sponsorship packages, rates and of a major database with French and American potential sponsor contacts.
- Found new sponsors, advertisers and broadcasters (CNN, EuroNews,…) for the Festival’s coverage.
Marketing Director Assistant
July 2004 - December 2004 (5 months)
- Prepared presentations to convince clients and agencies to invest on EuroNews.
- Used in-house software to find key audience information.
- Followed competition and analyse European advertising market.
- Made different reports (EuroNews distribution in hotels; analysis of the ASTRA, HOTBIRD and other satellites coverage in Europe; revision of the PETV report).
Flame Artist
Boulogne-Billancourt, France


Master of Science in Management - Management and Marketing for cultural projects

2003 - 2008 (5 years)

2004 (1 year)

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