Aubin Pictures, Inc. was formed as a not-for-profit organization in 1996 by Catherine Gund, with a mission to develop, produce, and distribute documentary films and videos that promote cultural and social awareness and strategic and sustainable social transformation. Aubin Pictures aims to produce media for wide audiences. The work covers a range of topics including: art and culture; race relations; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues; reproductive rights; HIV/AIDS; the concept of democracy; and the radical right wing. The goal is to educate and inspire dialogue on the issues and themes relevant to our times and to foster better understanding between communities.
Over the years, Aubin Pictures has produced numerous award-winning and groundbreaking films including Chavela (OutFest Grand Jury and Audience Award, Frameline Audience Award, Berlinale Panorama and Teddy nomination), Dispatches From Cleveland (Official Selection of Frameline Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, MIX Copenhagen Film Festival), Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity (Official Selection of the SXSW Film Festival, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Sheffield Doc Fest, PBS Independent Lens broadcast, Emmy nomination), What's On Your Plate? (Official Selection of the Berlin Film Festival and Seattle International Film Festival, Discovery Channel broadcast); Motherland Afghanistan (AFI Festival Official Selection; PBS broadcast); A Touch Of Greatness (Best Documentary Award, Hamptons Film Festival, Ohio Film Festival, and Denver International Film Festival; PBS broadcast; Emmy nomination); Making Grace (theatrical release); On Hostile Ground (Sundance Channel broadcast); and Hallelujah! Ron Athey: A Story Of Deliverance (Best Documentary Award, Chicago Underground Film Festival).
Before forming Aubin Pictures, Gund directed a number of short works as part of Paper Tiger Television and the ACT-UP associated collectives DIVA TV and Positive: Life With HIV for PBS. Learn more by visiting our Filmography Page.