Niashtat, born 1986 in Buenos Aires, studied film at the Buenos Aires University and completed his education at the prestigious Le Fresnoy in France. Following his studies, Niashtat began directing short films. His film The Game (20 min, 2010) took part in the Cannes Film Festival`s short film corner (the Cinefondation) and marked Niashtat as a
promising director.

Another short film written and directed by Niashtat, History of Evil (16 min, 2011) deals with Argentina`s dark past by means of archive footage and interviews with the actors. The film was presented at the Rotterdam Film Festival, where it received significant attention. His first full length feature film, History of Fear (79 min, 2014) participated in the Berlin Film Festival`s official competition. Later it was also screened in New York and many other festivals.

In his latest feature film, El Moviemento (67 min, 2005) presented at the MoMA, Niashtat recounts the violent, revolutionary rhetoric, which anchored the world view of the founding fathers of his country in the nineteen hundreds. This film is an allegory for contemporary Argentina and was featured in the prestigious Locarno Film Festival premier in 2015.