Artistic Director Karlovy Vary IFF

(Czech Republic)



KVIFF’s artistic director Karel Och (b. 1974) graduated in film history and theory at Prague’s Charles University. He has worked for the Karlovy Vary IFF as a member of the selection committee since 2001, also in charge of the documentary program and the tributes & retrospectives. In 2010 Och was appointed 

festival´s artistic director. He is a member of the European Film Academy and since 2014 he has been working as a tutor of the Venice Days jury as well as the member of the commission at the Netherlands Film Fund supporting the development of projects in the international context.