Karel OCH

Chief Creative Officer Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Karel Och © DR

Karel Och studied law and graduated in film theory and history at Prague’s Charles University. Since 2001, he has worked for the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival as a member of the selection committee. He has programmed KVIFF’s documentary competition and curated tributes and retrospectives to Sam Peckinpah, John Huston, Michael Powell & Emerich Pressburger, Jean-Pierre Melville, Sam Fuller, Elio Petri and Otto Preminger, among others. In 2010 Och was appointed artistic director of the Karlovy Vary IFF.

Jury attendance

  • Member Un Certain Regard, 2017

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