Ivan Ostrochovský is a Slovak director born in 1972 in Žilina. After several documentary shorts and series, Ivan directed his feature documentary debut Velvet Terrorists (2013) which premiered at Berlinale 2014, where it won the Tagesspiegel Readers' Award. Ivan's feature debut Koza (2015) celebrated its world premiere at Berlinale 2015. It was selected by the festival director to be a nominee for the Best First Feature Award. It was also shortlisted for the 2015 European Film Awards and was the Slovak Oscar Entry for 2016. Ivan is also the co-writer of Censor, the latest project by Peter Kerekeš which was presented in the Works in Progress sections of Karlovy Vary IFF and Odessa IFF, winning awards for best project at both festivals. His latest film Servants (2020) was presented in a world premiere at the brand-new Berlinale competition section Encounters. He is also a co-owner and producer at sentimentalfilm and Punkchart films.