The Slovak director Ivan Ostrochovský, born in 1972 in Zilina, directed his first feature documentary Velvet Terrorists in 2013. It premiered at the Berlinale in 2014, where it won the Tagesspiegel Readers’ Award. Ivan’s feature debut Koza celebrated its world premiere at the Berlinale in 2015. It was shortlisted for the 2015 European Film Awards and was the Slovak Oscar Entry for 2016. Servants was presented in a World Premiere at the new Berlinale competition section ‘Encounters’ in February 2020. He is also a co-owner and producer at sentimentalfilm and Punkchart Films.