27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Carlo Umberto Chatrian
Since 2019 Carlo Chatrian is the Artistic Director of the Berlin International Film Festival. Born in 1971, Carlo Chatrian studied literature and philosophy and also holds a degree in film studies, with a thesis on the films of Jacques Rivette. While at university, he started attending film festivals as a natural counterpoint to his studies, and soon after began programming for the Alba Film Festival, followed by the Festival dei Popoli and Visions du Réel. In 2003 he began working for the Locarno Film Festival where he curated retrospectives on Japanese animation, Ernst Lubitsch, Vincente Minnelli and Otto Preminger. Between 2013 and 2018, Chatrian was Artistic Director of Locarno where he enjoyed programming popular films for the 8,000 viewers in the Piazza Grande as well as auteur films for an even more cinephile audience.