TorinoFilmLab - Training, development, Funding

Michael Koch

Michael Koch


Scriptwriter, Film Director


ScriptLab - projects Participant 2018


Born in 1982 in Lucerne, Switzerland. From 2003 to 2008 he studied at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. His short films have been screened worldwide at over 100 international film festivals and won several prizes, including the Prix Canal+ Award at Clermont-Ferrand. For his graduation film project “Polar” Koch received a Special Mention at the Berlinale 2009 and won the German Short Film Award as well as the German Kamerapreis 2009. He directed two plays for the theater Kaserne Basel and later developed his feature film debut “Marija“. The film premiered in competition at the Locarno Film Festival, won numerous international prizes and was nominated for the Swiss Film Prize 2017.