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Janine Jackowski

Janine Jackowski




Decision Maker 2017
Decision Maker 2015


Janine Jackowski studied Production and Media Studies at Munich's University of Television and Film. In 2000, she founded Komplizen Film with director Maren Ade and produced THE FOREST FOR THE TREES in 2003. Ade's graduation film was nominated for the German Film Prize and won a Special Jury Award at Sundance. In 2009, she produced Maren Ade's second feature EVERYONE ELSE which won two Silver Bears at the 2009 Berlinale. The film TABU by Miguel Gomes, a co-production, had its premiere in competition at the 62. Berlinale 2012, followed by the trilogy ARABIAN NIGHTS at the Quinzaine in 2015. Janine produced Maren Ade´s third film TONI ERDMANN, which premiered in the Cannes competition and was nominated for the Oscar, the Golden Globe, the BAFTA, winning five European Film Awards amongst many others. She is a member of the ACE network as well as the German and the European Film Academy.

company profile

Komplizen Film was founded in 2000 by Janine Jackowski and Maren Ade while they were studying at the Munich Academy for Film and Television. In 2010 Jonas Dornbach, who had previously worked as a line producer for "Everyone Else", joined them as a producer.

The main focus of Komplizen Film is to develop art house films and international co-productions and to endorse German directors and help them establish a standing in Germany as well as on a European level.