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Jani Thiltges

Jani Thiltges

Luxembourg

Production

TFL

Decision Maker 2017
Decision Maker 2014
FrameWork Trainer 2013
Decision Maker 2013
Decision Maker 2012
Jury 2011

biography

Born in 1962, Jani Thiltges studied film at INSAS in Brussels from 1984 to 1988.
Since 1986, Jani is co-founder, partner and CEO of SAMSA FILM in Luxembourg.
He is also co-founder and partner of ARTEMIS PRODUCTIONS (Belgium), FADO FILMES (Portugal), LIAISON CINEMATOGRAPHIQUE (Paris) and, more recently, with his partner Claude Waringo, and through their holding CODECA, they created a Berlin-based company, IGC FILMS, with the collaboration of the German producer, Roshanak Behesht Nedjad.
At SAMSA FILM, in association with his partner/producer Claude WARINGO, they succeeded in building the company’s strong reputation and capacity in producing commercial art house films. So far, Jani has produced and co-produced more than 60 feature films.
Jani THILTGES is also Head of Studies of EAVE.
In 2004, he was decorated by the Luxembourg Grand-Duke for his activities in the cinematographic field.
In 2010, he was awarded the prestigious Prix Eurimages, together with Diana Elbaum.
From 2012 to 2014, Jani Thiltges was Board Member of the European Film Academy
With his partners Claude Waringo and Bernard Michaux, he manages SAMSA FILM which is, by its size and number of its productions, the first production company in Luxembourg.
He has recently produced Sam Garbarski’s fifth feature film, “Es war einmal in Deutschland…” (aka “Bye Bye Germany”), starring Moritz Bleibtreu, Antje Trau and Mark Ivanir in the main parts. The film was selected at the 2017 Berlinale in the section “Berlinale Special Gala”.
We can find his name in the credits of, a.o., these acclaimed or successful productions: “Möbius” (Eric Rochant), “A perdre la raison” (Joachim Lafosse), “Ne te retourne pas” (Marina de Van), “JCVD” (Mabrouk El Mechri), “Irina Palm” (Sam Garbarski), “Comme t’y es belle” (Lisa Azuelos), “Une Liaison Pornographique” (Frédéric Fonteyne).