Komplizen Film was founded in 2000 by Janine Jackowski and Maren Ade during their studies at the Munich Academy for Film and Television. Both serve as Komplizen Film’s managing directors and are active as producers for the company. In 2010, they were joined by Jonas Dornbach as managing director and producer.

Komplizen Film’s primary focus is on developing arthouse feature films and international co-productions for the cinema as well as working to establish German directors on an international level.

We seek out projects that have a special regional and cultural character, projects that cross borders and encourage us to think beyond boundaries. We appreciate cinematic scripts and directors that exhibit a unique signature style. We believe in building long-term relationships with directors and production partners.

In 2015, Komplizen Film was honoured with the Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in German Film by the DEFA Foundation.


producers, KomplizenfilmJanine Jackowski, Komplizenfilm Maren Ade, Komplizenfilm Jonas Dornbach, Komplizenfilm

team assistant Zsuzsanna Kiràly, Komplizenfilm