Born in 1983, grew up in Toggenburg (Switzerland). From 2004 to 2010 Joël Jent pursued a program of study in film, politi- cal science, philosophy and social/economic history at University of Zurich, which he completed in 2010 with a Master of Arts degree. He then worked briefly as a journalist. Since 2003, Joël Jent has written and produced several short- and feature films, including films under his own direction. He produced the feature films „The Saint of the Impossible“ (2021), “Baghdad in my Shadow” (2019) and 3D-documentary “Iraqi Odyssey” (2014) as well as the short films “Bon Voyage” and “Facing Mecca” (Stu- dent Academy Award winner 2017). Joël Jent lectures at Zurich Art University and is a member of the European- and the Swiss Film Academy and he is alumni of the Zurich Academy Class (2006), the EFP Producers on the Move program (2016) as well as Hezayah Screenwriting Lab (2021). He works as an independent filmmaker and screenwriter and is father to one son.
  • Writer (2 Credits)
    Eating the Silence2021
    Short
    Windowless2019
    Short
  • Director (1 Credit)
    Eating the Silence2021
    Short
  • Producer (1 Credit)
    Windowless2019
    Short
Official Selection
Eating the Silence
12th Short Film Breaks 2023
Dudu
2023
Official Selection
Eating the Silence
15th Media Film Festival 2023
Media
2023
Official Selection
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22nd Common Good Int. Film Festival 2023
Claremont
2023
Official Selection
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23rd Fargo Film Festival 2023
Fargo
2023
Best Social Change Film Award
Eating the Silence
15th Short Film Factory Season 2022
Bucharest
2022
Best Short Film Award
Eating the Silence
24th Vesuvius Int. Film Festival 2022
Pompei
2022
Best Foreign Film Award
Eating the Silence
5th Bristol Independent Film Festival 2022
Bristol
2022
Mention for the Signs Award
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6th Festival internazionale Segni della Notte 2022
Urbino
2022
Official Selection
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7th Care Awards 2022
Parkersburg, WV
2022
Official Selection
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10th Shawna Shea Film Festival 2022
Worcester, MA
2022
Official Selection
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11th Breaking Down Barriers Film Festival 2022
Moscow
2022
Official Selection
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11th Int. Social Change Film Festival 2022
Chicago
2022
Best Actor Award (Manfred Liechti)
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12th Best Actors Film Festival 2022
Walnut Creek
2022
Official Selection
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12th Oaxaca FilmFest 2022
Oaxaca
2022
Best International Film (mid-length)
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12th Balneário Camboriú Int. Film Festival 2022
Balneário Camboriú
2022
Merit of Awareness Award
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13th Awareness Film Festival 2022
Los Angeles
2022
Official Selection
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13th Karama Human Rights Film Festival 2022
Amman
2022
Official Selection
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14th San José Int. Short Film Festival 2022
San José
2022
Official Selection
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20th Int. Festival Signs of the Night 2022
Paris
2022
Jury Award
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28th Int. Golden Beggar Film Festival 2022
Košice
2022
Official Selection
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10th Jozi Film Festival 2021
Johannesburg
2021
Official Selection
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16th Shorts México
Mexico City
2021
Official Selection
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21st Nevada City Film Festival
Nevada City
2021
International Competition
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8th Festival Internacional de Cine de Medellín
Medellin
2021
International Competition
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18th Festival Internacional Signos da Noite - Lisboa
Lisbon
2020
Best Editing Award
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10th Macau International Short Film Festival
Macau
2020
International Competition
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18th Asiana International Short Film Festival
Seoul
2020
Official Selection
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14th Das Filmfest
Prague
2020
BEST INTERNATIONAL FICTION AWARD
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9th Jozi Film Festival
Johannesburg
2020
International Competition
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10th Bengaluru International Short Film Festival
Bangalore
2020
Offical Selection
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19th PriFest – Prishtina International Film Festival
Prishtina
2020
Official Selection- European Competition
Windowless
25th Festival International du Court-Métrage de Dijon
Dijon
2020
International Short Film Competition
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60th Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival - FICCI
Cartagena
2020
National and International Competition
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19th Shnit International Short Film Festival
Bern
2019
International Competition (EFA qualifying)
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42nd Drama International Short Film Festival
Drama
2019
International Competition (Oscar qualifying)
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49th Alcine Festival de Cine de Alcala de Henares
Madrid
2019
International Competition
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10th SANFICI – Santander Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente
Santander
International Competition
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22nd MUSIC & CINEMA - Festival International du Film d'Aubagne
Aubagne
College
Zurich University
Cinema Studies / Political Science / Political Philosophy / Social and Economic History
20042010
Birth Date
January 14, 1983
Current City
Zurich
Hometown
Mühlrüti
Height
191cm
Gender
Male
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