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Jan Enste

Jan Enste studied fine arts at the Kunstakademie Münster in the class of Andreas Köpnick and Daniele Buetti, who appointed him a master student in 2011. In 2008, while still a student, he founded his film production company jae kunst und medien to produce video art for fellow artists in addition to his work as a visual artist. The company was renamed Juli Film in 2020 after filmmaker Lejla Aliev joined as managing partner. To date, Jan Enste has produced video art, music videos, feature films and documentaries for artists such as Kirsten Pieroth, Michael Smith, Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca, Suchan Kinoshita, Franz-Erhard Walther and many others, in addition to his own work. As a visual artist, he has exhibited in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America, most recently in Athens, Greece and Taicang, China.

Time and again, it has also led him to the theatre, where, in addition to the Münster Theatre, he has worked primarily for independent labels such as Sursum Corda, MaKe, Hartmann & Kellers Inc. and Ballmoos Productions with Manfred Kerklau, Martin Jürgens, Willi Kellers and Till Wyler von Ballmoos, among others.

From 2016 until today he teaches film and video art in the workshop »Film / Video / New Media« at the Kunstakademie Münster. At the Heidelberg Theatre and Orchestra, Jan Enste is conceiving and realising the video for »The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum« by Heinrich Böll together with Sven Stratmann in 2022. He lives and works in Münster, Berlin and Athens, Greece.