Janus Billeskov Jansen

(1951 – )

Film editor. Born 25/11 1951. One of Denmark's leading editor since the 1970's, working with both feature films, documentaries and short films.

Notable fiction works include Nils Malmros' 'Boys' (1977) and 'The Tree of Knowledge' (1981). Billeskov has been Bille August's regular editor and has worked on films such as 'In My Life' (1978), 'Zappa' (1983)', Oscar-winning 'Pelle the Conqueror' (1987), Palme d'Or-winner 'The Best Intentions' (1992), 'Silent Heart' (2014) and 'A Fortunate Man' (2018).

He also edited Thomas Vinterberg's Oscar-nominated 'The Hunt' (2013) and Oscar-winner 'Another Round' (2020), Simon Staho's 'Bang Bang Orangutang' (2005) and 'Heaven's Heart' (2008) as well as Pernille Rosendahl's 'The Idealist' (2015) and 'The Good Traitor' (2020).

Prominent documentaries include Sami Saif and Phie Ambo's IDFA-winner 'Family' (2001), Anders Østergaard's Oscar nominated 'Burma VJ' (2008), Joshua Oppenheimer's Oscar nominated 'The Act of Killing' (2012), Lise Birk Pedersen's Sundance-winner 'Putin's Kiss' (2012), Yance Ford's Oscar nominated 'Strong Island' (2017) and Jonas Poher Rasmussen's Sundance winner and Oscar nominated 'Flee' (2021).

Through UNESCO, he has worked with the initiative 'Voices of the World', working to preserve endangered languages.

He is the recipient of an honorary Danish Bodil Award for his significant contribution to Danish film. He has been nominated for a total of 16 Danish Film Awards for best editing and has won five of them.
Title Year Function Category
The Kiss 2023 Editor DK/Feature
Viktor mod verden 2023 Editing supervisor DK/Feature
Just Before Death 2022 Editor DK/Documentary
A Matter of Trust 2022 Editing supervisor DK/Feature
Flee 2021 Editor DK/Documentary
The Pact 2021 Editor DK/Feature
A Taste of Hunger 2021 Editor DK/Feature
Love Bound – When your child becomes mentally ill 2021 Editing supervisor DK/Documentary
Captain's Heart 2021 Editing supervisor DK/Documentary
President 2021 Editing supervisor DK/Documentary
The Good Traitor 2020 Editor DK/Feature
Another Round 2020 Editor DK/Feature
The Day We Died 2020 Editing supervisor DK/Feature
Attacked – The Copenhagen Shootings 2020 Consultant DK/Documentary
Erna at War 2020 Editing supervisor DK/Feature
Forget Me Not 2019 Consultant DK/Documentary
The Kindness of Strangers 2019 Editing supervisor DK/Feature
Angels are made of Light 2019 Editor Series (documentary)
Angels are made of Light 2019 Editor Series (documentary)
Reunited 2019 Consultant DK/Documentary
A Fortunate Man 2018 Editor DK/Feature
The Purity of Vengeance 2018 Editor DK/Feature
Angels are made of Light 2018 Editor Documentary
Backstabbing for Beginners 2018 Editor DK/Feature
Queen of Hearts 2018 Consultant DK/Documentary
Dreaming Murakami 2018 Editing supervisor DK/Documentary
What Walaa Wants 2018 Editing supervisor DK/Documentary
The Great Game 2018 Editing supervisor DK/Documentary
Heartbound – a different kind of love story 2018 Editing supervisor DK/Documentary
Strong Island 2017 Editor DK/Documentary
Heartstone 2017 Editor DK/Feature
Pound for Pound 2017 Editing supervisor DK/Feature
All In 2017 Editing supervisor DK/Feature
The Day Will Come 2016 Editor DK/Feature
The Commune 2016 Editor DK/Feature
Swinger 2016 Editing supervisor DK/Feature
The Lost Ones 2016 Editing supervisor DK/Feature
Afskåret 2016 Editing supervisor DK/Feature
The Idealist 2015 Editor DK/Feature
Life Is Sacred 2015 Editor DK/Documentary
15 Minutes - The Dvor Massacre 2015 Editor DK/Documentary
Bridgend 2015 Editing supervisor DK/Feature
The Shamer's Daughter 2015 Editing supervisor DK/Feature
Long Story Short 2015 Editing supervisor DK/Feature
Embracing The dead 2014 Editor, Editing supervisor DK/Documentary
Silent Heart 2014 Editor DK/Feature
Cathedrals of Culture 2014 Editor DK/Documentary
Someone You Love 2014 A-editor DK/Feature
On the Edge 2014 Editing supervisor DK/Feature
Democrats 2014 Editing supervisor DK/Documentary
We are Journalists 2014 Editing supervisor DK/Documentary
I am Here 2014 Editing supervisor DK/Feature
Olmo and the Seagull 2014 Editing supervisor DK/Documentary
The Hunt 2013 Editor DK/Feature
De udvalgte 2013 Consultant DK/Documentary
The Keeper of Lost Causes 2013 Editing supervisor DK/Feature
A Different Kind of Boy 2013 Consultant DK/Documentary
Breathing 2013 Editing supervisor DK/Documentary
Putin's Kiss 2012 Editing DK/Documentary
Travelling with Mr. T 2012 Editor DK/Documentary
The Act of Killing 2012 Editor DK/Documentary
TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay away from keyboard 2012 Editing supervisor Documentary
White Black Boy 2012 Editing supervisor DK/Documentary
Searching for Bill 2012 Editing supervisor DK/Documentary
Char... The No-Man's Island 2012 Pilot consultant Documentary
Volcano 2012 Editing supervisor Feature
Magi i luften 2011 Editing DK/Feature
Skyscraper 2011 Editing supervisor DK/Feature
Krudtuglerne 2011 Editing supervisor DK/Documentary
The President 2011 Editing supervisor DK/Documentary
A Funny Man 2011 Editing supervisor DK/Feature
Thors saga 2011 Consultant DK/Documentary
The will 2011 Consultant DK/Documentary
A family 2010 Editor DK/Feature
Brotherhood 2010 Editing supervisor DK/Feature
TeddyBoy 2010 Editing supervisor DK/Short fiction
Kærlighedens krigere 2009 Editing Feature
When heaven falls 2009 Editing supervisor DK/Feature
A Little Film on Pixies 2009 Editing supervisor DK/Documentary
Hush Little Baby 2009 Editing supervisor DK/Feature
Bobby 2009 Editing supervisor DK/Short fiction
Profetia 2009 Editing supervisor DK/Feature
Dreams in Copenhagen 2009 Consultant DK/Documentary
The Devilles 2009 Production consultant DK/Documentary
Himlens hjärta 2008 Editing Feature
Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country 2008 Editing DK/Documentary
Kun med hjertet - kan man rigtig se 2008 Editing DK/Documentary
What no one knows 2008 Editor DK/Feature
Unge Freud i Gaza 2008 Dramaturgical consultant, Dramaturge DK/Documentary
The Importance of being Mlabri 2007 Direction, Script, Producer DK/Documentary
Daisy Diamond 2007 Editing DK/Feature
Solo 2007 Editing supervisor DK/Documentary
The Art of Crying 2007 Editing supervisor DK/Feature
I sproget er jeg 2006 Direction DK/Documentary
Awaiting 2006 Editing DK/Experimental
Han, hun og Strindberg 2006 Editing supervisor DK/Feature
Happy go lucky 2006 Editing supervisor DK/Documentary
Voices Of The World: I Sproget Er Jeg / Kunsten At Være Mlabri 2005 Direction
Bang Bang Orangutang 2005 Editing DK/Feature
The Swenkas 2005 Editing supervisor DK/Documentary
Afveje 2005 Editing supervisor DK/Short fiction
Pusher II 2004 Editing DK/Feature
American short 2004 Editing DK/Documentary
Sort Sol - 422 dage i dybet 2004 Editing supervisor DK/Documentary
Lost generation 2004 Editing supervisor DK/Feature
Hjemkomst 2004 Editor DK/Short fiction
The Forbidden Team 2003 Editing supervisor DK/Documentary
The Fighter 2003 Editing supervisor DK/Short fiction
Reconstruction 2003 Editing supervisor DK/Feature
Territorielle udsagn 2003 Editing supervisor DK/Documentary
Avation 2003 Editing supervisor DK/Documentary
Manden bag døren 2003 Editing supervisor DK/Feature
Switching 2003 Editing supervisor DK/Feature
Humørkortstativsælgerens søn 2002 Editing DK/Feature
The Purified 2002 Editing DK/Documentary
Facing the Truth 2002 Editing supervisor DK/Feature
En sång för Martin 2001 Editing DK/Feature
Family 2001 Editing DK/Documentary
Slottet i Italien 2000 Editing DK/Documentary
The Exhibited 2000 Editing DK/Documentary
Les misérables 1998 Editing Feature
Johannes' hjerte 1998 Editing DK/Documentary
Smilla's feeling for snow 1997 Editing Feature
Jerusalem 1996 Editing Feature
The sunset boys 1995 Editing Feature
Højskole 1994 1994 Expert DK/Documentary
The house of the spirits 1993 Editing Feature
The Best Intentions 1992 Editing Feature
1700 metres from the future 1990 Editing DK/Documentary
A modern woman 1990 Consultant DK/Feature
Happiness is a curious catch 1989 Editing DK/Feature
A World of Difference 1989 Editing DK/Feature
Katinka 1988 Editing DK/Feature
The Redtops 1988 Editing supervisor DK/Feature
Pelle the Conqueror 1987 Editing DK/Feature
Notater fra Kina 1987 Editing DK/Documentary
The Wolf at the Door 1986 Editing DK/Feature
Ingen kære mor 1985 Direction TV film
Granny's house 1984 Editing DK/Feature
Twist and Shout 1984 Editing DK/Feature
The boy who disappeared 1984 Assistant editor DK/Feature
Isfugle 1983 Editing DK/Feature
Zappa 1983 Editing DK/Feature
Motivation - nærbilleder fra en ungdomsskole 1983 Editing DK/Documentary
Der findes ingen tamme dyr 1983 Supervisor DK/Short fiction
Jane Muus and the image 1982 Editing DK/Documentary
Have you seen Alice? 1981 Editing DK/Feature
The Tree of Knowledge 1981 Editing DK/Feature
Guldhjertet 1981 Editing DK/Short fiction
Tomas, a child out of reach 1980 Editing DK/Documentary
The trees and the people of the forest 1980 Editing DK/Documentary
Black Pete - no, you're it 1980 Editing DK/Short fiction
Shall we dance first? 1979 Editing DK/Feature
En forførers dagbog 1979 Editing DK/Short fiction
Icelandic style of building in the course of 1100 years 1978 Direction, Script, Editing DK/Documentary
Honning måne 1978 Editing DK/Feature
Wanna See My Beautiful Navel? 1978 Editing DK/Feature
Kammesjukjul 1978 Editing TV film
Boys 1977 Editing, Sound mixer DK/Feature
I må selv bestemme hvad det ligner 1977 Editing DK/Documentary
Svend Wiig Hansen i Nikolaj Kirke 1977 Editing DK/Documentary
Let's do it 1976 Editing DK/Feature
Det begyndte med Mathilde 1976 Editing TV film
The body I 1976 Editing DK/Documentary
The body II 1976 Editing DK/Documentary
Mafia 2 1974 Editing DK/Feature
Thy-lejren 1970 1974 Assistant DK/Documentary
Det er jo bare teater 1973 Editing DK/Documentary
Is the King Dead? 1973 Assistant DK/Documentary
How to catch a man 1972 Editing DK/Feature
The Feelings Are The Same 1972 Editing DK/Documentary
The woman and the EEC 1972 Editing DK/Documentary
Pigen Silke 1971 Editing DK/Documentary
Skæve dage i Thy 1971 Assistant DK/Documentary
Ang.: Lone 1970 Assistant editor DK/Feature
Min fremtid ligger i dine hænder Direction DK/Experimental
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