Born 1983 in Wetzikon, raised in Toggenburg (SG). After high school Joël Jent worked as a flight attendant and secondary school teacher. From 2004 to 2010 he studied political science, film studies and social/economic history at the University of Zurich, graduating in 2010 with a Master of Arts degree.
Over the years since 2003, Jent has produced several documentary and short film projects, including his own directorial work. Since April 2011 he is working for Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion - since 2014 as producer and since 2018 as partner. As a producer he was responsible for the feature films IRAQI ODYSSEY (TIFF and Berlinale) and BAGHDAD IN MY SHADOW (Locarno) by Samir, as well as the short film FACING MECCA (Student Academy Award) by Jan-Eric Mack.
Joël Jent was invited to Cannes in 2016 by EFP - European Film Promotion as "Producer on the Move" for Switzerland. He is a member of the European and the Swiss Film Academy. In 2017 he was appointed co-director of the practice area "Creative Producing" at the Zurich University of the Arts.