After graduating from the film school in Paris, where he worked as a journalist, Jean-Claude Schlim joined in 1988 the still young Luxembourg film industry. Over the years, he has become one of the well-known film technicians in Luxembourg, his reputation since far crossing the borders of Luxembourg. He has been working as line producer or executive producer on some of the most prestigious international projects shot in Luxembourg.
He has been constantly showing his engagement for local film technicians, he has been president of the A.T.A.C. Association des Techniciens et Acteurs de Cinéma for many years. In 2002 his « enthusiastic contribution and engagement in the development of the Luxembourgish cinema and audio-visual industry » has been honoured by His Royal Highness Grand-Duc Henry, with the honorific distinction: « Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite ».
In 2003 he started writing his first screenplay “House of Boys”, his surprising directorial debut. Less the wish to become a director, his hope and his aim was to simply do a good movie about AIDS, a topic that he considers as essential and urgent. “House of Boys “ was released in Luxembourg in November 2009 and won the same year the Luxembourg Film Prize for Best Movie, as well as Category Prizes for Photography and Art Direction. The movie has been acclaimed in nearly 50 festivals around the world and won Audience Awards amongst others in Brussels, Durban and Rio.