Rolf Thiele (1918-1994) was a German film director, producer and screenwriter. He directed 42 films between 1951 and 1977. He was born in Prödlitz, then in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. His 1958 film Eva was entered into the 1959 Cannes Film Festival. His 1964 film Tonio Kröger was entered into the 14th Berlin International Film Festival.