Søren Steen Jespersen

Director and producer. Graduated from the Danish School of Media and Journalism in 1993. Founded production company Bastard Film in 2000, where he worked as producer and CEO until 2009. In 2010 he founded production company Larm Film that produces documentaries, TV and radio.

He has produced several awardwinning documentaries, among others "69" (2006), winner of awards at Nordisk Panorama and CPH:DOX, and "Last Men in Aleppo" (2017), winner of the international documentary competition at the Sundance Film Festival.

"Warriors from the North" (2014), co-directed with Nasib Farah, was Jespersen's debut as a documentary film director.

Jespersen was nominated twice for The Cavling Award.

Filmography

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Film Year Function Category
Last Men in Aleppo 2017 DK/Documentary
On the Edge of Freedom 2017 DK/Documentary
The Lost Warrior 2017 Direction DK/Documentary
Warriors from the North 2014 Direction DK/Documentary
The Carbon Crooks 2013 Producer DK/Documentary
The power of words 2012 Producer DK/Documentary
Mirror 2009 Executive producer DK/Documentary
Blekingegadebanden 2009 Producer DK/Documentary
69 2008 Producer DK/Documentary
Verden i Danmark 2007 Executive producer DK/Documentary
Muhammedkrisen under huden 2007 Cinematography DK/Documentary
BZ 2006 Producer DK/Documentary
Hamsun - hero and traitor 1996 Production DK/Documentary
Hamlet har da blå øjne 1990 Direction DK/Documentary
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Awards and nominations

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Award Release year Festivals Film
World Cinema Jury Prize: Documentary 2017 Sundance Film Festival 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
DOX:AWARD 2017 CPH:DOX 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Honorable Mention 2017 Durham, Full Frame 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Full Frame Inspiration Award 2017 Durham, Full Frame 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Best Featrue Documentary 2017 Sarasota Film Festival 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Audience Award: Warsaw Documentary Award 2017 Warszawa, Against Gravity 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Grand Prix 2017 Warszawa, Against Gravity 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Grand Jury Documentary Award 2017 Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Best International Feature - Special Mention 2017 Auckland, Documentary Edge Festival 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Best Film Special Mention 2017 Belgrade, Beldoc 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
THE REVA AND DAVID LOGAN GRAND JURY AWARD 2017 Durham, Full Frame 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
New Talent Award:
Feras Fayyad
2017 Docsbarcelona 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Audience Award 2017 Washington DC International Film Festival 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Best World Cinema 2017 Sarasota Film Festival 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Lower Silesia Marshal’s Grand Prix Special Mention 2017 Warszawa, Against Gravity 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
The Mayor of Gdynia Award for Best Film 2017 Warszawa, Against Gravity 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
The BYDGOSZCZ ART/DOC AWARD 2017 Warszawa, Against Gravity 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Best Nordic Documentary 2017 Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Young Jury Award 2017 Cork Film Festival 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Best Mid Length Documentary 2015 Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2015 Warriors from the North
New Nordic Voices 2008 Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2008 69
Danish DOX Award 2008 CPH:DOX 2008 69
Audience Award 2008 CPH:DOX 2008 69
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Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date Film
Costa Rica International Film Festival 07-12-2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Dubai International Film Festival 06-12-2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Torun, Camerimage 11-11-2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Cork Film Festival 10-11-2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Oslo Films from the South Festival 09-11-2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 24-10-2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 18-10-2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Tokyo, UNHCR Refugee Film Festival 30-09-2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Athens International Film Festival 21-09-2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Taipei CNEX Documentary Film Festival 20-09-2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 16-09-2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Jameson Cinefest IFF 08-09-2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Seoul, EBS International Documentary Festival 21-08-2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Brisbane International Film Festival 17-08-2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Dokufest Prizren 04-08-2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Edinburgh International Film Festival 21-06-2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Sydney Film Festival 07-06-2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Cape Town, Encounters South African Int. Documentary Film Festival 01-06-2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Docsbarcelona 22-05-2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Amsterdam, IDFA 20-05-2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Warszawa, Against Gravity 12-05-2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Belgrade, Beldoc 08-05-2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 27-04-2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Washington DC International Film Festival 20-04-2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival 13-04-2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 06-04-2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Durham, Full Frame 06-04-2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Firenze Middle East Now Festival 04-04-2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Mexico, Ambulante Gira Documentales 01-04-2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Cleveland International Film Festival 29-03-2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Haag, Amnesty Int. Movies that Matter Festival 29-03-2017 Last Men in Aleppo
CPH:DOX 16-03-2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Geneve, Forum on Human Rights 10-03-2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Sundance Film Festival 19-01-2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Riga, Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries 07-09-2016 Warriors from the North
Reykjavik Film Festival 24-09-2015 Warriors from the North
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 18-09-2015 Warriors from the North
Helsinki Film Festival 17-09-2015 Warriors from the North
DMZ South Korea 17-09-2015 Warriors from the North
Zagreb Motovun Film Festival 25-07-2015 Warriors from the North
Giffoni Film Festival 17-07-2015 Warriors from the North
Addis International Film Festival 12-06-2015 Warriors from the North
Warszawa, Against Gravity 09-05-2015 Warriors from the North
Brussels One World International Human Rights Festival 07-05-2015 Warriors from the North
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 23-04-2015 Warriors from the North
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 13-03-2015 Warriors from the North
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 02-03-2015 Warriors from the North
ZagrebDox 23-02-2015 Warriors from the North
Geneve, Forum on Human Rights 17-02-2015 Warriors from the North
Tunis Human Rights Film Festival 16-12-2014 Warriors from the North
Amsterdam, IDFA 19-11-2014 Warriors from the North
Dokufest Prizren 16-08-2014 The Carbon Crooks
Warszawa, Against Gravity 09-05-2014 The Carbon Crooks
Zagreb Film Festival 18-10-2009 69
DOCUMENTARIST Istanbul Documentary Days 02-06-2009 69
Warszawa, Against Gravity 09-05-2009 69
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 30-04-2009 69
Tempo Dokumentärfestival 04-03-2009 69
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 21-01-2009 69
CPH:DOX 07-11-2008 69
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 26-09-2008 69
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Registration of festival participation and awards

The Danish Film Institute registers international festival participation and awards for Danish films, though primarily for films whose festival distribution is handled by the Danish Film Institute, and primarily in connection with festivals prioritised by the Danish Film Institute. Festival participation and awards regarding Danish films that are not handled through the Danish Film Institute's festival distribution will only be registered in connection with "launch" festivals, according to the Danish Film Institute's list of priority festivals. See the list of priority festivals.

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