Simon Lereng Wilmont

Director. Graduated as a documentary film director from the National Film School of Denmark in 2009. Holds a BA in Japanese.

"Above the Ground, Beneath the Sky" (2008) won Best Short at Vision du Réel. "Dormitory Master" (2009) won the Gold Panda award at Sichuan TV Festival. His first feature documentary, "Travelling with Mr. T" (2012), was co-directed with Andreas Dalsgaard and nominated for a Nordic Dox Award. Among other Wilmont has also directed the documentaries "Chikara - The Sumo Wrestler's Son" (2014), which was screened at a number of international festivals, and "The Distant Barking of Dogs" (2017), which was selected for competition at IDFA.


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Film Year Function Category
The Distant Barking of Dogs 2017 Direction DK/Documentary
Chikara - The Sumo Wrestler's Son 2014 Direction DK/Documentary
The Fencing Champion 2014 Direction DK/Documentary
Travelling with Mr. T 2012 Direction DK/Documentary
The Human Scale 2012 Director: 2. unit DK/Documentary
Dormitory Master 2009 Direction DK/Documentary
Above the Ground, Beneath the Sky 2008 Direction DK/Documentary
Mrs Eilersen And Mehmet 2006 Painter DK/Short fiction
Ramona's Journey 2004 Direction DK/Documentary
The Game - kunsten at score Direction DK/Documentary
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Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date Film
Amsterdam, IDFA 19-11-2014 The Fencing Champion
Frankfurt Lucas International Children's Film Festival 21-09-2014 Chikara - The Sumo Wrestler's Son
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 19-09-2014 Chikara - The Sumo Wrestler's Son
Seoul International Youth Film Festival 21-08-2014 Chikara - The Sumo Wrestler's Son
Kidsffest Indonesia 12-06-2014 Chikara - The Sumo Wrestler's Son
Fredrikstad, Nordic Docs 08-05-2014 Chikara - The Sumo Wrestler's Son
TIFF Kids 08-04-2014 Chikara - The Sumo Wrestler's Son
Taipei Taiwan Int. Children's TV and Film Festival 27-03-2014 Chikara - The Sumo Wrestler's Son
Malmö, BUFF 10-03-2014 Chikara - The Sumo Wrestler's Son
Amsterdam, IDFA 20-11-2013 Chikara - The Sumo Wrestler's Son
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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.

DFI News and articles

Danish films at IDFA Forum 2017 (08. november 2017)
Childhood in the Shadow of War (07. november 2017)
What's pitching at IDFA 2016 (10. november 2016)
Young Lives in Motion (11. november 2014)
Boy in the Dohyo (17. februar 2014)
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