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Simon Lereng Wilmont

Director. Born 1975. Graduated as a documentary film director from the National Film School of Denmark in 2009. Holds a BA in Japanese.

He directed his first long documentary, 'Travelling with Mr. T' (2012), with Andreas Dalsgaard. The two short documentaries, 'Chikara – The Sumo Wrestler's Son' (2014) and 'The Fencing Champion' (2014), premiered at IDFA.

'The Distant Barking of Dogs' (2017) won the award for Best First Appearance at its world premiere at IDFA. The film has also won a number of other awards at prominent festivals, including at Göteborg and Thessaloniki.
Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
Bird Boy 2019 Direction, Screenplay DK/Documentary
The Distant Barking of Dogs 2017 Direction, Cinematographer DK/Documentary
The Distant Barking of Dogs 2017 Direction, Cinematographer DK/Documentary
Chikara - The Sumo Wrestler's Son 2014 Direction, Cinematographer, Screenplay DK/Documentary
The Fencing Champion 2014 Direction, Cinematographer DK/Documentary
Travelling with Mr. T 2012 Direction, Cinematographer 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, Cinematographer, Editor DK/Documentary
Fru Eilersen og Mehmet 2006 Painter DK/Short fiction
Ramona's Journey 2004 Direction, Script, Production DK/Documentary
The Game - kunsten at score Direction DK/Documentary

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
Dragon Award Best Nordic Documentary 2018 Göteborg International Film Festival 2018 The Distant Barking of Dogs
IDFA First Apparance Award 2017 Amsterdam, IDFA 2017 The Distant Barking of Dogs
Best Documentary Award 2018 Docsbarcelona 2018 The Distant Barking of Dogs
Golden Alexander Award 2018 Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2018 The Distant Barking of Dogs
FIPRESCI Award best documentary 2018 Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2018 The Distant Barking of Dogs
The Human Value Award of the Greek Parliament 2018 Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2018 The Distant Barking of Dogs
Documentary Academy Award 2018 Warszawa, Against Gravity 2018 The Distant Barking of Dogs
Best International Film 2018 Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 2018 The Distant Barking of Dogs
SOS Children's Villages worldwide avard 2018 München Documentary Festival 2018 The Distant Barking of Dogs
VIKTOR Main Competition International Doc 2018 München Documentary Festival 2018 The Distant Barking of Dogs
Best Documentary Award 2018 Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 2018 The Distant Barking of Dogs
2nd Prize for Best Documentary 2018 Hong Kong International Film Festival 2018 The Distant Barking of Dogs
McBaine Documentary Feature Award 2018 San Francisco Int. Film Festival 2018 The Distant Barking of Dogs
Audience Award 2018 Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2018 The Distant Barking of Dogs
Grand Prix 2018 Seoul, EBS International Documentary Festival 2018 The Distant Barking of Dogs
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.

Festivals

Festival Festival date Film
Amsterdam, IDFA 2019-11-20 Fugledrengen
Tehran, Cinéma Vérité, Documentary Film Festival 2018-12-01 The Distant Barking of Dogs
Mannheim-Heidelberg, Int. Film Festival 2018-11-15 The Distant Barking of Dogs
Los Angeles, AFI Int. Festival 2018-11-08 The Distant Barking of Dogs
Bergen International Film festival 2018-09-29 The Distant Barking of Dogs
Zürich Film Festival 2018-09-27 The Distant Barking of Dogs
Reykjavik Film Festival 2018-09-27 The Distant Barking of Dogs
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2018-09-20 The Distant Barking of Dogs
DMZ South Korea 2018-09-13 The Distant Barking of Dogs
Seoul, EBS International Documentary Festival 2018-08-01 The Distant Barking of Dogs
Wellington - New Zealand Film Festival 2018-07-27 The Distant Barking of Dogs
New York Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2018-06-14 The Distant Barking of Dogs
SilverDocs AFI Documentary Festival 2018-06-13 The Distant Barking of Dogs
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018-06-07 The Distant Barking of Dogs
Sydney Film Festival 2018-06-06 The Distant Barking of Dogs
Cape Town, Encounters South African Int. Documentary Film Festival 2018-05-31 The Distant Barking of Dogs
Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 2018-05-17 The Distant Barking of Dogs
Docsbarcelona 2018-05-16 The Distant Barking of Dogs
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2018-05-11 The Distant Barking of Dogs
München Documentary Festival 2018-05-02 The Distant Barking of Dogs
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2018-04-26 The Distant Barking of Dogs
Göteborg International Film Festival 2018-04-19 The Distant Barking of Dogs
Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 2018-04-12 The Distant Barking of Dogs
San Francisco Int. Film Festival 2018-04-04 The Distant Barking of Dogs
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2018-03-19 The Distant Barking of Dogs
Vilnius International Film Festival 2018-03-15 The Distant Barking of Dogs
CPH:DOX 2018-03-15 The Distant Barking of Dogs
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2018-03-05 The Distant Barking of Dogs
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2018-03-02 The Distant Barking of Dogs
ZagrebDox 2018-02-25 The Distant Barking of Dogs
Istanbul Festival of Independent Films 2018-02-15 The Distant Barking of Dogs
Göteborg International Film Festival 2018-01-26 The Distant Barking of Dogs
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2018-01-23 The Distant Barking of Dogs
Amsterdam, IDFA 2017-11-15 The Distant Barking of Dogs
Amsterdam, IDFA 2014-11-19 Fægtemesteren
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2014-09-19 Chikara - Sumobryderens Søn
Seoul International Youth Film Festival 2014-08-21 Chikara - Sumobryderens Søn
TIFF Kids 2014-04-08 Chikara - Sumobryderens Søn
Malmö, BUFF 2014-03-10 Chikara - Sumobryderens Søn
Amsterdam, IDFA 2013-11-20 Chikara - Sumobryderens Søn
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.