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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.

Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
The Distant Barking of Dogs 2017 Direction DK/Documentary
Chikara - Sumobryderens Søn 2014 Direction DK/Documentary
Fægtemesteren 2014 Direction DK/Documentary
Travelling with Mr. T 2012 Direction DK/Documentary
The Human Scale 2012 Instruktør, 2. unit DK/Documentary
Før ferien 2009 Direction DK/Documentary
Over jorden, under himlen 2008 Direction DK/Documentary
Fru Eilersen og Mehmet 2006 Maler DK/Short fiction
Ramonas rejse 2004 Direction DK/Documentary
The Game - kunsten at score 0 Direction DK/Documentary

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
Dragon Award Best Nordic Documentary 2018 Göteborg International Film Festival 2018 Distant Barking of Dogs
IDFA First Apparance Award 2017 Amsterdam, IDFA 2017 Distant Barking of Dogs
Best Documentary Award 2018 Docsbarcelona 2018 Distant Barking of Dogs
Golden Alexander Award 2018 Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2018 Distant Barking of Dogs
FIPRESCI Award best documentary 2018 Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2018 Distant Barking of Dogs
The Human Value Award of the Greek Parliament 2018 Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2018 Distant Barking of Dogs
Documentary Academy Award 2018 Warszawa, Against Gravity 2018 Distant Barking of Dogs
Youth Jury's Award for Best Feature Documentary 2018 Geneve, Forum on Human Rights 2018 Distant Barking of Dogs
Best International Film 2018 Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 2018 Distant Barking of Dogs
SOS Children's Villages worldwide avard 2018 München Documentary Festival 2018 Distant Barking of Dogs
VIKTOR Main Competition International Doc 2018 München Documentary Festival 2018 Distant Barking of Dogs
Student Jury Award 2018 Kiev, Docudays UA International Human Rights Film Festival 2018 Distant Barking of Dogs
Best Documentary Award 2018 Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 2018 Distant Barking of Dogs
CineDoc Current Time Award 2018 Tbilisi, CinéDOC 2018 Distant Barking of Dogs
2nd Prize for Best Documentary 2018 Hong Kong International Film Festival 2018 Distant Barking of Dogs
McBaine Documentary Feature Award 2018 San Francisco Int. Film Festival 2018 Distant Barking of Dogs
Grand Prix Nordic Documentary 2018 Oslo Pix 2018 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
New York Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2018-06-14 Distant Barking of Dogs
SilverDocs AFI Documentary Festival 2018-06-13 Distant Barking of Dogs
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018-06-07 Distant Barking of Dogs
Sydney Film Festival 2018-06-06 Distant Barking of Dogs
Oslo Pix 2018-06-04 Distant Barking of Dogs
Cape Town, Encounters South African Int. Documentary Film Festival 2018-05-31 Distant Barking of Dogs
Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 2018-05-17 Distant Barking of Dogs
Docsbarcelona 2018-05-16 Distant Barking of Dogs
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2018-05-11 Distant Barking of Dogs
Tbilisi, CinéDOC 2018-05-03 Distant Barking of Dogs
München Documentary Festival 2018-05-02 Distant Barking of Dogs
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2018-04-26 Distant Barking of Dogs
Göteborg International Film Festival 2018-04-19 Distant Barking of Dogs
Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 2018-04-12 Distant Barking of Dogs
San Francisco Int. Film Festival 2018-04-04 Distant Barking of Dogs
Budapest Titanic International Film Festival 2018-04-04 Distant Barking of Dogs
Kiev, Docudays UA International Human Rights Film Festival 2018-03-23 Distant Barking of Dogs
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2018-03-19 Distant Barking of Dogs
Vilnius International Film Festival 2018-03-15 Distant Barking of Dogs
CPH:DOX 2018-03-15 Distant Barking of Dogs
Geneve, Forum on Human Rights 2018-03-09 Distant Barking of Dogs
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2018-03-05 Distant Barking of Dogs
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2018-03-02 Distant Barking of Dogs
ZagrebDox 2018-02-25 Distant Barking of Dogs
Istanbul Festival of Independent Films 2018-02-15 Distant Barking of Dogs
Göteborg International Film Festival 2018-01-26 Distant Barking of Dogs
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2018-01-23 Distant Barking of Dogs
Amsterdam, IDFA 2017-11-15 Distant Barking of Dogs
Amsterdam, IDFA 2014-11-19 Fægtemesteren
Frankfurt Lucas International Children's Film Festival 2014-09-21 Chikara - Sumobryderens Søn
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2014-09-19 Chikara - Sumobryderens Søn
Seoul International Youth Film Festival 2014-08-21 Chikara - Sumobryderens Søn
Kidsffest Indonesia 2014-06-12 Chikara - Sumobryderens Søn
Fredrikstad, Nordic Docs 2014-05-08 Chikara - Sumobryderens Søn
TIFF Kids 2014-04-08 Chikara - Sumobryderens Søn
Taipei Taiwan Int. Children's TV and Film Festival 2014-03-27 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.