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Søren Steen Jespersen

Director and producer. Graduated from the Danish School of Media and Journalism in 1993.

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 and the main prize at CPH:DOX. The latter was subsequently nominated for an Oscar.

'Warriors from the North' (2014), co-directed with Nasib Farah, is Jespersen's debut as a documentary film director. His second feature documentary 'Lost Warrior', also co-directed with Nasib Farah, premiered in competition at CPH:DOX.

Jespersen was nominated twice for The Cavling Award. In 2019 he served as a jury member at CPH:DOX.

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.
Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
Dreams from The Outback 2019 Producer DK/Documentary
A New Beginning 2019 Producer DK/Documentary
Lost Warrior 2018 Direction DK/Documentary
Last Men in Aleppo 2017 Producer DK/Documentary
On the Edge of Freedom 2017 Producer DK/Documentary
Warriors from the North 2014 Direction, Story DK/Documentary
The Carbon Crooks 2013 Producer DK/Documentary
The power of words 2012 Producer DK/Documentary
Blekingegadebanden 2009 Executive producer DK/Documentary
Mirror 2009 Executive producer DK/Documentary
69 2008 Producer DK/Documentary
Muhammedkrisen under huden 2007 Cinematography DK/Documentary
Verden i Danmark 2007 Executive producer DK/Documentary
BZ 2006 Producer DK/Documentary
Hamsun - hero and traitor 1996 Production DK/Documentary
Hamlet har da blå øjne 1990 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Emil 1988 Direction DK/Documentary

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
New Nordic Voices 2008 Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2008 69
Danish DOX Award 2008 CPH:DOX 2008 69
Audience Award 2008 CPH:DOX 2008 69
Best Mid Length Documentary 2015 Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2015 Krigerne fra Nord
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
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
World Cinema Jury Prize: Documentary 2017 Sundance Film Festival 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
DOX:AWARD 2017 CPH:DOX 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
New Talent Award 2017 Docsbarcelona 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
THE REVA AND DAVID LOGAN GRAND JURY AWARD 2017 Durham, Full Frame 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Best Nordic Documentary 2017 Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Best International Feature - Special Mention 2017 Auckland, Documentary Edge Festival 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
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
München Documentary Festival 2019-05-08 Drømme fra ødemarken
Nyon, Visions du Réel 2019-04-05 Drømme fra ødemarken
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2019-03-06 Lost Warrior
Montreal, Rencontres Int. du Documentaire 2018-11-08 Lost Warrior
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018-06-07 Lost Warrior
CPH:DOX 2018-03-15 Lost Warrior
Dubai International Film Festival 2017-12-06 Last Men in Aleppo
Torun, Camerimage 2017-11-11 Last Men in Aleppo
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2017-10-24 Last Men in Aleppo
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2017-10-18 Last Men in Aleppo
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2017-09-16 Last Men in Aleppo
Seoul, EBS International Documentary Festival 2017-08-21 Last Men in Aleppo
Dokufest Prizren 2017-08-04 Last Men in Aleppo
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017-06-21 Last Men in Aleppo
Sydney Film Festival 2017-06-07 Last Men in Aleppo
Cape Town, Encounters South African Int. Documentary Film Festival 2017-06-01 Last Men in Aleppo
Docsbarcelona 2017-05-22 Last Men in Aleppo
Amsterdam, IDFA 2017-05-20 Last Men in Aleppo
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2017-05-12 Last Men in Aleppo
München Documentary Festival 2017-05-04 Last Men in Aleppo
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2017-04-27 Last Men in Aleppo
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2017-04-06 Last Men in Aleppo
Durham, Full Frame 2017-04-06 Last Men in Aleppo
Haag, Amnesty Int. Movies that Matter Festival 2017-03-29 Last Men in Aleppo
CPH:DOX 2017-03-16 Last Men in Aleppo
Sundance Film Festival 2017-01-19 Last Men in Aleppo
Reykjavik Film Festival 2015-09-24 Krigerne fra Nord
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2015-09-18 Krigerne fra Nord
DMZ South Korea 2015-09-17 Krigerne fra Nord
Helsinki Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2015-09-17 Krigerne fra Nord
Zagreb Motovun Film Festival 2015-07-25 Krigerne fra Nord
Giffoni Film Festival 2015-07-17 Krigerne fra Nord
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2015-05-09 Krigerne fra Nord
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2015-04-23 Krigerne fra Nord
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2015-03-13 Krigerne fra Nord
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2015-03-02 Krigerne fra Nord
ZagrebDox 2015-02-23 Krigerne fra Nord
Amsterdam, IDFA 2014-11-19 Krigerne fra Nord
Dokufest Prizren 2014-08-16 Varm luft for milliarder
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2014-05-09 Varm luft for milliarder
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2010-04-22 Blekingegadebanden
Göteborg International Film Festival 2010-01-29 Blekingegadebanden
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2009-05-09 69
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2009-04-30 69
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2009-01-21 69
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2008-11-13 Punk Royal
CPH:DOX 2008-11-07 69
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2008-09-26 69
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2007-11-30 Punk Royal
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2007-10-31 Punk Royal
Göteborg International Film Festival 2007-01-26 Punk Royal
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2007-01-24 Punk Royal
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.