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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 Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
Fortællinger fra skyggelandet 2019 Producer DK/Documentary
Den fortabte kriger 2018 Direction DK/Documentary
De sidste mænd i Aleppo 2017 Producer DK/Documentary
På kanten af frihed 2017 Producer DK/Documentary
Krigerne fra Nord 2014 Direction DK/Documentary
Varm luft for milliarder 2013 Producer DK/Documentary
Ordet fanger 2012 Producer DK/Documentary
Blekingegadebanden 2009 Producent 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 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 Documentary 2010 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2010 Blekingegadebanden
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
Best Film Special Mention 2017 Belgrade, Beldoc 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
Best Featrue Documentary 2017 Sarasota Film Festival 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Best World Cinema 2017 Sarasota Film Festival 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
Grand Jury Documentary Award 2017 Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Audience Award 2017 Washington DC International Film Festival 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
Young Jury Award 2017 Cork Film Festival 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
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Festivals

Festival Festival date Film
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018-06-07 Lost Warrior
Oslo Pix 2018-06-04 Lost Warrior
CPH:DOX 2018-03-15 Lost Warrior
Los Angeles, Oscar Academy 2018-03-04 Last Men in Aleppo
Costa Rica International Film Festival 2017-12-07 Last Men in Aleppo
Dubai International Film Festival 2017-12-06 Last Men in Aleppo
Torun, Camerimage 2017-11-11 Last Men in Aleppo
Cork Film Festival 2017-11-10 Last Men in Aleppo
Oslo Films from the South Festival 2017-11-09 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
Tokyo, UNHCR Refugee Film Festival 2017-09-30 Last Men in Aleppo
Athens International Film Festival 2017-09-21 Last Men in Aleppo
Taipei CNEX Documentary Film Festival 2017-09-20 Last Men in Aleppo
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2017-09-16 Last Men in Aleppo
Jameson Cinefest IFF 2017-09-08 Last Men in Aleppo
Seoul, EBS International Documentary Festival 2017-08-21 Last Men in Aleppo
Brisbane International Film Festival 2017-08-17 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
Belgrade, Beldoc 2017-05-08 Last Men in Aleppo
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2017-04-27 Last Men in Aleppo
Washington DC International Film Festival 2017-04-20 Last Men in Aleppo
Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival 2017-04-13 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
Firenze Middle East Now Festival 2017-04-04 Last Men in Aleppo
Mexico, Ambulante Gira Documentales 2017-04-01 Last Men in Aleppo
Haag, Amnesty Int. Movies that Matter Festival 2017-03-29 Last Men in Aleppo
Cleveland International Film Festival 2017-03-29 Last Men in Aleppo
CPH:DOX 2017-03-16 Last Men in Aleppo
Geneve, Forum on Human Rights 2017-03-10 Last Men in Aleppo
Sundance Film Festival 2017-01-19 Last Men in Aleppo
Cinemateket 2017-01-01 Last Men in Aleppo
Riga, Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries 2016-09-07 Krigerne fra Nord
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 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
Addis International Film Festival 2015-06-12 Krigerne fra Nord
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2015-05-09 Krigerne fra Nord
Brussels One World International Human Rights Festival 2015-05-07 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
Geneve, Forum on Human Rights 2015-02-17 Krigerne fra Nord
Tunis Human Rights Film Festival 2014-12-16 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
Zagreb Film Festival 2009-10-18 69
Istanbul Documentary Days 2009-06-02 69
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2009-05-09 69
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2009-04-30 69
Tempo Dokumentärfestival 2009-03-04 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.