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.