Reshat plays with his friends, visits his father’s grave, looks at old photos with his grandmother, and does his homework because his mother tells him to. But he prefers to be with the pigeon keeper. His father taught him that he should be kind to birds because souls fly to heaven on their wings. While Reshat is learning all about pigeons, he discovers what he really wants.
Simon Lereng Wilmont
Graduated as a documentary film director from the National Film School of Denmark in 2009 and also holds a BA in Japanese. He is best known for the feature documentary “The Distant Barking of Dogs” (2017) and his two previous films “The Fencing Champion” (2014) and “Chikara – The Sumo Wrestlers Son” (2013).
The Distant Barking Dogs / Olegs krig, 2017
The Fencing Champion / Fægtemesteren, 2014
Chikara – The Sumo Wrestlers Son / Chikara – sumobryderens søn, 2013
Dancing for You
Every morning, 12-year-old Wiktor’s grandmother lovingly wakes him up. Once he’s had breakfast and gotten dressed, Wiktor is ready for an intense day at ballet school, where he and his classmates are rehearsing for an important performance. All the proud parents will be sitting in the front row, and while Wiktor’s kind grandmother will of course come, the young dancer is desperately hoping that his father, who lives abroad, will be there, too. Wiktor wants nothing more than to make his father proud.
International Documentary Film Festival (IDFA) – Best Children’s Documentary, 2019
Euganea Film Festival – Special Mention, 2019
Central and Eastern European Film Festival “CinEast” – Audience Award for Best Short Documentary, 2019
A graduate of the renowned Film School in Lodz, Poland. Her short documentary Dancing for you has won the main prize at IDFA for Best Children’s Documentary in the Kids & Doc section. Her other short documentaries are widely shown in film festivals all around the world.
Sashka / Saszka, 2018
A New Tomorrow, 2017
Our Little Game / Taka nasza gra, 2015
My Brother’s Life, 2015
To the Moon and Back
It’s summertime, and Kess is enjoying her vacation with friends at the outdoor swimming pool. She has just said farewell to elementary school and is getting ready to start high school. Her older sister Bo died when Kess was nearly five years old. She keeps Bo’s things close to her and hopes that the two of them will stay connected somehow. But she’s scared that her memories of Bo will fade with time. As Kess doesn’t want her new classmates to pity her, she wonders how much she wants to share with them, hoping to be seen as independent from her sister, and being able to create her own story.
Director and designer from The Netherlands who specializes in digital storytelling. She graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven and the Sandberg Institute works for Mediamatic Art Centre in Amsterdam. As an independent maker, she has developed award-winning interactive productions in a wide range of media, from Virtual Reality, web documentary, animation to spatial interactive installations.
A Temporary Contract, 2017
Drawing Room, 2015
Director: Simon Lereng Wilmont
Screenplay: Simon Lereng Wilmont
Cinematography: Simon Lereng Wilmont
Editing: Michael Aaglund, Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen
Sound: Rune Palving
Music: Ali Helnwein
Producer: Maria Stevnbak Westergren
Production: Toolbox Film
Denmark, 2019, 22 min.
Dancing for You
Director: Katarzyna Lesisz
Screenplay: Katarzyna Lesisz
Cinematography: Michał Dymek, Sebastian Weber
Editing: Michał Poddębniak
Producer: Justyna Koronkiewicz
Production: Ewa Jastrzebska / Munk Studio – Polish Filmmakers Association
Poland, 2018, 18 min.
To the Moon and back
Director: Sara Kolster
Screenplay: Sara Kolster
Cinematography: Rogier Timmermans
Editing: Riekje Ziengs
Animation: Sara Kolster, Tonke Koppelaar
Sound: Anneloes Pabbruwee, Eric Leek
Music: Roald van Oosten
Producer: Anouk Houtman
Production: Basalt Film
The Netherlands, 2019, 16 min.