Award Winner DOK.international & DOK.fest Award of the SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit
The DOK.fest Award of the SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit is sponsored by B.O.A.Videofilmkunst and endowed with 3,000 Euros. This year's award goes to Simon Lereng Wilmont for his film THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS. “Rarely there has been a story about a grandmother and her grandchild told so poetically”, the jury stated. “A majestic and deeply moving lovestory, that visualises everyday life of war children.”
THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS
10-year-old Oleg lives with his beloved grandmother in eastern Ukraine close to the front line. His everyday life is dictated by war. The film vividly shows what it means to be a child in times of conflict and to have to grow up fast.
Camera: Simon Wilmont. Sound: Pietu Korhonen, Heikki Kossi, Peter Albrechtsen. Editing: Michael Aaglund. Music: Erik Enockson, Uno Helmersson, Erik Enocksson. Production: Final Cut for Real. Producer: Monica Hellström. Length: 90 min. International Sales: Cinephil / DFI