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Åke Sandgren

(1955 – )

Director. Born 13 May 1955, Umeå, Sweden. Åke Sandgren graduated as a director from the National Film School of Denmark in 1982. Since his debut feature film, "Miracle in Valby" (1989), Sandgren has served as director, writer and producer.



Sandgren wrote and directed the Dogme film "Truly Human" (2001) and the political thriller "Flies on the Wall" (2005), and he wrote the script and produced Birger Larsen's children's film "Super Brother" (2009). Among Sandgren's initiatives as a producer is the low-budget concept "Director's Cut" in collaboration with screenwriter Lars Kjeldgaard. The concept brought about, among other films, Christoffer Boe's Caméra d'Or winner "Reconstruction" (2003), Morten Arnfred's "Move Me!" (2003) and Jacob Thuesen "Accused" (2005).



Before film school Sandgren graduated in film studies at Stockholm University. Over the years he has written and directed a number of films in Sweden.



In 2014 appointed film commissioner at the Danish Film Institute.

Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
The Shooter 2013 Screenplay, Producer DK/Feature
Super brother 2009 Screenplay, Producer DK/Feature
Headhunter 2009 Producer, Writer DK/Feature
Den man älsker 2008 Direction Feature
Awakening 2008 Script consultant DK/Short fiction
Flies on the wall 2005 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Accused 2005 Associate producer DK/Feature
Den store dag 2005 Associate producer DK/Feature
The Babylon disease 2004 Producer Feature
Move Me! 2003 Producer DK/Feature
Reconstruction 2003 Producer DK/Feature
Truly Human 2001 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Dykkerne 2000 Direction DK/Feature
The Slingshot 1993 Direction, Script Feature
Miracle in Valby 1989 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Drengen i træet 1988 Direction, Script Short fiction
Emma's shadow 1988 Screenplay assistance DK/Feature
Peter von Scholten 1987 Assistant director DK/Feature
Johannes' hemmelighed 1985 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
The element of crime 1984 Assistant director, Director: 2. unit DK/Feature
Rainfox 1984 Assistant director DK/Feature
Cykelsymfonien 1983 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
Isfugle 1983 Assistant director DK/Feature
Haiti Express 1983 Assistant director DK/Feature
Manden der drømte at han vågnede 1982 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
Rubber Tarzan 1981 Assistant director DK/Feature

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
OCIC Award 2001 San Sebastian International Film Festival 2001 Et rigtigt menneske
NDR, Förderpreis 2001 Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2001 Et rigtigt menneske
Baltic Film Prize 2001 Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2001 Et rigtigt menneske
Holden Award, Best Screenplay 2001 Torino International Film Festival 2001 Et rigtigt menneske
FIPRESCI Best New Director of the Year 2003 San Sebastian International Film Festival 2003 Reconstruction
FIPRESCI Best New Director of the Year 2003 Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2003 Reconstruction
Amanda Nordic Debut of the Year 2003 Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2003 Reconstruction
Camera d'Or 2003 Cannes, Quinzaine des Réalisateurs 2003 Reconstruction
Label Regards Jeune 2003 Cannes, Quinzaine des Réalisateurs 2003 Reconstruction
Prix de la jeunes 2003 Semaine de la Critique, Cannes 2003 Reconstruction
Camera d'or 2003 Semaine de la Critique, Cannes 2003 Reconstruction
Best Cinematography 2003 Chicago International Film Festival 2003 Reconstruction
Audience Award - Best International Film 2004 Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2004 Reconstruction
Best Film 2004 Sofia International Film Festival 2004 Reconstruction
Best Director 2004 Transilvania International Film Festival 2004 Reconstruction
3rd Best in Competition 2004 Torun, Camerimage 2004 Reconstruction
Sydsvenskans & BUFF Award 2010 Malmö, BUFF 2010 Superbror
Audience Award 2010 Tokyo Kinder Film Festival - Kineko 2010 Superbror
Special Mention 2010 Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2010 Superbror
CIFEJ prize 2010 Oulu Int. Children's Film Festival 2010 Superbror
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
Göteborg International Film Festival 2014-01-24 Skytten
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2013-11-07 Skytten
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2013-10-30 Skytten
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 2013-07-18 Skytten
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2013-05-29 Skytten
Oulu Int. Children's Film Festival 2011-11-21 Superbror
Les Arcs European Film Festival 2010-12-11 Reconstruction
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2010-11-19 Superbror
Oulu Int. Children's Film Festival 2010-11-15 Superbror
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2010-11-03 Superbror
Mumbai Film Festival 2010-10-21 Headhunter
London Film Festival 2010-10-13 Superbror
Warsaw International Film Festival 2010-10-08 Superbror
Tokyo Kinder Film Festival - Kineko 2010-08-19 Superbror
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 2010-07-15 Superbror
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2010-05-30 Superbror
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2010-04-27 Superbror
Stockholm Film Festival Junior 2010-04-19 Superbror
Malmö, BUFF 2010-03-16 Superbror
Berlinale 2010-02-11 Superbror
Göteborg International Film Festival 2010-01-29 Headhunter
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2009-11-04 Headhunter
London Film Festival 2009-10-14 Headhunter
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2007-11-08 Et rigtigt menneske
Taipei Film Festival 2007-06-22 Et rigtigt menneske
Torun, Camerimage 2006-11-25 Reconstruction
Göteborg International Film Festival 2006-01-27 Fluerne på væggen
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2005-11-11 Fluerne på væggen
Hamptons Film Festival 2005-10-19 Fluerne på væggen
SITGES Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic of Catalonia 2005-10-09 Reconstruction
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 2005-09-22 Fluerne på væggen
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2005-08-19 Fluerne på væggen
Cannes, Festival de 2005-05-11 Fluerne på væggen
Torun, Camerimage 2004-11-27 Reconstruction
Haifa International Film Festival 2004-09-30 Reconstruction
Sydney Film Festival 2004-06-11 Reconstruction
Transilvania International Film Festival 2004-05-28 Reconstruction
Vilnius International Film Festival 2004-04-30 Reconstruction
San Francisco Int. Film Festival 2004-04-15 Reconstruction
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2004-04-10 Reconstruction
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2004-04-06 Reconstruction
Buenos Aires, Mar Del Plata Int. FF 2004-03-11 Reconstruction
Sofia International Film Festival 2004-03-04 Reconstruction
Göteborg International Film Festival 2004-01-23 Reconstruction
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2003-11-22 Reconstruction
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2003-11-21 Reconstruction
London Film Festival 2003-10-22 Reconstruction
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 2003-10-07 Reconstruction
Morelia International Film Festival 2003-10-03 Reconstruction
Warsaw International Film Festival 2003-10-02 Reconstruction
Busan International Film Festival 2003-10-02 Reconstruction
Chicago International Film Festival 2003-10-02 Reconstruction
Los Angeles, Oscar Nomination Screening 2003-10-01 Reconstruction
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 2003-09-19 Reconstruction
San Sebastian International Film Festival 2003-09-18 Reconstruction
Helsinki Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2003-09-18 Reconstruction
Telluride Film Festival 2003-08-29 Reconstruction
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2003-08-17 Reconstruction
Semaine de la Critique, Cannes 2003-05-14 Reconstruction
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2003-04-05 Lykkevej
Vilnius International Film Festival 2003-03-22 Et rigtigt menneske
Berlinale 2003-02-06 Lykkevej
Göteborg International Film Festival 2003-01-24 Lykkevej
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2002-11-23 Et rigtigt menneske
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2002-10-18 Et rigtigt menneske
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2002-09-26 Et rigtigt menneske
Moscow Int. Film Festival 2002-06-21 Et rigtigt menneske
San Francisco Int. Film Festival 2002-04-18 Et rigtigt menneske
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2002-04-13 Et rigtigt menneske
New York New Directors/New Films 2002-03-24 Et rigtigt menneske
Sofia International Film Festival 2002-03-14 Et rigtigt menneske
Göteborg International Film Festival 2002-01-25 Et rigtigt menneske
Torino International Film Festival 2001-11-15 Et rigtigt menneske
London Film Festival 2001-11-07 Et rigtigt menneske
Los Angeles, AFI Int. Festival 2001-11-01 Et rigtigt menneske
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2001-11-01 Et rigtigt menneske
Bergen International Film festival 2001-10-19 Et rigtigt menneske
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 2001-10-08 Et rigtigt menneske
Chicago International Film Festival 2001-10-06 Et rigtigt menneske
San Sebastian International Film Festival 2001-09-21 Et rigtigt menneske
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2001-08-27 Et rigtigt menneske
Cannes, Festival de 2001-05-09 Et rigtigt menneske
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.