The Traffic Separating Device

A Film by Johan Palmgren

Synopsis

SPÅRVIDDSHINDER.
A traffic separating device is installed in the middle of Stockholm. It is supposed to keep normal cars away and only let buses pass. It turns into a disaster as normal cars continue to go there and hundreds of cars get destroyed every week. Tragic and funny situations occur and we follow the whole mess of human failures.

Director

  • Picture of Johan Palmgren © Johan Palmgren

    Johan Palmgren

    Johan Palmgren has worked on a large number of films for 20 years. He has won many prizes.

Awards + Festivals

  • GÖTEBORG FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Göteborg, Sweden)January 27, 2018
  • 19th TEMPO INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Stockholm, Sweden)March 10, 2018
  • FILM FEST SUNDSVALL 2018 (Official Selection, Sweden)April 12, 2018
  • 37th HOT DOCS (Official Selection, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)May 1, 2018
  • LIVE AT HEART 2018 (Official Selection, Örebro, Scandinavia)September 2, 2018
  • 3rd SHORT RIGA (Official Selection, Riga, Latvia)September 7, 2018
  • NEW SWEDISH DOCS 2018 (Official Selection, Zurich, Switzerland)September 11, 2018
  • *HONORABLE MENTION: DOCUMENTARY SHORT*
    3rd LOS ANGELES FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Los Angeles, CA, USA)October 11, 2018
  • 7th DELHI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Delhi, India)October 28, 2018
  • 15th ASIANA INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Seoul, Korea)November 1, 2018
  • 32nd LEEDS INT’L FILM FEST (Official Selection, UK)November 1, 2018
  • 9th DOC NYC (Official Selection, USA)November 8, 2018
  • 9th WILLIAMSBURG INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, NYC, USA)November 15, 2018
  • *SPECIAL MENTION*
    7th MUMBAI SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mumbai, India)December 2, 2018
  • *BEST DOCUMENTARY*
    1st INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF SRIGANGANAGAR (Official Selection, Sriganganagar, India)January 19, 2019
  • 6th TALLY SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tallahassee, FL, USA)January 25, 2019
  • 5th FILMKREIS SHORTS EVENT (Official Selection, Darmstadt, Germany)January 31, 2019
  • 16th OXFORD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Oxford, Mississipi, USA)February 6, 2019
  • 4th INDIE-LINCS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lincolnshire, UK)February 14, 2019
  • 6th DOCFEED (Official Selection, Eindhoven, Netherlands)February 21, 2019
  • *AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD*
    1st BRISTOL REBEL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bristol, UK)February 23, 2019
  • 3rd FALCON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)February 26, 2019
  • 6th RED DIRT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Edmond, OK, USA)March 1, 2019
  • 5th MANCHESTER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Manchester, UK)March 3, 2019
  • 25th SAN LUIS OBISPO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, San Luis Obispo, California)March 13, 2019
  • 5th BEESTON FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beeston Nottingham, United Kingdom)March 13, 2019
  • 16th WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tartu, Estonia)March 18, 2019
  • 13th ANNUAL SUNCOAST CREDIT UNION GASPARILLA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tampa, Florida, USA)March 19, 2019
  • FALCON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)March 20, 2019
  • 4th SOMA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Maplewood, NJ, USA)March 20, 2019
  • 3rd OREGON DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wilsonville, OR, USA)March 23, 2019
  • 21st MECAL PRO - BARCELONA INT'L SHORT AND ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Barcelona, Spain)March 28, 2019
  • 1st HEART OF ENGLAND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Coventry, United Kingdom)March 28, 2019
  • 9th THE FORT MYERS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Fort Myers, FL, USA)April 1, 2019
  • 11th GO SHORT - INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL NIJMEGEN (Official Selection, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)April 3, 2019
  • 4th THE UNDEPENDENCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Edinburgh, United Kingdom)April 6, 2019
  • 5th SYDNEY WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sydney, Australia)April 7, 2019
  • 14th THE MYRTLE BEACH INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Myrtle Beach, South Carolin, USA)April 9, 2019
  • 20th CROSSROADS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Madison, Mississippi, USA)April 11, 2019
  • 18th ASHLAND INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ashland, OR, USA)April 11, 2019
  • 8th RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Richmond, VA, USA)April 23, 2019
  • 20th CELLU L’ART KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jena, Germany)April 23, 2019
  • 49th ANNUAL USA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dallas, Texas, USA)April 24, 2019
  • 13th MANHATTAN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Manhattan, USA)April 24, 2019
  • 8th KYIV INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kyiv, Ukraine)April 24, 2019
  • 5th LONGUE VUE SUR LE COURT (Official Selection, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)April 24, 2019
  • 42th GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE (Official Selection, Selb, Germany)April 25, 2019
  • 3rd ARC FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mainz, Germany)April 25, 2019
  • 3rd ANNUAL JIM THORPE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jim Thorpe, PA, USA)April 25, 2019
  • 9th DADA SAHEB PHALKE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Greater Noida, India)April 30, 2019
  • 13th FLATPACK FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Birmingham, UK)April 30, 2019
  • ENNESIMO FILM FESTIVAL 2019 (Official Selection, Fiorano Modenese, Italy)May 3, 2019
  • 5th INTERNATIONAL MOTION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nicosia, Cyprus)May 6, 2019
  • 61st ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rochester, NY, USA)May 9, 2019
  • 8th INTERNATIONAL FILMMAKER FESTIVAL OF NEW YORK (Official Selection, New Jersey, USA)May 17, 2019
  • SPECIAL MUSEUM SCREENING @ GO SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Special Event, Eindhoven, Netherland)May 23, 2019
  • 2nd SA INDIE FILM FEST (Official Selection, Cape Town, South Africa)May 24, 2019
  • 8th CARMARTHEN BAY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Llanelli, Wales, UK)May 27, 2019
  • 1st CHELTENHAM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cheltenham, United Kingdom)May 27, 2019
  • SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL & ASIA 2019 (Non-Fiction Competition, Tokyo, Japan)May 29, 2019
  • 3rd OKOTOKS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Alberta, Canada)May 31, 2019
  • 23rd NEW JERSEY INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)June 1, 2019
  • 2nd GEORGIA DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Atlanta, GA, USA)June 1, 2019
  • 3rd IL VARCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pescara, Italy)June 6, 2019
  • 4th DOOR KINETIC ARTS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Door County, WI, USA)June 9, 2019
  • 8th BANGALORE SHORTS FILMFEST (Official Selection, Bangalore, India)June 9, 2019
  • 3rd THE BUDDHA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 9, 2019
  • 1st NORTHEAST MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dillard, Georgia, USA)June 14, 2019
  • 7th SNAKE ALLEY FESTIVAL OF FILM (Official Selection, Burlington, USA)June 20, 2019
  • 15th FEST - NEW DIRECTORS, NEW FILMS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Espinho, Portugal)June 24, 2019
  • 5th REBEL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bristol, United Kingdom)June 29, 2019
  • *2nd PLACE: BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT*
    15th REELHEART INTERNATIONAL FILM AND SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Toronto, Canada)July 1, 2019
  • 8th KO:SH FILM FEST (Official Selection, Tirana, Albania)July 2, 2019
  • 4th INDEPENDENT STARFILMFEST (Official Selection, Freising, Germany)July 6, 2019
  • 2nd HONG KONG FILM ART INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hong Kong)July 6, 2019
  • 17th MANLLEU FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Manlleu, Barcelona, Spain)July 11, 2019
  • 8th KOLKATA SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kolkata, India)July 21, 2019
  • 20th REAL TO REEL INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kings Mountain, NC, USA)July 24, 2019
  • 23rd AVANCA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Avanca, Portugal)July 24, 2019
  • 4th CORDILLERA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Reno, Nevada, USA)July 25, 2019
  • 4th BE EPIC! LONDON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)August 2, 2019
  • LISBON FILM RENDEZVOUS 2019 (Official Selection, Lisbon, Portugal)August 4, 2019
  • *AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT*
    5th CONCEPCIÓN INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Concepción, Bío Bío, Chile)August 6, 2019
  • 4th CANAL DE PANAMA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Panamá, Panama)August 15, 2019
  • 11th LVIV INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - WIZ-ART (Official Selection, Lviv, Ukraine)August 19, 2019
  • 13th THE SHORT CINEMA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Leicester, UK)August 20, 2019
  • 10th MAKEDOX FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Skopje, Macedonia)August 21, 2019
  • 4th DEFY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nashville, TN, USA)August 23, 2019
  • 4th FARM FILM FESTIVAL 2019 (Official Selection, Favara, Italy)August 29, 2019
  • 24th PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL 2019 (Official Selection, London, UK)August 29, 2019
  • *FIRST PRIZE WINNER*
    28th CABBAGETOWN SHORT FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cabbagetown, Toronto, Canada)September 4, 2019
  • 3rd MANIFESTO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)September 6, 2019
  • 17th MÜNSTER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Münster, Germany)September 18, 2019
  • 14th BUFFALO NIAGARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amherst, NY, USA)September 18, 2019
  • 4th CROSSING THE SCREEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Eastbourne, UK)September 19, 2019
  • 5th FOOTCANDLE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hickory, NC, USA)September 27, 2019
  • 12th FILMZEIT KAUFBEUREN (Official Selection, Kaufbeuren, Germany)September 30, 2019
  • 5th MINIKINO FILM WEEK (Official Selection, Bali, Indonesia)October 5, 2019
  • 16th FILMFEST EBERSWALDE (Official Selection, Eberswalde, Germany)October 12, 2019
  • 16th DC SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Washington, DC, USA)October 19, 2019
  • 7th ART FESTIVAL OF MIAMI (Official Selection, Miami, FL, USA)October 20, 2019
  • 2nd LINZ INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Linz, Austria)November 7, 2019
  • AARETALER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Trimstein, Switzerland)November 15, 2019

Crew

Director
Johan Palmgren
Screenplay
Johan Palmgren, Julian Antell, Mattias Grosin
Producer
Johan Palmgren
Director of Photography
Johan Palmgren
Art Direction
Maria Kask
Sound
Lisa Gustafsson
Editor
Julian Antell
Sound Design
Istvan Stenberg
Music
Niko Röhlcke

Details

Running Time
15 minutes
Shooting Format
Digital HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR & PRODUCER

Johan Palmgren
johanpalmgren@gmail.com