Johan Palmgren

Photographer, director, producer

Filmography of documentary films, Johan Palmgren


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2017 The Straw Goat
(Director, Producer, DOP. 40 minutes.)

Screened on SVT January 2016.

The Monster
(Co-director with Lisa Gustafsson, Producer, DOP. 29 minutes.)

Filmfestivals: Göteborg Film Festival January 29, 2017. Hot Docs May 2017!
 

2016 The Taxi Club
(Director, Producer, DOP. 58 minutes.)

Awards: Best Documentary film (Dziga Vertov Award) at Chicago Amarcord Arthouse Television & Video Fest Awards. Chicago, Illinois December 2016. Finalist in the category Best Documentary film or episode at Chicago Amarcord Arthouse Television & Video Fest Awards. Chicago, Illinois December 2016. Best Documentary (Feature) at Hollywood & Beyond Movie Awards/ Film Fest. Los Angeles, California December 2016. Semi-Finalist at Petaluma International Film Festival. Petaluma, California October 2016. July 2016 – Best Documentary Feature at Los Angeles International Independent Documentary Awards. Los Angeles, California July 2016. Foreign Documentary Feature Official Selection at Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards. Los Angeles, California July 17 2016. Official selection at Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival July 2016. Best Documentary for Hollywood & Beyond’s July 15 2016.

Screenings:
Official Selection Documentary Award at TEMPO. 10 March 2016.
Swedish Cinema release at Zita (premiere!), Kino (Lund), Panora (Malmö), Tellus (Stockholm), Cnema (Norrköping). May.
Screened at the Parliament. 25 May 2016.
Screened at Aftonbladet. 20 June 2016.

2015 The Sextemple
(Director, Producer, DOP. 80 minutes.)

Awards: Golden Award Winner: Documentary Feature – World Documentary Awards (WDA). Winner of St Lawrence Film Festival as Best Film. The 14th of December The Sex Temple wins the Award of Excellence at the Accolade Global Film Competition. Award of Excellence: Documentary Feature at Accolade Global Film Competition December 14, 2015. Golden Award Winner: Documentary Feature – World Documentary Awards (WDA).

Screenings: Official selection at San Antonio QFest International Film Festival Oktober 13 – Oktober 16, 2016 (http://www.pridesanantonio.org/qfest-film-festival.html). Official selection at SR(™) Reykjavik International Film Festival September 29 – Oktober 9, 2016 (http://riff.is/en/). Official selection at SR(™) Socially Relevant Film Festival New York (Rated SR) – 3rd edition – March 14-20, 2016 (http://www.ratedsrfilms.org/). The Sex Temple will also compete at the Austin Film Festival, USA, October 29 to November 5 (http://www.austinfilmfestival.com). Doc Lounge in Kalmar is to have an outdoor screening of the film on August 21 (http://doclounge.se/kalmar). The film is to be shown on SVT2 Thursday, August 27 at 20:00 and replay Sunday, August 30 at 23:55. Then at SVT Play.
The Sex Temple was screened June 10 2015 on Ammarnas Film Festival. Tempo Dokumentärfilmsfestival March 7, 2015. Ammarnäs Filmfestival June 7, 2015. Austin Filmfestival October 30 2015.
 

Tales of Slussen – the hidden city
(Director, Producer, DOP. 58 minutes.)
 

The Road to madness
(Director together with Åsa Blanck and photographer. 58 minutes.)
 

Life begins at a hundered
(Co-photographer. 58 minutes.)
 

Kvartersdoktorn försöker bli pensionär
(Photographer. 58 minutes.)
 

2014 Ferdinand – The True Story
(Director together with Åsa Blanck and DOP. 29 minuter.)
 
Feed me
(Photographer. 2 minutes.)
 

2013 Grandpa & me and a helicopter to heaven
(Co-director with Åsa Blanck and DOP. 14 minutes.)

Awards: Golden Tine Award for Best Short Drama, Devour, Wolfville, Canada, November 12, 2014. Grand Prix, CAT Festival, Moscow, Russia, June 1, 2014. Best Documentary Short Award, Reel Shorts Film Festival, Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada, May 7, 2014. The audience award for best short film, Los Angeles Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA, June 13, 2013. Best documentary, Aspen Shortfest, Aspen, USA, April 9, 2013. Best documentary, Victoria Independent Film Festival, Victoria, TX, USA, April 4, 2013.

Film Festivals: Nordic Film Days in Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany, October 30, 2013. Port Townsend Film Festival, Washington, USA, September 27, 2013. Milwaukee Film Festival, Milwaukee, USA, September 26, 2013.Madrid International Film Festival. Madrid, Spain, July 3, 2013. Pärnu International Documentary Film Festival, Pärnu, Estonia, July 1, 2013.Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, June 21, 2013. Newport Beach Film Festival, Newport, USA, April 25, 2013. Tempofestivalen, Stockholm, Sweden, March 4, 2013.

 

The Flogsta Roar
(Director, producer. 18 minutes.)

Awards: First price in Best Documentary Short Film, Sonoma International Film Festival, USA, April 10, 2013.

Film Festivals: James Dublin International Film Festival, Dublin, Ireland, March 19, 2014. Zagreb Docs, Zagreb, Croatia, March 2, 2014. Liverpool Lift-Off Film Festival, Liverpool, England, February 26, 2014. Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival, USA, December 6, 2013. IDA Documentary Awards, Los Angeles, USA, December 6, 2013. Miami Short Film Festival, Miami, USA, November 8, 2013. Chicago International Documentary Festival, Chicago, USA, October 10, 2013. Phenom Film Fest, USA, September 19, 2013. Cincinnati Film Festival, Cincinnati, USA, September 5, 2013. HollyShorts Film Festival, USA, August 15, 2013. Columbia Gorge International Film Festival, USA, August 14, 2013. Los Angeles Lift-Off International Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA, August 1, 2013. Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico, July 19, 2013. Madrid International Film Festival, Madrid, Spain, July 3, 2013. Pärnu International Documentary Film Festival, Pärnu, Estonia, July 1, 2013. Intendence Film Festival, Colorado, USA, June 26, 2013. Edinburgh International Film Festival. Edinburgh, Scotland, June 21, 2013. Palm Springs International ShortFest, Palm Springs, CA, USA, June 18, 2013. Seattle International Film Festival, Seattle, USA, May 16, 2013. Tempofestivalen, Stockholm, Sweden, March 4, 2013. Flickerfest, Australia , January 11, 2013.

 

Displaced Perssons
(Co-director with Åsa Blanck and DOP. 85 minutes.)

Awards: Best European Intercultural Television Programme of the Year 2013, Prix Europa, Berlin, Germany, October 23, 2013.

Film festivals: IDFA, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands, November 19, 2014. Inconvenient Films, Vilnius, Lithuania, October 23, 2014. CinéDOC, Tbilisi, Georgia, October 14, 2014. IFF “Message2Man”, Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 21, 2014. International Film Festival Kratkofil Plus, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 23, 2014. Tempofestivalen, Stockholm, Sweden, March 4, 2013.
 

The tears of king Porno
(Co-DOP. Director Fredrik von Krusenstierna. 85 minutes.)

 

2012 Tales of Slussen
(Director, producer, DOP. 58 minutes.)

Cinema: Zita in Stockholm.

 

2011 The great liberty
(Co-DOP. Director Åsa Blanck. 85 minutes.)

 

The Doctors, a tv-series
(Co-director with Åsa Blanck, DOP. 7 x 28 minutes.)

Award: The biggest Swedish documentary prize: Eric Forsgrens filmpris.

 

2010 Endless love
(Co-director with Åsa Blanck, DOP. 14 minutes.)

 

2009 Under a layer of snow
(Director, producer, Co-DOP. 58 minutes.)

Film Festival: Tromsö Film Festival.

 

2008 The Deceiver
(Co-director with Åsa Blanck, DOP. 85 minutes.)

Film Festivals: Leipzig International Film Festival, Leipzig, Germany, October 17, 2011. Wroclaw International Film Festival, Wroclaw, Polen, July 21, 2011. Hot Docs, Canada, April 28, 2011. Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Durham, North Carolina, April 2, 2011.

 

Anders & Harri
(Co-director with Åsa Blanck, DOP. 14 minutes.)

Awards: Best documentary at Minsk International Film Festival, Audience award at Look&Roll International Film Festival in Basel, First prize at Breaking Down Barriers International Film Festival in Sochi, Russia (oktober 2010). Honorary award at Grimstad International Short Film Festival.

Film Festivals: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Nordic Panorama in Odense, Denmark. Helsinki International Film Festival. International Short Film Festival, Nijmegen, Holland. Norweigan Short Film Festival.

 

2007 Spring in the air, Sverker Åström
(Co-director with Åsa Blanck, DOP. 58 minutes.)

 

2006 The Substitute
(Co-director with Åsa Blanck, DOP. 85 minutes.)

Awards: The finest Swedish prize “Guldbaggen”, Best documentary Oslo
IFF, Best documentary at Pärnu Film Festival.

Film Festivals: Silver Docs Film Festival, Washington, USA. Osaka International Film Festival, Japan. Copenhagen Doxx, Denmark.

 

2003 Ebba & Torgny and love’s wondrous ways
(Co-director with Åsa Blanck, DOP. 58 minutes.)

Awards: Best documentary at Leipzig Film Festival, Best documentary at Pärnu Film Festival.

 

2001 Mulishani Mulishani
(Director, producer, DOP. 35 minutes.)

Awards: The Rizla award at Brief encounters in Bristol, The
National Geographic first prize at Flicker Fest in Australia, The audience award at Vila do Conde. First Prize World Fest, Houston.

Festivals: The International Film Festival of Turin. Molodist Film Festival, Kiev.