The Traffic Separating Device (2018)

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In order to rectify the poor bus accessibility at Slussen station, the city council, as per the municipal board’s recommendation, erects so-called ‘bus traps’ on the street. The ensuing chaos gives rise to a tragi-comic societal satire no one saw coming. – Annie Karlsson
Director and DoP: Johan Palmgren
Sound: Lisa Gustafsson
Editor: Julian Antell
Music: Niko Röhlcke
Sound mix: Istvan Stenberg
Graphics: Maria Kask
Additional photo: Lisa Gustafsson, Juan José de Viciola and Sebastian Lejon
Producer: Johan Palmgren
Produced by Vindelfilm in collaboration with Swedish Television/Helena Ingelsten
Niko Röhlcke

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– Best Documentary Short Film, Falcon International Film Festival, London October 2018

– Leeds International Film Fest, 1-15/11 2018

– DOC NYC, 8-15/11 2018

– Asiana International Short Film Festival, 1-6/11 2018

– Dehli Shorts, 28/10 2018

– Valladolid International Film Festival, 26/10 2018

– Short Riga, 24-27/10 2018

– New Swedish Docs, Switzerland 11/9 2018

– Live at heart, Örebro 2-8/9 2018

– Ammarnäs Filmfestival, 4-7/7 2018

– Hot Docs, 1/5 2018

– Film Fest Sundsvall, 12/4 2018

– Tempo International Film Festival, 10/3 2018

– Göteborg international Film Festival, 27/1 2018

– The film was broadcasted on Swedish Television during the spring 2018.

– The film has been accepted at Moscow Film Festival and Aspen Film Festival.





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