|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter, film producer|
|Partner(s)||Annette K Olesen|
Sandgren studied Film Science and Philosophy at Stockholm University from 1976 to 1979 and then moved to Denmark where he studied film direction at the National Film School of Denmark from 1979 to 1982. After graduation, he worked as a writer and director of films in both Sweden and Denmark.
He won the Golden Bear award for Best Short Film at the 1984 Berlin International Film Festival with his film Cykelsymfonien (The Bicycle Symphony). His 1989 film Miraklet i Valby (Miracle at Valby) won the Grand Prize at the 2nd Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival held in February 1991. It also won the awards for Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay at the 25th Guldbagge Awards. He was nominated again for the Guldbagge Award for Best Director in 1993 for the film The Slingshot.
|The Shooter (2013 film)||2013||Screenplay||Feature|
|To Love Someone||2008||Direction||Feature|
|Awakening||2008||Script consultant||Short fiction|
|The Big Day||2005||Associate producer||Feature|
|Flies on the Wall||2005||Direction||Feature|
|The Babylon Disease||2004||Producer||Feature|
|Beyond (2000 film)||2000||Direction||Feature|
|Big Men, Little Men||1995||Direction||Feature|
|Miracle in Valby||1989||Direction||Feature|
|Emma's Shadow||1988||Screenplay assistance||Feature|
|Drengen i træet||1988||Direction||Short fiction|
|Peter von Scholten (film)||1987||Assistant director||Feature|
|The Secret of John||1985||Direction||Short fiction|
|The Element of Crime||1984||Assistant director||Feature|
|Haiti Express||1983||Assistant director||Feature|
|Rubber Tarzan||1981||Assistant director||Feature|
- "Åke Sandgren". Swedish Film Institute. Retrieved 19 September 2009.[dead link]
- "Berlin International Film Festival 1984". IMdB. Retrieved 19 September 2009.
- "YUBARI INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL'91". yubarifanta. Retrieved 19 September 2009.
- "The Miracle in Valby". The Swedish Film Database. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
- "Kådisbellan (1993)". Swedish Film Institute. 23 March 2014.