Swede Fest 15 wrap-up

And just like that, another Swede Fest is behind us. You helped us pack The Tower Theatre with almost 500 people to watch 27 awesome sweded films. If you didn’t make or just want to relive the magic, you can check out all the entries right here.

We’d like to thank everyone who submitted because without you, this festival would simply not exist!

We’d also like to thank our sponsors that make Swede Fest possible. Fresno Filmworks, The Tower Theatre, Haro Entertainment: thank you so much.

Our volunteers: without you, the event would not run so smoothly so thanks to Chelsea, Matt, Kyle, Thong, and Kevin. For people that have been asking, the awesome poster design was done by Alexa Westerfield. If you are interested in volunteering and helping Swede Fest become cooler, please drop us an email at info@swedefest.com and we’ll get in touch.

Thanks again and be sure to start thinking about YOUR entry for Swede Fest 16, coming in 2016.

Swede Fest 15 goes down Nov. 12, deadline for entries is Nov. 8

swede-fest-poster_v4It’s 2015 and right around the corner we have fall, Halloween and now Swede Fest 15. Yep, it’s time to get those creative hats out of the closet, get some friends together and create a masterpiece of homemade filmmaking! Swede Fest 15 will be held on Thursday, November 12th at the Tower Theater in the heart of the Tower District right here in Fresno. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the show will start at 7 p.m. Entry for the event remains absolutely free and as this is a family friendly event, it’s open to people of all ages.

Cool, so you’re going to the event and bringing some friends, right? That’s awesome but you know what would be even more awesome? If you went to the event and saw a movie that YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS made be shown on the big screen! WE NEED YOUR ENTRIES! The deadline for entries is Sunday, November 8 at 11:59 p.m. But there’s no time like the present to start your creative process.  Like always, will we show the first 20 entries we receive. So don’t be shy about turning in your entry early! Entries should be 4 minutes or under and suitable for all ages. It’s FREE to submit and everyone of all ages is encouraged to swede their favorite films. Once your film is completed, email us at info@swedefest.com and we’ll get you the instructions on how to get your film to us. Although it’s not required, we always like to hear from people who are planning to submit, so if you’re thinking about it drop us an email at info@swedefest.com and give us a heads up! And remember: emailing us ahead of time doesn’t hold your spot for the festival so getting us your entry earlier will give you a better chance of being screened!

If you need some inspiration, feel free to visit our library of past entries right here and the ideas will be flowing in no time! If you have any questions, please email us at info@swedefest.com. And thanks to Alexa Westerfield for creating that lovely poster art up there this year, be sure to follow her on Twitter right over here.