Call for entries for Swede Fest 16, festival set for December 10

Swede Fest 16 is coming on Saturday, December 10 and will be returning to The Tower Theatre so you know what that means: it’s time for the gears in your head to start turning to generate some swede-tastically awesome ideas! Grab your friends and family, browse your DVD or Netflix library, start collecting cardboard boxes from your nearest dumpster, because before you know it Swede Fest 16 will be upon us! The deadline for entries is Monday, December 5 at 11:59 p.m but there’s no time like the present to start your creative process. Don’t be shy about turning in your entry early!  Time limit is still 4 minutes and your entry must be suitable for all ages. It’s free to submit and everyone of all ages is encouraged to swede their favorite films. Although it’s not required, we like to hear from people who are planning to submit so we can start planning out the program. So if you are going to create one, drop us an email at info@swedefest.com to give us a heads up! 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. Happy sweding!

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.

So what’s the deal with the next Swede Fest?

It’s May and a lot of people have been wondering about the next installment of Swede Fest. We want to bring you guys the best experience possible and in order to concentrate on the next evolution of the festival we’re skipping May and will only have one event this year. But rest assured, Swede Fest 15 will still be held in 2015, just late 2015. Swede Fest 15 in 2015. It’s too perfect, and it shall happen… just as the swede gods intended. All the particulars will be announced in the coming months, but don’t let that stop your creative process. If you feel the need to swede, we say start planning now! Keep your browsers aimed to this site as well as Facebook and Twitter for future announcements and help us keep the swede dream alive. We’re hoping to continue growing Swede Fest into an even cooler event and we’re determined to take it to the next level. Swede on, friends!

Swede Fest 14 wrap-up

And just like that, another Swede Fest is behind us. You helped us pack The Tower Theatre with over 500 people to watch 26 awesome entries. 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, Geekwise Academy: without your help this event would not be what it is today, thank you so much. Our volunteers: without you, the event would not run so smoothly so thanks to Alexa, Chloe, Thong, Juan, and Luis. For people that have been asking, the awesome poster design was done by Kirk James. 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 15, coming in 2015.