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

It’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 …

Swede Fest comes to ZappConn this weekend, hosts panel on swedeing

  As the date for Swede Fest 14 approaches, we still are trying to spread the good word about our little film festival. And this weekend brings us ZappCon, the first edition of the newest convention to come to Fresno which will be covering comics, toys, movies and gaming. Swede Fest will have a booth there and not only that, we will be hosting a panel on Saturday, October 18th at 3:30 p.m. so if you are attending and want to learn more about Swede fest or just have some questions for us, swing by! if you look up on top of this very post, you will see the first look at our poster art for Swede Fest 14, designed by Kirk James. Hope you guys make it out this weekend and if you don’t, I hope it’s because you’re working on your entry for Swede Fest 14. Remember: entries are due Nov. 17th so if you need a reminder of the rules, peep out this post.

Swede Fest 14 coming Nov 23 to Tower Theatre, entries due Nov 17

Ah the sweet relief of fall is right around the corner and with that brings us to another Swede Fest announcement. We will be returning to The Tower Theatre for Swede Fest 14 on Sunday, November 23 and the event will remain FREE and ALL AGES, just like it’s always been! So save that date and tell everyone you know to show up for a good time! And you know what will make it an even MORE special time? Seeing your own sweded creation up on the big screen, of course! The deadline for entries is Monday, November 17 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. 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. 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.

Swede Fest 13 poster revealed, “Dr. Strangelove” screening announced

There’s about a month left before your entry for Swede Fest 13 is due on May 12th and with that, we’re showing off the new artwork for the festival as well as announcing that Fresno Filmworks will hold a special screening of the Stanley Kubrick classic “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb” after the festival. Ticket for the screening of the Kurick classic will be $5 and the show starts at 8 p.m. at the Tower Theatre. Of course Swede Fest beforehand is still free to attend so no worries about that. Do you need a refresher? Hit up the break and catch the film’s trailer and make plans to join us on May 17th for a day of film goodness in Fresno. And don’t forget to join our Event Page on Facebook if you haven’t already!