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.

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!