Swede Fest X date & venue announced

I was leaving Corridor 2122 back in August of 2008 feeling pretty good that 30+ people had shown up for our fledgling little film festival. No one knew what was going to happen or what to expect but people came and that was a pretty awesome feeling. I knew at that point that we had something special with Swede Fest and we had to keep doing it, if at very least to see what would happen. What happened is that we kept growing. And growing. And growing. Here we are, 4 years later and we’ve reached double digits and that calls for a little celebration, methinks. And here’s the first little bit: We’re happy to announce that the historic Tower Theatre will be the site of Swede Fest X! This event is sponsored by Gotta Love Fresno, ABC30, Fresno Filmworks and The Tower Theatre and will remain FREE FOR ALL AGES! It will go down on Sunday, November 11th with doors opening at 6pm so please help spread the word so we can pack out the place for the Fresno original. We have a bunch of cool stuff planned for this event which we will be announcing at future dates, including our poster reveal. In the mean time, I hope you guys are working on your entries because that November 5th deadline is right around the corner. If you want to see your film on the big screen at the Tower Theatre, you better get it in soon!  If you have any questions, please email us at info@swedefest.com but in the mean time, GET SWEDING!

Call For Entries: Swede Fest X

Ten. There’s something special about that number. And it’s even MORE special when something that started in a downtown Fresno art gallery as an experiment to help build the local filmmaking community grows to such epic proportions that we’re celebrating reaching that number of feativals. But here we are, against all odds and still going strong. Swede Fest X is on for November 2012 right here in Fresno and we need your entry to help make it extra special! Consider this your invitation to join us in the fun! WE NEED YOUR ENTRIES! Swede Fest wouldn’t be as entertaining without your entry and don’t you want the opportunity to see your film with your friends & family on the big screen? Of course you do! The deadline for entries is Monday, November 5th at 11:59 pm. Because of time constraints, we will again only be accepting the first 20 entries, so get started on your film and get it to us ASAP! As usual, the time limit for entries is 4 minutes, it must be suitable for all ages and contain no content that violates any laws. Film enthusiasts of all ages are encouraged to swede their favorite films and it is free to submit. If you have any further questions or if you have a film you want to enter, please email us at info@swedefest.com and we will guide you on how to get us your film. This is just the tip of the iceberg! Be sure to check out all the previous entries to help the creative spark and we’ll be back soon with more details regarding the event. We will be announcing the set date for the event as well as more info on the venue in the near future so keep it tuned right here and DumbDrum.com for all the deets. And this …