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Swede Fest 9 details announced

Swede Fest has taken on a life of it’s own the past few months but we haven’t forgot about where it all started! Central Valley ALL DAY!! And with that, we’re extremely happy to announce Swede Fest 9, coming Thursday, May 24th at 7 p.m. Now I know what you’re thinking? “Thursday?!” Well there’s a very good reason for changing it up this time as Swede Fest 9 will be taking place within the holy sanctum that is an actual movie theater!  That’s right, with a generous sponsorship from the fine folks over at GottaLoveFresno.com, the event will be taking place at Sierra Vista Cinemas 16 in Clovis and the price for entry will remain the same: FREE FOR ALL AGES! We’re so excited over here at Dumb Drum and we’ll be announcing more details soon. But for now we ask that you pencil in the date in your calendar and spread the word! 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 Sunday, May 20th 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 …

What is Swede Fest?

Swede Fest is the only film festival dedicated to sweded films. A sweded film is a summarized, low-budget recreation of a popular movie, starring you! The term comes from the 2008 film “Be Kind Rewind” directed by Michel Gondry, and in his words: “[Your film] doesn’t have to be good, it’s not a competition. It’s for people to make a movie and watch it.” That’s Swede Fest. The festival started in California but has grown to receive submissions from as far as the UK, France, Spain and Australia! Click here to watch films from past festivals.

Swede Fest happens every six months in Fresno, California and Tampa, Florida. If you’re interested in starting a Swede Fest in your area, contact us!