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.

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 …

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!