Swede Fest returns to Tower Theatre on May 19th, “Be Kind Rewind” screening before festival

Film lovers rejoice, it’s time for the eleventh installment of Fresno’s very own Swede Fest. We’re returning to the historic Tower Theatre on Sunday, May 19th, doors open at 6 p.m. It’s FREE and suitable for ALL AGES. Thanks to our wonderful sponsors for making this all possible: Gotta Love Fresno, Fresno Filmworks, The Tower Theatre, Valley Public Radio and the Fresno Arts Council. And if that wasn’t enough, Fresno Filmworks is screening “Be Kind Rewind,” the 2008 feature film that inspired the “sweding” movement, prior to Swede Fest 11 at 3 p.m. at The Tower Theatre. Tickets for “Be Kind Rewind” are $5 and are available in advance online at FresnoFilmworks.org or at the Tower Theatre box office. If you’ve never seen the film, check out the trailer below! Just as a reminder, the deadline to submit your entry is Monday, May 13th at 11:59 p.m. so get started and you could be watching your film on the big screen at the festival. Check out our previous post regarding how to enter and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitiate to emai us at info@swedefest.com. We have some more cool announcements coming soon so keep checking back here or follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the most up to date information. See you all on May 19th!

Call for entries! Deadline for Swede Fest 11 submissions announced

It’s 2013 and after after 5 years, Swede Fest is going as strong as ever here in Fresno. With May approaching, the time for you to start the creative process has come as we need your entries for Swede Fest 11! We will be announcing an exact date, time & venue in the near future as well as revealing our poster design for the event but for now, we’re announcing the deadline for you to get us your entry. The deadline for entries is Monday, May 13th at 11:59 p.m. That means you have over 2 months to get your team together, brainstorm and shoot you creative endeavor. 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. If you need a little inspiration, feel free to visit our library of past entries right here and the ideas will be flowing in no time! Although it’s not necessary, we like to hear from people submitting films ahead of time to plan better for the program so if you are intending to submit, please drop us an email at info@swedefest.com to give us a heads up and if you have any questions about anything relating to Swede Fest, the same email will get you answers. We’re looking forward to see all of your creativity displayed …

Swede Fest X – That’s a wrap!

Thanks to everyone who created a swede and who came out for our 10th installment of Swede Fest. We had an estimated 500 people in attendance, our biggest event yet, and we couldn’t be happier with how it all turned out. We hope you were entertained and, more importantly, inspired to create your own sweded film. And speaking of that, Swede Fest 11 is coming May 2013, so start brainstorming and stocking up on cardboard now! In the meantime, we’ll be uploading all the films from Swede Fest X here on the website soon!  You might also check out what’s going on our with our sister Swede Fests in Tampa Bay and Palm Beach. Get swedin’!