Winners of Swede Fest X grants announced, poster design unveiled

After sifting through all the entries, the Fresno Arts Council has selected the four winners of the $50 grants for Swede Fest X. Come November 11th, you will be seeing entries from: – Vince Consentino – Troy Cooper from Team Awesome Productions – Alexis Chavez from SMT Productions – Esther Yang from Alpacalips Productions Congrats to the winners and we very much look forward to seeing your guys’ entries! Thanks to everyone who took the time and effort to submit an application for the grants and an extra special shout-out to Fresno Arts Council for putting this on. And last but not least, we’re unveiling the poster design for Swede Fest X. Be sure to keep an eye out for flyers around and please help spread the word about our little event. As usual it is a free, all ages event and you still have time to submit an entry so it’s not to late to see your vision on the big screen at Tower Theatre on November 11th. Reminder! The deadline to submit is November 5th. Happy swedeing!

Fresno Arts Council offers $50 grants to create your film for Swede Fest X

UPDATE: The deadline for application has been extended! Now you have until Tuesday, October 23rd to submit your application so stop procrastinating and get to swedeing! Need a little help creating your swede? The generous folks over at the Fresno Arts Council announced today that they will be offering $50 grants toward the creation of your entry for Swede Fest X. Use the money to buy cardboard, art supplies, pizza for your crew, WHATEVER it takes to create the most awesome swede your imagination can create! On top of the money, the winners of the grants will be guaranteed a spot in festival lineup and will be screened at The Tower Theatre on Sunday, November 11th. There are four grants to be awarded so don’t hesitate to submit your application. “So wait, all I have to do is apply for it?” NO! You think it’d be that easy?! Along with your application we want you to get artistic and create a hand drawn movie poster for your film which, if you are chosen, will be displayed at the festival along with your entry! So bust out your crayons, color pencils, markers or whatever you need to put your vision to paper. The deadline to apply for the grant is Tuesday, October 16th Tuesday, October 23th so you need to hurry! And remember, Swede Fest X entries are due by Monday, November 5th at 11:59 p.m. Download the application right here for more details and get your swede on!  

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!