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!
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 email@example.com but in the mean time, GET SWEDING!