Swede Fest 13 is coming on Saturday, May 17th and will be returning to 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 13 will be upon us! The deadline for entries is Monday, May 12 at 11:59 p.m but there’s no time like the present to start your creative process. Like always, will we screen the first 20 entries we receive. So 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 email@example.com to give us a heads up and also let us know what you’re sweding! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy sweding!
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!