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

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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!

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!