And just like that another Swede Fest has past us and this one was one for the record books. Not only did we continue with our tradition of breaking attendance records (we had about 320 people in the house) with every subsequent festival, due to the size of the theater we unfortunately had to turn people away. The theater management probably let more people than should have been in there (as displayed by the amount of people willing to sit on the ground and stairs) and it pained us to have to turn people away (for those people, our heartfelt apologies) but nobody could have predicted the kind of turnout we had.
Not only did Swede Fest 9 receive entries from around the Central Valley, we also had our most international entries we had ever hosted with films from filmmakers in Hungary, Germany & the U.K. Weren’t able to make it? Well you can catch all the films online over here.
Big thanks to Gotta Love Fresno for sponsoring our event, Kirk James for designing our flyer but most of all EVERYONE who participated & submitted an entry. This festival would be nothing without all your hard work and effort. Keep up the good work!
Now’s it’s over, we’re already starting to plan the first DOUBLE DIGITS Swede Fest coming in November of this year so now the perfect time to start planning YOUR entry for the next one. Remember, you’ll love this movie because you’re in it! See you guys around and be sure to follow us on Twitter & Facebook to get all the latest news, check out exclusive pics and more. See you guys soon!
Swede Fest has taken on a life of it’s own the past few months but we haven’t forgot about where it all started! Central Valley ALL DAY!! And with that, we’re extremely happy to announce Swede Fest 9, coming Thursday, May 24th at 7 p.m. Now I know what you’re thinking? “Thursday?!” Well there’s a very good reason for changing it up this time as Swede Fest 9 will be taking place within the holy sanctum that is an actual movie theater! That’s right, with a generous sponsorship from the fine folks over at GottaLoveFresno.com, the event will be taking place at Sierra Vista Cinemas 16 in Clovis and the price for entry will remain the same: FREE FOR ALL AGES! We’re so excited over here at Dumb Drum and we’ll be announcing more details soon. But for now we ask that you pencil in the date in your calendar and spread the word!
WE NEED YOUR ENTRIES!
Swede Fest wouldn’t be as entertaining without your entry and don’t you want the opportunity to see your film with your friends & family on the big screen? Of course you do! The deadline for entries is Sunday, May 20th at 11:59 pm. 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 email@example.com and we will guide you on how to get us your film.
This is just the tip of the iceberg! Be sure to check out all the previous entries to help the creative spark and we’ll be back soon with more details regarding the event. This one is going to be one for the history books!