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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
Check out our latest video in which we talk about the event going down on November 11th at Tower Theatre. You have a week from today to submit your entry. Make it happen!
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!
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!