Swede Fest 20 – Call for Entries!

No movie theaters means we have to improvise. This year the idea of creating your own entertainment only amplifies the true spirit of sweding! A “sweded” film, of course, has nothing to do with Sweden and everything to do with the idea of weird, homemade remakes of your favorite films as seen in Michel Gondry’s 2008 film “Be Kind Rewind”.

So pick your favorite movie, recreate it with whatever you have laying around the house, send it to us and we’ll have a good old fashioned virtual screening on Facebook, YouTube, CMAC, and maybe even some other places.

Your sweded film must be submitted by Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Film should be no longer than four minutes and suitable for all ages. There’s no cost to submit or attend the virtual screening.
To watch some sweded films from past editions, click here.

Swede Fest 19 wrap-up

And just like that, another Swede Fest is behind us. You helped us pack The Tower Theatre with almost 400 people to watch 26 awesome sweded films. If you couldn’t make it or just want to relive the magic, you can check out all the entries right here.

We’d like to thank everyone who submitted because without you, this festival would simply not exist!

We’d also like to thank our sponsors that make Swede Fest possible. FresYes.com / FresYes Realty, CMAC, Fresno Filmworks, The Tower Theatre, Haro Entertainment: thank you so much.

Our volunteers: without you, the event would not run so smoothly so thanks to Matt, Juan, Kyle, Bee, Thong, Natalie and Valerie. If you are interested in volunteering and helping Swede Fest become cooler, please drop us an email at info@swedefest.com and we’ll get in touch.

Thanks again and be sure to start thinking about YOUR entry for Swede Fest 20, coming in winter 2020.…

Call for entries for Swede Fest 19, deadline is December 8

Swede Fest 19 is coming back to The Tower Theatre on Friday, December 13. Doors open at 6:30pm, films start at 7pm.

You know what that means? It’s time for your gears to start turning to generate some swede-tastically awesome ideas! Grab your friends and family, browse your Blu-Ray or Netflix library, start collecting cardboard boxes, because before you know it Swede Fest 19 will be upon us!

The deadline for entries is Sunday, December 8 at 11:59pm, but there’s no time like the present to get your creative juices flowing. Don’t be shy about turning in your entry early. Time limit is still 4 minutes and your sweded film 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 info@swedefest.com to give us a heads up!

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 info@swedefest.com.

Happy sweding!…