Call for entries! Deadline for Swede Fest 11 submissions announced

It’s 2013 and after after 5 years, Swede Fest is going as strong as ever here in Fresno. With May approaching, the time for you to start the creative process has come as we need your entries for Swede Fest 11! We will be announcing an exact date, time & venue in the near future as well as revealing our poster design for the event but for now, we’re announcing the deadline for you to get us your entry. The deadline for entries is Monday, May 13th at 11:59 p.m. That means you have over 2 months to get your team together, brainstorm and shoot you creative endeavor. 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 and we will guide you on how to get us your film. If you need a little inspiration, feel free to visit our library of past entries right here and the ideas will be flowing in no time! Although it’s not necessary, we like to hear from people submitting films ahead of time to plan better for the program so if you are intending to submit, please drop us an email at to give us a heads up and if you have any questions about anything relating to Swede Fest, the same email will get you answers. We’re looking forward to see all of your creativity displayed …

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!

Fresno Arts Council offers $50 grants to create your film for Swede Fest X

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!