Swede Fest returns to Tower Theatre on Nov. 9th, “Son Of Rambow” to screen before

1292850_10151576155731595_1138219569_oCalling everyone out there with an interest in filmmaking: organizers are seeking submissions for Swede Fest, the only film festival in the world for sweded movies. The twelfth edition of the festival will take place on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at the historic The Tower Theatre (815 E. Olive Avenue) in Fresno. Doors open at 6 p.m., films start at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Swede Fest, an internationally known film festival with several satellite festivals on the east coast, gives everyone who participates the unforgettable experience of seeing their work on the big screen. A “sweded” film is a summarized, low-budget recreation of a popular movie, starring you! “Sweding” takes the best and worst movies that come out of Hollywood and combines them with the creativity and ingenuity of their greatest fans.

Entries are now being accepted for Swede Fest 12 and film enthusiasts of all ages are encouraged to submit. Films must be no longer than four minutes and suitable for all ages. There is no cost to submit.

The event is open to all ages and free to attend thanks to the generous sponsorship of Gotta Love Fresno, The Tower Theatre and Fresno Filmworks.

Prior to Swede Fest 12, at 3 p.m., Fresno Filmworks presents a special screening of Son of Rambow, the award-winning 2007 British comedy-drama about two schoolboys who form an unlikely friendship through their mutual love of cinema and a desire to remake their favorite movie, Rambo: First Blood. Tickets for this special screening are $5 and are available in advance at the Tower Theatre box office or online at fresnofilmworks.org.

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!…

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 info@swedefest.com 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 info@swedefest.com 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 …