Swede Fest 20 – Call for Entries!

With movie theaters closed, that 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 weird, homemade remakes of your favorite movies as seen in Michel Gondry’s 2008 film “Be Kind Rewind”.

Sweding is simple. Pick your favorite movie and recreate it with whatever you have laying around the house. Keep it under 4 minutes, send us your sweded film, and we’ll have a good old fashioned virtual screening on Facebook, YouTube, and CMAC 2 (Comcast 94, AT&T 99, Roku, Apple TV).

Your film must be submitted by Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Films 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 festivals, click here.

Behind the scenes of our last sweded film:

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 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 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.…