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How to watch Swede Fest 20!

Update 2020/12/12:

… and that’s a wrap on Swede Fest 20! Thank you to all the swede-makers who submitted films from all over the world. Between Facebook and YouTube, we shared our love of movies with over 1,000 viewers! Thank you everyone for watching. You can relive the magic from last night and watch all the films right here. Stay in touch with us on social media @SwedeFest and @DumbDrum. We’ll see you next year for Swede Fest 21.

Original Post:

It’s happening! Swede Fest is back, but this time it’s virtual! We have a whole bunch of new sweded films from the Fresno area and all across the globe! After the show, stick around for a live Q&A with Roque, Bryan, and some of the sweded filmmakers. Join us Friday, December 11 at 7 p.m. for this special online event. Here’s how you can watch:

• Swede Fest fan page on Facebook,

• Swede Fest channel on YouTube,

• CMAC 2 channel on Comcast Xfinity Channel 94 or AT&T U-verse Channel 99 in Central California, or worldwide with the free CMAC TV app on Roku and Apple TV devices.

Support our friends in need

Swede Fest has always been free to attend and we want to keep it that way. Our friends at The Tower Theatre and Fresno Filmworks have helped and supported us for many years. This year has been especially tough for them and our Fresno arts community. So please consider a charitable donation to them or another Fresno arts organization to keep the arts alive in our community as we get through this pandemic. Thank you!…

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: