Swede Fest 15 goes down Nov. 12, deadline for entries is Nov. 8

swede-fest-poster_v4It’s 2015 and right around the corner we have fall, Halloween and now Swede Fest 15. Yep, it’s time to get those creative hats out of the closet, get some friends together and create a masterpiece of homemade filmmaking! Swede Fest 15 will be held on Thursday, November 12th at the Tower Theater in the heart of the Tower District right here in Fresno. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the show will start at 7 p.m. Entry for the event remains absolutely free and as this is a family friendly event, it’s open to people of all ages.

Cool, so you’re going to the event and bringing some friends, right? That’s awesome but you know what would be even more awesome? If you went to the event and saw a movie that YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS made be shown on the big screen! WE NEED YOUR ENTRIES! The deadline for entries is Sunday, November 8 at 11:59 p.m. But there’s no time like the present to start your creative process.  Like always, will we show the first 20 entries we receive. So don’t be shy about turning in your entry early! Entries should be 4 minutes or under and suitable for all ages. It’s FREE to submit and everyone of all ages is encouraged to swede their favorite films. Once your film is completed, email us at info@swedefest.com and we’ll get you the instructions on how to get your film to us. Although it’s not required, we always like to hear from people who are planning to submit, so if you’re thinking about it drop us an email at info@swedefest.com and give us a heads up! And remember: emailing us ahead of time doesn’t hold your spot for the festival so getting us your entry earlier will …

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!…