Swede Fest 13 poster revealed, “Dr. Strangelove” screening announced

SF13_Flyer_OL_FINALThere’s about a month left before your entry for Swede Fest 13 is due on May 12th and with that, we’re showing off the new artwork for the festival as well as announcing that Fresno Filmworks will hold a special screening of the Stanley Kubrick classic “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb” after the festival. Ticket for the screening of the Kurick classic will be $5 and the show starts at 8 p.m. at the Tower Theatre. Of course Swede Fest beforehand is still free to attend so no worries about that. Do you need a refresher? Hit up the break and catch the film’s trailer and make plans to join us on May 17th for a day of film goodness in Fresno. And don’t forget to join our Event Page on Facebook if you haven’t already!…

Swede Fest 12 wrap-up

SF12_OverheadAnd just like that again, another Swede Fest has passed. Yes, people packed out the Tower Theatre last Saturday evening and had a great time watching 19 entries coming from as far away as China & Tampa Bay for Swede Fest 12. According to conservative estimates, the crowd was the biggest ever and shows how awesome of a community we have here in Fresno to support something like Swede Fest. If you missed it, you can check out all the entries here.

Everyone over here at Swede Fest would like to thank everyone who submitted and entry because without you, this festival would simply not exist. Be sure to head on over to the Fresno Beehive to check out their just released list of “winners” of their coveted Swedies.

To all our sponsors that make it possible for us to have the event at such a cool location, all our greatest love & admiration. Gotta Love Fresno, Fresno Filmworks & the Tower Theatre: without your help this event would not be what it is today, thank you so much.

Our volunteers: without you, the event would not run so smoothly so thanks to Erika, Yvonne, Tanya, Thong & Michael. And for people that have been asking, the awesome poster design was done by John Rios, much props to him for being one of the most awesome human beings on earth. And if you are interested in volunteering and helping Swede Fest become cooler, please drop us an email at info@swedefest.com and we’ll get in touch.

Thanks again and be sure to start thinking about YOUR entry for Swede Fest 13, coming in 2014.…

Swede Fest returns to Tower Theatre on May 19th, “Be Kind Rewind” screening before festival


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!…