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!…

Swede Fest X date & venue announced

I was leaving Corridor 2122 back in August of 2008 feeling pretty good that 30+ people had shown up for our fledgling little film festival. No one knew what was going to happen or what to expect but people came and that was a pretty awesome feeling. I knew at that point that we had something special with Swede Fest and we had to keep doing it, if at very least to see what would happen. What happened is that we kept growing. And growing. And growing. Here we are, 4 years later and we’ve reached double digits and that calls for a little celebration, methinks. And here’s the first little bit: We’re happy to announce that the historic Tower Theatre will be the site of Swede Fest X! This event is sponsored by Gotta Love Fresno, ABC30Fresno Filmworks and The Tower Theatre and will remain FREE FOR ALL AGES! It will go down on Sunday, November 11th with doors opening at 6pm so please help spread the word so we can pack out the place for the Fresno original.

We have a bunch of cool stuff planned for this event which we will be announcing at future dates, including our poster reveal. In the mean time, I hope you guys are working on your entries because that November 5th deadline is right around the corner. If you want to see your film on the big screen at the Tower Theatre, you better get it in soon!  If you have any questions, please email us at info@swedefest.com but in the mean time, GET SWEDING!…