Swede Fest comes to ZappConn this weekend, hosts panel on swedeing

 

SF14_27x40As the date for Swede Fest 14 approaches, we still are trying to spread the good word about our little film festival. And this weekend brings us ZappCon, the first edition of the newest convention to come to Fresno which will be covering comics, toys, movies and gaming. Swede Fest will have a booth there and not only that, we will be hosting a panel on Saturday, October 18th at 3:30 p.m. so if you are attending and want to learn more about Swede fest or just have some questions for us, swing by! if you look up on top of this very post, you will see the first look at our poster art for Swede Fest 14, designed by Kirk James. Hope you guys make it out this weekend and if you don’t, I hope it’s because you’re working on your entry for Swede Fest 14. Remember: entries are due Nov. 17th so if you need a reminder of the rules, peep out this post.…

Swede Fest 14 coming Nov 23 to Tower Theatre, entries due Nov 17

SF14_AnnouncementAh the sweet relief of fall is right around the corner and with that brings us to another Swede Fest announcement. We will be returning to The Tower Theatre for Swede Fest 14 on Sunday, November 23 and the event will remain FREE and ALL AGES, just like it’s always been! So save that date and tell everyone you know to show up for a good time! And you know what will make it an even MORE special time? Seeing your own sweded creation up on the big screen, of course!

The deadline for entries is Monday, November 17 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. 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.

If you need some inspiration, feel free to visit our library of past entries right here and the ideas will be flowing in no time! If you have any questions, please email us at info@swedefest.com.…

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.