Save the date: Swede Fest 8 is set for Saturday, November 5!

Posted by BryanAugust 18, 2011 - 10:00am


It’s that time again, Swede Fest returns for its eighth installment on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. at Full Circle Brewing Company in downtown Fresno. Admission is still FREE and open to all ages. So now that we have a date, we need YOUR creative juices to start flowing. The deadline to submit your sweded film is Tuesday, November 1 at 11:59 p.m. Of course, we have some simple rules and here they are:

  • Due to the overwhelming response at our last event, we will only accept the first 20 entries we receive this time around. This is to ensure that the show stays at a comfortable pace. So get those swedes finished early folks! However we will still put all the entries we receive on our website, SwedeFest.com.
  • Entries must not exceed 4 minutes in length, this includes end credits!
  • Entries must not use any obscene, vulgar, hateful or sexually-orientated language, or any other material that may violate any laws. Swede Fest is an all-ages event, please keep that in mind. Feel free to swede films like Pulp Fiction, but creatively find ways to cut out the bad stuff.
  • We’ll need your entry on DVD or preferably a digital file (.mov or .avi). Please email us at info AT swedefest DOT com prior to the deadline to make arrangements for submitting.
  • We ask that participants DO NOT upload their entries to YouTube, Vimeo, etc. before they screen at Swede Fest 8.
  • High school teachers: if your students are working on swedes, that’s awesome! We’ll gladly display all of their hard work on our website, but we can’t only accept 2 entries per school for screening at Swede Fest.
  • If you have any questions, concerns or need to contact us for any reason, please email us at info AT swedefest DOT com. As a courtesy, let us know if you’re planning to submit and what film you will be sweding!

If you’re looking for some inspiration, you can check out all our past entries at the official Swede Fest website. Gather up your friends, families, and pets, make a list of your favorite movies, bust out your camera (even your cell phone), and get your swede on! It’s a fun experience and there’s nothing like seeing your sweded film on the big screen in front of an audience! As the writer/director of Be Kind Rewind Michel Gondry once said, “You’ll like this film because you’re in it!”