So, some people got their act together before you, and have reserved their films already for swede fest™ palm beach 6, the “sixiest” swede fest to date! Here’s what we know you can’t swede, Kubrick McProcrastinator. We’ll all enjoy sweetly awful remakes of the following films — and we see a trend here. Four animated/cartoon, three thriller/horror, and two Eighties cheeseballs:
- Back to the Future
- Dirty Dancing
- Finding Nemo
- Mary Poppins
- Secret of Nimh
- The Blair Witch Project
- The Cube
- The Last Unicorn
- The Shining
A reminder — the film reservation deadline is March 1, and the deadline to submit your film is 11:59 PM on March 10, 2018. Submission deets here: How to Submit.
Forever honoring bad remakes of Hollywood hits, SPPB6 takes place at the Kelsey Theater in Lake Park, with an entertainment-packed after party next door at the Brewhouse Gallery. The wildly popular, sell-out event showcases laughably bad, 3-minute remakes of Hollywood hits made by amateur filmmakers throughout Palm Beach County. This year’s showcase of ‘bad films made by good people’ is presented by the Palm Beach Film Society on March 24, 2018 from 7 pm to 9 pm at 700 Park Avenue, Lake Park.
For the utterly uninitiated, a “swede” is a no-budget, hilarious remake of a Hollywood film — the basis for the movie “Be Kind, Rewind,” which spawned an underground sweding craze and resulted in the first swede fest™ in Fresno, Calif. Next came swede fest™ tampa bay, then swede fest™ palm beach in 2012. Picture “Twister” filmed using balled up paper towels; “The Fast and the Furious” reenacted using children’s Big Wheels – these are only a few examples of the hundreds of films submitted the past six years. Perfect “short attention span theater,” each film is maxed out at 3 minutes, meaning that as “so-bad-it’s-good” as the film may be, another one is soon to appear.
The audience votes on the best/worst film made, which could win bragging rights for the future (or not) filmmaker, and a special grand prize. Additional award prizes will also be given for overall epic-ness. It is completely free to enter a swede, and selected films will receive a complimentary ticket for the director. The evening event will once again be emceed by the hilarious improv group Cheese & Crackers. Even if you don’t have a film submitted, seeing the filmmakers dressed in their versions of “Hollywood bizarre” is worth the admission price, which is a mere $12 per person in advance, or $15 at the door.
All films must be rated PG-13. Also, there is only one swede per film title, so no one will be stuck watching three
painful fabulous remakes of “Tron.” Those looking to enter can email their chosen title to email@example.com by March 1, 2018. Films must be completed and sent by March 10, 2018. Updates on film titles are posted to the swede fest™ palm beach Facebook page, and rules and details are located, well, here.
Tickets may be purchased at on our “Buy Tickets” page or going directly to https://tickets.holdmyticket.com/tickets/307693?tc=hmt . The event is completely volunteer-run, and individuals and businesses looking to become a sponsor can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Elizabeth Dashiell during working hours at 561-543-8276 to learn about the many ways they can gain shameless amounts of exposure to hundreds of all-ages residents. Swede fest™ palm beach 6 is currently sponsored by the Palm Beach Film Society and Alchemy Communications in cultural partnership with the Palm Beach County Film and Television Commission.