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SWEDE FEST™ PALM BEACH Announces Collaboration with Hollywood Powerhouse DIGITAL DOMAIN

SWEDE FEST™ PALM BEACH Announces Collaboration with Hollywood Powerhouse DIGITAL DOMAIN

Amateur Film Festival Will Have ‘Audience Favorite Award’
Provided by The Digital Domain Institute

 

On Friday, July 27th, at 7:00PM, swede fest™ palm beach and The Digital Domain Institute are pairing up to recognize the most “original remakes” at this first annual amateur film festival. Hosted at the dining and shopping destination Mainstreet at Midtown, swede fest™ palm beach takes place in Palm Beach Gardens’ state-of-the-art theatre facility Borland Center of Performing Arts located at 4885 PGA Boulevard (just west of Military Trail). Tickets are $5.

BUT WHAT’S A SWEDE, YOU ASK? A “swede” is a no-budget, laughably bad remake of a Hollywood film. The term comes from the 2008 comedy, Be Kind Rewind, which started an underground sweding craze and resulted in the first swede fest™ in Fresno, CA. Next came swede fest™ tampa bay, and now Midtown is rolling out the very first swede fest™ palm beach.

Entries are open, and targeted to all students, film buffs, creative types, film lovers, and professionals, or simply anyone with any type of camera. It is free to enter a film but ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED BY JULY 13th. The festival embraces the highly amateur nature of “sweding” while supporting creativity within the community.

“We have a vibrant film-making community here, and we wanted to tap into that creative group and bring them to Midtown. Obviously we’re ecstatic to have the DIGITAL DOMAIN INSTITUTE involved!” says Belle Forino, Marketing Coordinator for Mainstreet at Midtown.

There are a few RULES for the entries. Films must be under three minutes and PG-13, even if the “source material” is not. This means finding creative ways to get around violence, objectionable language, and nudity. Guidelines are on the swede fest™ palm beach website, along with example swedes such as The Breakfast Club, Wayne’s World, and Se7en.

The audience is encouraged to dress in their finest berets, cravats, safari vests, or other directorial cliché’s. Emcee for the evening will be LESLIE STREETER from the PALM BEACH POST.

For those interested in sweding a film, email info@swedepalmbeach.com to call dibs on your movie. Swede-makers are encouraged to embrace the amateur nature of sweding and opt to use found objects rather than spending any real money making these movies.

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EVENT:   swede fest™ palm beach

AWARDS: Under 18 & Over 18 Audience Favorites

WHEN: Friday, July 27, 7:00 PM 

FILMS DUE: By July 13th

WHERE: Midtown’s Borland Center of Performing Arts
4885 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens FL 33418

WEB:   You’re already here

FACEBOOK: swedefestpalmbeach

Digital Domain

WEB: http://ddinstitute.com

FACEBOOK: DigitalDomainInstitute


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Call for Entries Open Through July 13th; Palm Beach Post’s Leslie Streeter to host swede fest™ palm beach on July 27th!

Call for Entries Open Through July 13th; Palm Beach Post’s Leslie Streeter to host swede fest™ palm beach on July 27th!

THE LATEST NEWS!

  • Leslie Streeter, entertainment columnist for The Palm Beach Post, will emcee swede fest™ palm beach’s big shindig on Friday, July 27, 2012.
  • The films reserved for sweding now include 21, 8 MILE, ANNIE, CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN, CLUELESS, DARK KNIGHT, DRAG ME TO HELL, FOOTLOOSE, GHOSTBUSTERS, HARRY POTTER, HARRY POTTER & THE GOBLET OF FIRE, I AM (A) LEGEND, JUNO, MEAN GIRLS, MEDEA’S FAMILY REUNION, MEN IN BLACK, PROJECT X, SALT, SCARFACE, SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELLING PANTS, THE MATRIX, THE NOTEBOOK, THINK LIKE A MAN, TITANIC,  and TRAINSPOTTING.

Ever entertained the dream of being the next Steven Spielberg? The next QuentinTarantino? The next Ed Wood? Have we got an opportunity for you…whether you have mad skills or none at all, swede fest™ palm beach is the showcase for your shorts (that’s film-speak for a non-feature-length movie).

 

What is a sweded film, man?

Coined by the characters in the 2008 comedy, Be Kind Rewind,” a “swede” is a no-budget, laughably awful remake of a hit film using found objects; handheld camera work; amateur actors like your mom, your brother, or your dog; and a huge dose of hubris (look it up). The result should be 3 minutes (or less) of creative license with the source material that would make the original director laugh and cringe all at the same time.

Here’s an “schwinging” example of the art of the swede…

Swede: Wayne’s World from Swede Fest Tampa Bay on Vimeo.

 

SUBMISSION DATES:  Submit your swede April 1 through July 13, 2012

SWEDE FEST DATE:     Friday, July 27, 2012

WHERE: Midtown’s Borland Center for The Performing Arts
4801 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens
(just west of I-95 and Military Trail, on the north side)

COST: It’s free to enter your film

CATEGORIES | AWARDS:

  • Student swedes (ages 10 through 17)
  • Adult swedes (ages 18 and up)
  • Sweded Movie Posters (open to all ages)
  • Audience Favorite Awards will be given at the conclusion of the screenings, with a very special swede fest™ palm beach trophy.

Brought to you by Midtown, which is obviously much hipper than you thought.

 

 

 

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