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Cult Film Festival Returns with swede fest™ palm beach 6 (the sixiest!)

Cult Film Festival Returns with swede fest™ palm beach 6 (the sixiest!)

Palm Beach Film Society seeks hilariously bad remakes of Hollywood hits for March 24 festival at Kelsey Theater

LAKE PARK, Fla. (December 28, 2017) Calling all movie fans! It’s back! The #1 film festival that refuses to take itself seriously returns with swede fest™ palm beach 6, the “sixiest” swede fest to date! Once again honoring bad remakes of Hollywood hits, the underground festival 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.

But what is a “swede?” Based on the movie, “Be Kind, Rewind,” a “swede” is a no-budget, hilarious remake of a Hollywood film 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 four 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 remakes of “The Last Jedi” (What happened, Luke???). Those looking to enter can email their chosen title to info@swedefestpalmbeach.com. Films must be completed and sent by March 1. Updates on film titles are posted to the swede fest™ palm beach Facebook page, and rules and details are located at www.swedefestpalmbeach.com.

Tickets may be purchased at www.kelseytheater.com. The event is completely volunteer run, and individuals and businesses looking to become a sponsor can email info@swedefestpalmbeach.com 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.

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Elizabeth Dashiell
palmbeachpr@yahoo.com
561-543-8276

 

 

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The Final Countdown: Cult Film Festival Returns with swede fest™ palm beach 5 (the swedest) October 15

The Final Countdown: Cult Film Festival Returns with swede fest™ palm beach 5 (the swedest) October 15
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

Swede fest™ palm beach 5 is just FIVE DAYS AWAY!

Current politics, beloved box office hits, classic cinema – nothing is safe in this year’s line-up of lampoons. Celebrating a “fifth of a quarter of a century” of hilariously bad remakes of Hollywood hits, the underground festival takes place at the Kelsey Theater in Lake Park, with an entertainment-packed after party next door at the Brewhouse Gallery.

Terminator

Terminator

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 October 15 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at 700 Park Avenue, Lake Park.

But what is a “swede?” Based on the movie, Be Kind, Rewind, a “swede” is a no-budget, hilarious remake of a Hollywood film 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.

The Great Debaters

The Great Debaters

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 four years. Perfect “short attention span theater,” each film is maxed out around 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 one year membership for Larry Jordon training ($199 value) courtesy of the Thalo.com family of websites, for those looking to up their movie-making skills. Additional award prizes will also be given for individual epic-ness. 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.

This year’s line-up includes:

  • Star Wars: Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Birdassic World
  • The Martian
  • Willy Wonka
  • Cinderella
  • Modern Karate Wars
  • Zootopia
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Forrest Gump
  • Ghostbusters
  • Terminator
  • The Great Debaters
Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters

Grand prize is a one year membership for Larry Jordon training ($199 value) courtesy of the Thalo.com family of websites. Additional prizes will be awarded for individual epic-ness.

Tickets may be purchased at www.kelseytheater.com. The event is completely volunteer run, and individuals and businesses looking to become a sponsor can email info@swedefestpalmbeach.com 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 5 is currently sponsored by the Palm Beach Film Society, Thalo.com, Brewhouse Gallery, CityPlace, Bicycle World, and Alchemy Communications Group.

 

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