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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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Only 15 Tickets Left (and maybe not even that by the time you read this)

Only 15 Tickets Left (and maybe not even that by the time you read this)

Swede fest Palm Beach 4Attention swede fest™ palm beach 4 fans!

Pre-sale Eventbrite purchases end at midnight, Friday October 9 — that’s TONIGHT! If you haven’t purchased your tickets by then, be prepared to bring $15 cash to the door.

If you already have your tickets, swanky. You’ll be hanging with us at The Palm Beaches Theatre in Plaza del Mar on Manalapan this Saturday, October 10.

Lobby doors open at 6:30 for “red carpet”(it’s in quotes for a reason) arrival and ticket pick-up. There will be beverages and snacks available for purchase. Be sure to wear your best directorial and/or diva duds for the photo op and attending media.

Showtime at 7:30 pm and an after party takes place in the plaza at Basil’s Bar and Italian Restaurant with discounted drinks and eats for anyone showing a swede fest™ palm beach 4 ticket stub. We’re looking forward to a great night of bad films, and a PACKED house!

See you on the red carpet!

Ad for your reading pleasure, check out all the media attention SFPB4 has garnered:

THE PALM BEACH POST…

Palm Beach’s Swedefest profiles best in amateur, low-budget filmmaking

Posted: 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

By Leslie Gray Streeter – Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Big budget movies make the impossible look real. Swedes are ultra, ultra low-budget movies that are impossibly — and lovingly — cheesy-looking.

Thus is the charm of Swedefest, the local film festival now in its fourth year of celebrating the art of turning blockbuster productions into homemade works that proudly display not only their creators’ complete lack of budget and, perhaps, actual filmmaking skill, but also a lot of love.

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SOUTH FLORIDA.COM…

Swede Fest Palm Beach 4

Swede Fest Palm Beach 4

7-9:30 p.m. Oct. 10, The Palm Beaches Theatre, 262 South Ocean Blvd., Manalapan, $12.65-$15; 561-282-4623 or SwedeFestPalmBeach.com.

Know that every film screened at Swede Fest qualifies as a horrible, no good, very bad remake of a hit Hollywood movie. So why recommend a so-called Swede, a term inspired by the 2008 Jack Black comedy “Be Kind, Rewind” to describe a three-minute, shoestring-budget sendup of a favorite film? Answer: the shorts are intentionally horrible, no good, very bad. They’re also funny, with previous swedes lampooning “The Dark Knight” as re-enacted with giant Lego figures; and the biblical epic “Noah,” shot entirely at a community swimming pool.

The blockbusters claimed for this year’s swede treatment (parental caution: all films are PG-13) include “Frozen,” “Shaun of the Dead,” “Aliens,” “Jurassic World,” “The Fast and the Furious” and “Star Wars.” We hope that last one offers zero references to Jar Jar.

 

PINEAPPLE NEWSPAPER…

Cult Film Festival: swede fest palm beach 4

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Cult Film Festival: swede fest palm beach 4Audiences looking for the chance to see local filmmakers take a bite out of Tinseltown can purchase their tickets now for the #1 film festival that refuses to take itself seriously. swede fest™ palm beach 4 is back and even “sweder” with the Palm Beach International Film Festival and the Palm Beach Film Society producing the underground hit event.

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The Awful Smell of Swede Success; Only 50 Tickets Left!

The Awful Smell of Swede Success; Only 50 Tickets Left!

PBG Lifestyle Magazine posted the following article yesterday, and we’re already down to just 50 remaining tickets for swede fest™ palm beach 4. And there’s an article scheduled for Thursday’s Palm Beach Post, so if you think you can wait until the last minute, we pretty much guarantee you’ll be standing outside The Palm Beaches Theatre all dressed up with nowhere to watch. You can even buy your tickets BEFORE you read the article…

The awful smell of swede success

Michelle's-blog-291-second-photoOct. 10 will mark the return of the only comedy event that can make you laugh as hard as you did at the lunch table in elementary school – you remember that day, when the milk came out of your nose – thanks to the magic of “swedes.” Bring your friends to The Palm Beaches Theatre, Saturday, Oct. 10 for the Palm Beach Film Society’s swede fest™ palm beach 4

So, you may be asking yourself, “What’s a swede?”

“A swede is a hilariously bad remake of a Hollywood hit using found objects as props,” said Elizabeth Dashiell, vice president of the Palm Beach Film Society and coordinator of the event. “Attendees to the event will see these under three-minute remakes, meet the ‘filmmakers’ and enjoy a mock red-carpet experience.”

It all started with the 2008 movie Be Kind, Rewind, in which the owners of a video store lose all of their films and decide to remake them (poorly) using whatever props they have on hand.

“This gives every single person, regardless of age, taste or talent a chance to shine on the big screen,” Dashiell said. “Literally ANYONE with a recording device can make a swede so it is all-inclusive, and anyone can come and laugh at the hilariously bad remakes. The purpose is to let people explore their creativity while having fun with movies.”

This year promises some pretty ‘swede’ stuff as the following films will be remade into three-minute epic disasters: Inside Out, Avengers/Thor, Into the Woods, Frozen, Pugnado (a parody of Sharknado), Cars, Sleeping Beauty, The Dark Knight, Goonies, Sound of Music, Shaun of the Dead, Harvey, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Jurassic World, Castaway, Aliens, Zoolander, Star Wars, The Fast and the Furious and Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.

All films must be rated PG-13, so it’s perfect entertainment for those sarcastic teens.

Advance tickets are $13 through Eventbrite.com or $15 at the door. The Palm Beaches Theatre is located at 262 S Ocean Blvd. in Manalapan. Doors open at 7 p.m., but get there early because you don’t want to miss the walk down the red carpet.

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swede fest™ palm beach 4 Puts the Fun(ny) Back Into Filmmaking on October 10 at The Palm Beaches Theatre

swede fest™ palm beach 4 Puts the Fun(ny) Back Into Filmmaking on October 10 at The Palm Beaches Theatre

Line-up promises another year of fantastically “bad movies made by good people”

The Goonies Batsweded

The Goonies Batsweded

The swedes are coming in, and organizers for this year’s swede fest™ palm beach 4 say audience members won’t be disappointed in the selection of “bad movies made by good people.” The hilarious, amateur film festival showcases 3-minute “remakes” of Hollywood hits on Saturday, October 10 at The Palm Beaches Theatre. Tickets are available in advance at Eventbrite.com for the “odd” price of $12.65, or $15 cash-only at the door that night. The evening begins with a mock red-carpet arrival at 6:30 pm featuring filmmakers dressed in their directorial finest enjoying a cash bar and photo op. The hit improv group Cheese & Crackers will emcee the screenings which start at 7:30 pm. An after party with food and drink specials takes place at Plaza del Mar’s Basil’s Bar Italian Cuisine offering reduced drink and food prices for swede fest™ palm beach 4 ticket stub holders.

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 list of submitted film titles this year include:  Inside Out, Avengers/Thor, Into the Woods, Frozen, Pugnado, Cars, Sleeping Beauty, The Dark Knight, Goonies, Sound of Music, Shaun of the Dead, Harvey, Ferris Beuller’s Day Off, Jurassic World, 127 “Snaps”, Aliens, Zoolander, Star Wars, and The Fast and the Furious.

Aliens sweded

Aliens sweded

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 of a fabulous, luxury stay at Crane’s Beach House in Delray Beach. Other prizes will be given for swede fest™ specialty awards (i.e. Best Use of Paper Towels, Most Blatant Exploitation of One’s Own Children, etc.) Yes, these have been actual awards.

All films are rated G to PG-13. All the necessary rules and submission details can be found on this website or by calling 561-543-8276 during business hours. The Palm Beaches Theatre is located at 262 South Ocean Boulevard. swede fest™ palm beach 4 is currently sponsored in-kind by the Palm Beach International Film Festival, Palm Beach Film Society and The Alchemy Group.

www.swedefestpalmbeach.com or by calling 561-543-8276 during business hours. The Palm Beaches Theatre is located at 262 South Ocean Boulevard. swede fest™ palm beach 4 is currently sponsored in-kind by the Palm Beach International Film Festival, Palm Beach Film Society and The Alchemy Communications Group.


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Tickets on Sale Now for Cult Film Festival swede fest™ palm beach 4

Tickets on Sale Now for Cult Film Festival swede fest™ palm beach 4

Audience Choice Award winner to receive luxury stay
at Crane’s Beach House

Audiences looking for the chance to see local filmmakers take a bite out of Tinseltown can purchase their tickets now for the #1 film festival that refuses to take itself seriously. swede fest™ palm beach 4 is back and even “sweder” with the Palm Beach International Film Festival and the Palm Beach Film Society producing the underground hit event. The fest showcases laughably bad, 3-minute remakes of Hollywood hits made by amateur filmmakers throughout Palm Beach County at The Palm Beaches Theatre on October 10 from 7 pm to 9 pm.  Seating is limited to the first 200 ticket buyers. Advance tickets are $13(ish) through Eventbrite.com or $15 at the door. The Palm Beaches Theatre is located at 262 South Ocean Blvd. in Manalapan.

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 list of submitted film titles this year include: Inside Out, Avengers/Thor, Into the Woods, Frozen, Pugnado, Cars, Sleeping Beauty, The Dark Knight, Goonies, Sound of Music, Shaun of the Dead, Harvey, Ferris Beuller’s Day Off, Jurassic World, Castaway, Aliens, Zoolander, Star Wars, The Fast and the Furious, and Mockingjay Part 1.

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 of a fabulous, luxury stay at Crane’s Beach House in Delray Beach.

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 Mad Max (God help us all). Those looking to enter can email their chosen title to info@swedefestpalmbeach.com. Films must be completed and sent by September 30. Updates on film titles are posted to the swede fest™ palm beach Facebook page, and rules and submission details are located on this website. The event is now completely volunteer run, and individuals and businesses looking to become a sponsor can email info@swedefestpalmbeach.com or call Elizabeth 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 4 is currently sponsored in-kind by the Palm Beach International Film Festival, Palm Beach Film Society, and Alchemy Communications Group.

 

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Cult Film Festival Returns with swede fest™ palm beach 4 (even sweder!)

Cult Film Festival Returns with swede fest™ palm beach 4 (even sweder!)

Swede fest Palm Beach 4So, it’s on. The #1 film festival that refuses to take itself seriously returns with swede fest™ palm beach 4, and this year it’s even “sweder”! Why? Because it’s going underground, the way it all started. Following three sold-out years, swede fest™ palm beach 4 is happening thanks to the passion (read: possible insanity) of local fans who agreed to take it over from its original producer, Mainstreet at Midtown in Palm Beach Gardens. The underground 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 International Film Festival and the Palm Beach Film Society on October 10 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at The Palm Beaches Theatre, located at 262 South Ocean Boulevard in Manalapan.

We have 17 film titles claimed already; we’ll only be screening a total of 20 films that night, so you need to bring your best game there, Skippy. They are, in no particular order…

Inside Out
Avengers/Thor
Into the Woods
Frozen
Pugnado (yes, that would be Sharknado with pugs)
Cars
Sleeping Beauty
The Dark Knight
Goonies
Sound of Music
Dawn of the Dead
Harvey
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Jurassic World
Castaway
Alien
Zoolander

What’s 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 pottery scene from “Ghost” reenacted by giant Lego figures; or “Noah” filmed inside a community pool with a cast of teenagers – these are only a few examples of the more than fifty films submitted last year. 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. 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 $13 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 “Mad Max” (God help us all). Those looking to enter can email their chosen title to info@swedefestpalmbeach.com. Films must be completed and sent by September 30. Updates on film titles are posted to the swede fest™ palm beach Facebook page, and rules and details are located on this website. The event is now completely volunteer run, and individuals and businesses looking to become a sponsor can email info@swedefestpalmbeach.com or call Elizabeth 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 4 is currently sponsored in-kind by the Palm Beach International Film Festival, Palm Beach Film Society, and Alchemy Communications Group.

 

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