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swede fest™ palm beach 6: they’re here…

swede fest™ palm beach 6: they’re here…

Drum roll, please!

Ladies and gentlemen, if everyone just sticks to the plan, here is the lineup for this year’s swede fest ™ palm beach, taking place at The Kelsey Theater on Saturday, March 24, 2018.

 

She. Sees. You.

 

 

  • Annabelle
  • Back to the Future
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Dr. Strange
  • Finding Nemo
  • Frozen
  • Ghostbusters
  • Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • Mary Poppins
  • Moana
  • Rogue One
  • Romeo & Juliet
  • Sleepemon (Sleeping Beauty and Pokemon mashup)
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • The Cube
  • The Last Unicorn
  • The Shining
  • Titanic

Now it’s your turn…

  1. Share the glorious news with your friends!
  2. Avoid FOMO and get your tickets today!
  3. $12 in advance or $15 at the door (if you wanna take that risk, then, you know – FOMO gets reals, yo).
    https://tickets.holdmyticket.com/tickets/307693?tc=hmt

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 info@swedefestpalmbeach.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 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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swede fest™ palm beach 6 film reservation deadline March 1; here’s what you CAN’T swede and some other stuff

swede fest™ palm beach 6 film reservation deadline March 1; here’s what you CAN’T swede and some other stuff

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:

 

Nobody puts Baby in a corner

The joys of "Dirty Dancing"

 

  • 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 info@swedefestpalmbeach.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 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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Media Contact:
Elizabeth Dashiell
palmbeachpr@yahoo.com
561-543-8276

 

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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 nby 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 at www.swedefestpalmbeach.com.

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 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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Media Contact:
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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C’mon, Buy Your Tickets Already: Update

C’mon, Buy Your Tickets Already: Update

Swede fest palm beach 5 posterHey there; you can buy your swede fest™ palm beach 5 tickets online now on our — wait for it – Buy Tickets page. We also should let you know what film titles have been claimed. While you’ve been procrastinating, your more-together peers have snaked you:

  • Alice In Wonderland
  • Forrest Gump
  • Ghostbusters
  • Jurassic World
  • Labyrinth
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Star Wars: Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
  • The Great Debators
  • The Martian
  • Willy Wonka

As a gentle reminder, here are the bare basics: We’re celebrating a half-decade of comically bad remakes of Hollywood hits at the Kelsey Theater, located at 700 Park Avenue in Lake Park on October 15, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, with an entertainment-packed after party next door at the Brewhouse Gallery. In case you’ve forgotten…

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 Fast and the Furious” reenacted using children’s Big Wheels – these are only a few examples of the hundreds of films submitted over 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 special prizes for overall epic-ness.

It is completely free to enter a swede, and selected films will receive a complimentary ticket for its director. Admission to the fest for the rest of you mere mortals is $12 per person in advance, or $15 at the door.

RULES TO ENTER All films must be rated PG-13 AND UNDER 3 MINUTES (so keep it clean and keep it short)! Also, there is only one swede per film title, so no one will be stuck watching three remakes of X-Men Apocalypse (God help us all). Claim your title by emailing 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.

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 sponsored in-kind by the Brewhouse GalleryPalm Beach Film Society and the 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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