Swede Fest™ Palm Beach 5: Election Distraction

Swede Fest™ Palm Beach 5: Election Distraction

So, here we are again! Did you miss us?

We’re calling all movie fans because we’re totally back on. The #1 film festival that refuses to take itself seriously returns with swede fest™ palm beach 5, and this year it’s the “swedest” yet (and yeah, we say that every year)!

Celebrating a half-decade of comically bad remakes of Hollywood hits, swede fest™ palm beach 5 takes place 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…


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.

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 15. Updates on film titles are posted to the swede fest™ palm beach Facebook pageThe 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 Gallery, Palm Beach Film Society and the Alchemy Communications Group.

Viva l’auteur!


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