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We Recommend Reservations

We Recommend Reservations
Would you want to play Woody?

Would you want to play Woody?

The emails are streaming in for SWEDE FEST PALM BEACH 3, and we have absolutely no reservations about prompting you to call make a reservation. Here’s what your fellow filmmakers have already reserved for their swedes:

  • Toy Story
  • Casablanca
  • Raising Arizona
  • Tremors
  • Specific Rim (a parody of Pacific Rim, in case you didn’t figure that out)
  • Twilight
  • War of the Worlds
  • Mean Girls
  • White Chicks
  • Desperado-Robocop Sweded
  • Castaway
  • Rocky III

With just over 3 months left to submit, that’s already 12 films under wraps and unavailable to swede. If you don’t want another director to swipe your scene, email us now at info@swedefestpalmbeach.com and include the following information:

  • swede FILM TITLE
  • Your full name
  • Your age
  • Your email address
  • Your city
  • Whether you have submitted a swede before (Y/N)
  • Name for the free ticket if your film is selected in the theatre (More than one director? Rock, paper, scissors is recommended for who gets the freebie.)

The entry deadline is Wednesday, July 9 at 11:59 PM. After you submit your stroke of genius, start gathering your garb because you’ll walk the red carpet at 7PM on Saturday, August 2. This festive festival of films will once again be held at The Borland Center for Performing Arts.

We’ll keep you inundated with additional info throughout this entire production, as well as continue to provide reservation updates. If you’d like to be a part of the action, call dibs now. After all, there’s not too much in Hollywood that’s free, people.

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Stuff You’ll Want to Know.

Stuff You’ll Want to Know.

Hey there. It’s time to start thinking about the third annual swede fest, boasting the ever-so-original name of SWEDE FEST™ PALM BEACH 3. Feeling all Fellini? Submit an entry until 11:59 PM on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Not so much? Then come watch the swedes at 7:00 PM on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at The Borland Center for Performing Arts, located on Mainstreet at Midtown in Palm Beach Gardens.  The lobby doors open at 6:00 PM.

But wait, you cry! What are the rules? The fees? Who’s in charge? Why is this happening?

We’ll start at the beginning.

We want YOU!

THE HISTORY OF THE SWEDE

First, there was a little cinematic gem called Be Kind, Rewind. It starred Jack Black and Mos Def. It was kinda ho-hum, but it contained the seeds that would grow into a cult phenomenon. Yes, this film is responsible for the existence of the swede (n. laughably bad remake of a Hollywood film, so named because it sounds European and nouvelle vague). It is therefore like a grandparent to the swede fest.

SO, YOU WANNA SWEDE A FILM?

Lest you think SWEDE FEST™ PALM BEACH 3 is nothing more than an amateur free-for-all, we have RULES and SUBMISSION GUIDELINES. Email us ASAP to reserve your film, because we only want one of everything. Once you call dibs on your movie, start calling in favors, because you’ll need a cast and a location — even if that turns out to be you, your BF, and your dog in the backyard. A little planning never hurt.

Keep your swede under 3 minutes. Embrace its amateur nature. The bigger the original film’s budget, plus the less you spend on your swede, equals comedy gold. Make it the equivalent of PG-13, even if you’re sweding Pulp Fiction. Work creatively around cussing, nekkidness, and other grown-up stuff since SWEDE FEST™ PALM BEACH 3 is open to all ages.

It’s free to enter a film in SWEDE FEST™ PALM BEACH 3. Tickets to the festival are $8 online – we’ll let you know as soon as they go on sale here.

If you enter a film, you receive one free ticket. Tempting, no?

Plus, the audience votes for its favorite swede in both under- and over-18 categories and we award prizes.  And because this is such a spectacularly popular event, we’re showcasing 24 swedes in the theatre the night of the festival; the remaining swedes will play in the lobby.

For more information, email us at info@swedefestpalmbeach.com.

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YOU KNOW, THIS EVENT REALLY NAILS THE COOLNESS FACTOR.  HOW DO I SPONSOR?

SWEDE FEST™ PALM BEACH 3 is the only film festival of its kind in Southeast Florida.  This year, we’re happy to announce that we’re allowing sponsor participation for the first time. The festival receives enormous audience participation, has a substantial viral following on social media, and will provide its sponsors major visibility in front of 500 amateur filmmakers, their families, and friends on the night of the festival. Sponsorship levels range from $250 to $1,000.  For more information, email info@swedefestpalmbeach.com.

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Deets for swede fest™ 3 palm beach

Deets for swede fest™ 3 palm beach

Now, in case you had the mistaken impression that the headline indicates we can tell you EVERYTHING you might want to know about swede fest™ 3 palm beach, let’s be clear: It’s a date and a deadline, and time and a location. It’s early days here, people.

WHAT: swede fest™ 3 palm beach
WHERE: Midtown’s Borland Center for Performing Arts
WHEN: Saturday, August 2, 2014, doors open at 6:00 PM, festival starts at 7:00 PM
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 11:59 PM

We’ll be back soon with ticket prices, pre-event and after-party info, the submission guidelines, and some new stuff we’re still cooking up. We’ll even try to have the new logo done soon, but don’t hold your breath or anything. And does anyone actually use that as a strategy?

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The Big 10

The Big 10

Ten days. That’s it.

Swede-makers from the inaugural swede fest palm beach in 2012

Swede-makers from the inaugural SWEDE FEST PALM BEACH. They're back again this year!

SWEDE FEST™ 2 PALM BEACH is on Saturday, July 27th at 7:00 PM at The Borland Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are $5 right now online, $8 for the VIP package (ticket + cool commemorative lanyard/badge combo). Tix will be $6 cash at the door. We sold out last year, so waiting until the night of is a calculated risk.

While you spend the next ten days working on the splendor of your threads for this wicked spiffy occasion, we’ll be watching the submissions, readying the awards, harassing the directors for the names of their “plus ones,” printing programs, fielding calls and emails, dusting off the step-and-repeat, and generally trying to dial back the insanity that ensues in the lead-up to this event.

Gotta run; we have a date with a big roll of red carpet…

 

 

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ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT!

ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT!
Marissa Dimascio and Chris Mash

Some of last year's "sweders"

One week and 11 hours from now (give or take a minute), we hit the entry deadline for SWEDE FEST™ 2 PALM BEACH. That’s it. Finis. No mas. Done.

If you haven’t already called dibs on your swede, there’s still PLENTY of time to pick your film, beg friends and relatives to help out, produce less than 3 minutes of usable footage, and skate in under the deadline. Officially, said deadline is 11:59 PM on Tuesday, July 9, 2013.

SWEDE FEST™ 2 PALM BEACH takes place at 7:00 PM on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at the Borland Center for Performing Arts on Mainstreet at Midtown in Palm Beach Gardens. Come around 6:00 PM when the doors open and the party gets started, and you stand a very good chance of being a featured player in our swede of SWEDE FEST™ 2 PALM BEACH. Yes, that same crew will be with us again this year, sticking a mic in your face and asking you to yell, “swede fest palm beach!”

Sweet.

In case you weren’t there (or were a wee bit overindulgent with the bevvies), here’s a reminder…

 

We’ll focus a bit more on how much cool stuff slated to happen before and after our little shindig in the next post. But here’s the most updated list of movies YOU CAN’T SWEDE:

  • Alien
  • Back To The Future
  • Cast Away
  • Dark Knight Rises
  • Dead Man Down
  • Edward Scissor Hands
  • Ghost
  • Goodfellas
  • Grown Ups: Arrow Roulette
  • Harry Potter and The Scorcerer’s Stone
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • Life of Pi
  • Little Shop Of Horrors
  • Looper
  • Mama
  • Moby Dick
  • Napoleon Dynamite
  • Point Break
  • Raging Bull
  • Roman Holiday
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The Swede
  • Shrek
  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
  • Starship Troopers
  • Suptertroopers
  • Ted
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • The Avengers
  • The Exorcist
  • The Shining
  • The Titanic
  • They Live
  • Tron
  • Twister

Have a cool 4th of July. We’ll be back.

 

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Call for Entries Open: swede fest™ 2 palm beach

Call for Entries Open: swede fest™ 2 palm beach

It’s THAT time again! The Call for Entries is officially open for our second annual swede fest, boasting the ever-so-original name of SWEDE FEST™ 2 PALM BEACH. You can submit your entries until 11:59 PM on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. How? The bestest best way is via one of the many file-sharing sites like www.wetransfer.com or www.dropbox.com. Barring that, you can send us your 3-minutes-or-less epic on a DVD.

(Cue the sound of screeching brakes)

But wait, you cry! What are the rules? The fees? Who’s in charge? Where?

All of the answers are here, young Jedi. That’s the reason this website exists…

We’ll start at the beginning.

First, there was a little gem of a movie called Be Kind, Rewind. It starred Jack Black and Mos Def. The movie was kinda ho-hum, but it contained the seeds that would grow into a cult phenomenon. Yes, this film is responsible for the existence of the swede (n. laughably bad remake of a Hollywood film), and is therefore like a grandparent to the swede fest™. For a linear timeline, check out the “what’s a swede, man?‘ page.

Lest you think swede fest™ 2 palm beach is nothing more than an amateur free-for-all, we have RULES and SUBMISSION GUIDELINES. First, email us ASAP to reserve your film, because we only want one of everything. Once you reserve your movie, start roping in whoever you can to help with this little labor of love, because you’ll need a cast and a location — even if that turns out to be you, your BF, and your dog in the backyard. A little planning never hurt.

Keep your swede at under 3 minutes, and embrace the amateur nature of sweding. The bigger the original film’s budget and the less you spend on your swede are comedy gold, even if your source material is high drama. Your swede must be he equivalent of PG-13, even if you’re sweding Pulp Fiction. Find creative ways to work around any cussing, nekkidness, or other “grown up” stuff in the original movie, since swede fest™ 2 palm beach is open to all ages.

It’s free to enter a film in swede fest™ 2 palm beach. Tickets to the actual event on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at 7:00 PM are $5 in advance online, and $6 at the door. If you enter a film, you receive two free tickets. Although it’s not a competition per se, the audience that night will vote for their favorite swede and we will award a prize.

Check out last year’s submissions on the “watch our swedes!” page of this site. Or check out the swedes produced for the 10 previous swede fests in Fresno.

We’ll keep you updated here, via Twitter and Facebook as movies are reserved and the entries start rolling in. swede fest™ 2 palm beach will take place again this year at The Borland Center for Performing Arts on Mainstreet at Midtown

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