SWEDE FEST 2 Palm Beach

Published on July 27th, 2013


Hey you! It’s time to start thinking about the second annual swede fest, boasting the ever-so-original name of SWEDE FEST 2 PALM BEACH. Feeling all FelliniSubmit an entry until 11:59 PM on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. Not so much? Then come watch the swedes at the festival on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at The Borland Center for Performing Arts, located on Mainstreet at Midtown in Palm Beach Gardens.

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

We’ll start at the beginning.

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.

Lest you think SWEDE FEST 2 PALM BEACH is nothing more than an amateur free-for-all, they have RULES and SUBMISSION GUIDELINES on their website at www.swedefestpalmbeach.com. Email us ASAP to reserve your film, because they 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 and the less you spend on your swede equal 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 the festival is open to all ages.

It’s free to enter a film in SWEDE FEST 2 PALM BEACH. Tickets to the festival are $5 in advance online, and $6 at the door. But if you enter a film, you receive two free tickets. Tempting, no? Plus, the audience votes for its favorite swede and they award a prize. And it won’t be a tour of Digital Domainís studios. Sorry about that, last year’s winners!

This little shindig is brought to you by Mainstreet at Midtown, which is much cooler that you thought. www.swedefestpalmbeach.com
Need more info? Call 561.282.4623 or email info@swedefestpalmbeach.com.