Swede Fest 3 Palm Beach

Published on July 3rd, 2014

Swede Fest 3 Palm Beach

swede3Crazy Cult Film Festival Returns with More Bad Movies Made by Good People During swede fest™ 3 palm beach

It’s back! The #1 film festival that refuses to take itself seriously returns to Mainstreet at Midtown during swede fest™ 3 palm beach, at the Borland Center for Performing Arts on Saturday, August 2. Following two sold-out years, swede fest™ 3 promises to be another epic evening of fantastical films. The underground event showcases laughably bad remakes of Hollywood hits, made by amateur filmmakers throughout Palm Beach County.

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 the “You think I’m funny?” scene from “Goodfellas”…acted entirely in mime – 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.

swede2The audience votes on the best/worst film made, which could win bragging rights for the future (or not) filmmaker, and the grand prize of a year’s subscription to Adobe Premiere Pro CC film editing software. Additional award prizes include gift certificates to the many dining and retail establishments throughout Midtown PGA. 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 $8 per person, or $11 for VIP, which includes premium seating and a nifty, official lanyard. Volunteers are always welcome, so contact Belle at 561-282-4623 if you want to join the magic.

All films must be rated PG-13, (even “Pulp Fiction” which is on this year’s list). Also, there is only one swede per film title, so no one will be stuck watching three remakes of “Transformers” (God help us all). To see a list of film titles in this year’s Festival, hop on over to www.swedefestpalmbeach.com. You may not witness a Quinten Tarantino in the making, but I promise you, you will laugh yourself silly.

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~ Elizabeth Dashiell