Are you an up and coming filmmaker, but can’t get your movies seen outside of YouTube? Have you dreamed of getting one of your movies in a film festival and seen by hundreds of people, but your films keep getting rejected because they were deemed as “bad”? Have no fear because there is a film festival out there for you right here in the Palm Beach area, Swede Fest 2 is returning next month and there is still time to make and submit your short film.
You may be asking yourself, “What exactly is a Swede?” According to the Swede Fest 2 Palm Beach website, a swede is a no-budget, laughably bad remake of a hit Hollywood film – the bigger, the better. This was all inspired by the Jack Black comedy, “Be Kind Rewind”.
Before you get out there and get the cameras rolling, there are a few rules the folks at Swede Fest 2 Palm Beach would like you to know. First, don’t make anything beyond a PG-13 rated film. No nudity, blood and guts and try to keep the cursing to a minimum too. Films should be no more than 3 minutes (if you come in at 3:02, they will probably let that slide, but do your best). Entries are due by July 9th at 11:59 PM.
Also, there is a slight rule change this year in that you must lay claim to what film you want to swede. You can contact the people at Swede Fest 2 Palm Beach by emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org to let them know what movie you are planning to do. You can click HERE to read all the rules about the film festival. The following paragraph is the current list of movies that are already being sweded.
Alien, Back to the Future, Castaway, Dead Man Down, Edward Scissorhands, Ghost, Goodfellas, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade, Life of Pi, Little Shop of Horrors, Mama, Napoleon Dynamite, Moby Dick, Point Break, Roman Holiday, Raging Bull, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, Shrek, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Starship Troopers, Supertroopers, Ted, The Avengers The Dark Knight Rises, The Exorcist, The Shining, They Live, Titanic, Tron, Twister.
So there is still time to get your swede on! If you don’t want to make a film, but still want to have a fun time at a film festival, Swede Fest 2 Palm Beach is taking place Saturday night, July 27 at 7:00pm. You can visit the film festival website by clicking HERE to get more information like purchasing tickets. Last year’s festival sold out so don’t wait until last minute. This is your time to shine! Slap a wig on your mom or your best friend and then it’s lights, camera, action!