Swede Fest Palm Beach

Swede Fest Palm Beach Submit films by 11:59 PM on Septembe Festival is 7:00 PM on Fri. Sept. 22 @ The Lake Worth Playhouse. What is a sweded film? after party at the Brewhouse Gallery.
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In 2008, the film "Be Kind Rewind" spawned a subculture of Internet videos in which regular people re-make Hollywood films with no money. These no-budget remakes are called “swedes.” Most of them are bad – as in “bad movies by good people,” our tagline. As a byproduct of the underground sweding craze, two guys in Fresno invited a bunch of friends to make films starring themselves, then get togethe

r to screen them in another homage: To the indie film festival – but without the beautiful celebrities, coolness factor, or bidding wars. swede fest™ palm beach is modeled after that original Swede Fest, and will be held in Lake Park's Kelsey Theater with a where's-the-red-carpet?

10/19/2023

Film fans! Check out this RARE opportunity to see a live-stream theatrical experience from anywhere. Local actors/filmmakers have created a one-hour, single-shot horror movie they perform each Thursday in October. Live filming/live acting/all caught on film and sent to your device via the power of the interwebs...

Feelin' the love from Florida Weekly - Palm Beach,  and you'll be loving our swedes tomorrow night! Tickets are going fa...
09/22/2023

Feelin' the love from Florida Weekly - Palm Beach, and you'll be loving our swedes tomorrow night! Tickets are going fast so get yours now at lakeworth-playhouse.ticketleap.com

These films are laughably bad. But that’s a good thing. The Palm Beach Film Society will host 4-minute remakes of Hollywood hits during the return of the amateur film festival swede fest palm beach, which kicks off the L-Dub Film Festival in Lake Worth Beach on Sept. 22. This year’s list of “b...

In case you needed another reason to join us Friday night, we made the The Palm Beach Post top five best things to do th...
09/21/2023

In case you needed another reason to join us Friday night, we made the The Palm Beach Post top five best things to do this weekend. But you were planning on coming anyway, right? Who wouldn't want to see amateurs remake Hollywood movies under 5 minutes, with no budget? Come see our swedes! We can't promise Holkywood stars, but we can promise laughter, fun, and bad movies by good people. Doors open at 6 pm, showtime at 7 pm!

Weekend in Palm Beach County? Incredible options await including an Octoberfest, SUP yoga, a Rolling Stones tribute, Swede Fest and more.

Are you still wondering what Swede Fest Palm Beach is all about? Check out this interview on WFLX FOX 29 to hear the det...
09/20/2023

Are you still wondering what Swede Fest Palm Beach is all about? Check out this interview on WFLX FOX 29 to hear the details then join us Friday at the Lake Worth Playhouse! Doors at 6 pm and Showtime at 7 pm!

Swede Fest is an amateur film festival where anyone can make a Hollywood blockbuster movie on a zero-dollar budget.

Thanks again to "sweders" Jason Galotti, Manny, Josh and emcee Mary Stucchi for joining in the interview fun with TA Wal...
09/19/2023

Thanks again to "sweders" Jason Galotti, Manny, Josh and emcee Mary Stucchi for joining in the interview fun with TA Walker and WPTV and WFLX FOX 29! Got tickets? Don't miss out on the best, worst films under five minutes by complete amateurs. Showtime at 7 pm, doors open at 6 pm at the Lake Worth Playhouse.

Swede (like Sweden) Fest is an amateur film festival where anyone can make a Hollywood blockbuster movie on a zero-dollar budget. Each film is under four min...

Tune in to WPTV News Channel 5 tomorrow with TA Walker for Shining a Light on this year's Swede Fest Palm Beach! We are ...
09/18/2023

Tune in to WPTV News Channel 5 tomorrow with TA Walker for Shining a Light on this year's Swede Fest Palm Beach! We are live at the Lake Worth Playhouse Tuesday from 5 - 7 am! Watch our amazing emcee, Mary Stucchi and "sweders" Jason Galotti and Joshua Rager, along with Palm Beach Film Society VP Elizabeth Dashiell and -Dub Film Festival producer Charlie Birnbaum as we give a little preview of this Friday's event! Too early for you? Well tune in to WFLX Fox 29 from 7 am to 8:45 am because we'll be there too! Then get ready for the main event in FOUR DAYS!

We are ONE WEEK away from the epic night of epicness that is swede festTM palm beach 9! Get your tickets today or miss t...
09/15/2023

We are ONE WEEK away from the epic night of epicness that is swede festTM palm beach 9! Get your tickets today or miss the chance to see complete amateurs take on these films in 4 minutes or less...

Love movies? Hate movies? If you answered yes to either of those questions then you need to get your swede festTM palm b...
09/11/2023

Love movies? Hate movies? If you answered yes to either of those questions then you need to get your swede festTM palm beach tickets today. The cult Film Festival that loves to have fun with Hollywood's best and worst films happens September 22nd at the Lake Worth Playhouse. Then get ready to laugh your way down the "red" carpet.

SWEDE FEST PALM BEACH SEPTEMBER 22, 2023 TIME: DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 PM FESTIVAL STARTS 7 PM LOCATION: LAKE WORTH PLAYHOUSE 713 LAKE AVE LAKE WORTH, FL 33460 TICKETS: $9.00 - GENERAL ADMISSION (Doors open for seating at 6:30pm) Visit swedefestpalmbeach.com for more information. Synopsis: The Palm Beach...

Our current lineup of "Bad Films by Good People" is here! Now it's YOUR turn. Come out September 22 (doors open at 6 p.m...
09/05/2023

Our current lineup of "Bad Films by Good People" is here! Now it's YOUR turn. Come out September 22 (doors open at 6 p.m. for "red carpet" entrance and cash bar) to the Lake Worth Playhouse for swede festTM palm beach9! Watch 3(ish) minute remakes of Hollywood hits done by complete amateurs then vote on your pick for best of the worst films. Tickets are $9 per person and can be purchased at https://lakeworth-playhouse.ticketleap.com/swede-fest-of-palm-beach/.

Monty Python's Dead Parrot
Stepbrothers
The Little Mermaid
Stand By Me
Ghostbusters/Lethal Weapon
Titanic
Amityville Horror
Barbie Movie
The Thing That Wasn't There

SWEDE FEST PALM BEACH SEPTEMBER 22, 2023 TIME: DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 PM FESTIVAL STARTS 7 PM LOCATION: LAKE WORTH PLAYHOUSE 713 LAKE AVE LAKE WORTH, FL 33460 TICKETS: $9.00 - GENERAL ADMISSION (Doors open for seating at 6:30pm) Visit swedefestpalmbeach.com for more information. Synopsis: The Palm Beach...

"We bury our sins here, Dave. We wash them clean." Just a note: We keep our swedes clean, even if the source material is...
08/28/2023

"We bury our sins here, Dave. We wash them clean." Just a note: We keep our swedes clean, even if the source material isn't. All 3-minute remakes are PG-13. Even this one that is now taken! Deadline to grab a title and make your own swede is coming to an end, so claim your title today by emailing: [email protected]

08/26/2023

What's a "swede"? A 3-minute remake of a Hollywood hit created by a complete amateur. Still can't picture it? No worries. Here's one of last year's "swedes" for a better idea. Then imagine a showcase of these screen gems and YOU get to vote on which bad movie is the best. Come celebrate "cinematic magic" September 22 at the Lake Worth Playhouse. Doors open at 6 pm and showtime at 7 pm. Tickets are a mere $9 and you can get them here: https://lakeworth-playhouse.ticketleap.com/swede-fest-of-palm-beach/dates/Sep-22-2023_at_0700PM

Google Review: "Oh, where do I even begin? Barbie 2023 is a tour de force that has left me utterly captivated, enchanted...
08/25/2023

Google Review: "Oh, where do I even begin? Barbie 2023 is a tour de force that has left me utterly captivated, enchanted, and spellbound. Every moment of this cinematic marvel was nothing short of pure excellence, deserving nothing less than a perfect 10 out of 10 rating!"

Guess what?

This (probably) isn't going to be that...but it's sure to be hilarious. Come to Swede Fest Palm Beach 9 on September 22 and judge for yourself. TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE: https://lakeworth-playhouse.ticketleap.com/swede-fest-of-palm-beach/

Another title gone, and we're scared to see how this one is remade, but the creature within us can't wait! Claim your ti...
08/22/2023

Another title gone, and we're scared to see how this one is remade, but the creature within us can't wait! Claim your title today and join us September 22 at the Lake Worth Playhouse for Swede Fest Palm Beach 9!

What's a sweded film, you ask? Hint: It has nothing to do with 🇸🇪.  A 3-minute, no budget remake of a Hollywood hit (or ...
08/22/2023

What's a sweded film, you ask? Hint: It has nothing to do with 🇸🇪. A 3-minute, no budget remake of a Hollywood hit (or bomb) made by literally anyone. In case you are wondering what that might look like, enjoy this little sample from last year's Swede Fest Palm Beach, then prepare to laugh yourself all the way to this year's showcase of "bad movies by good people" on September 22nd at the Lake Worth Playhouse.

Miss the interview on iheartradio today talkin' swede fest palm beach and the LDub Film Festival ? Well here's your chan...
08/20/2023

Miss the interview on iheartradio today talkin' swede fest palm beach and the LDub Film Festival ? Well here's your chance to hear all about them! Making a swede or just wanting a good laugh? Ticket available on line soon, but mark your calendar now for Swede Fest Palm Beach 9 on September 22 at the Lake Worth Playhouse!

Talked with Charlie Birnbaum, Film Director, Stonzek Theatre Manager, LDub Film Festival and Elizabeth Dashiell, Swede Fest Palm Beach. Swede Fest Palm Beach is premiering opening night of this year's LDub Film Festival on September 22nd at the Lake Worth Playhouse. Then the LDub Film Festival conti...

Another title bites the boat! If you had in mind to do a 3 minute remake of Jaws you'll have to Chum the idea ocean for ...
08/19/2023

Another title bites the boat! If you had in mind to do a 3 minute remake of Jaws you'll have to Chum the idea ocean for a different title cuz this one is taken! There is still time to grab a title and make your own zero budget remake in under 3 minutes for this year's festival. Let us know what title you are going to redo and join us on September 22nd to see your screen gem at the Lake Worth Playhouse.

IN STUDIO WITH SWEDE FEST PALM BEACH and L-DUB FILM FESTIVAL! Tune in to WJNO or any iHeartRadio station this Sunday sta...
08/15/2023

IN STUDIO WITH SWEDE FEST PALM BEACH and L-DUB FILM FESTIVAL! Tune in to WJNO or any iHeartRadio station this Sunday starting at 6 a.m. for a 1/2 hour interview with Palm Beach and Treasure Coast Perspectives' host Deb Knepp speaking with Palm Beach Film Society and Swede Fest Palm Beach producer, Elizabeth Dashiell and LDub Film Festival producer Charlie Birnbaum talking all things happening September 22 - 24!

Tick Tock. The Countdown is ON! Only THREE WEEKS LEFT to claim your title for this year's Swede Fest Palm Beach. Pick yo...
08/10/2023

Tick Tock. The Countdown is ON! Only THREE WEEKS LEFT to claim your title for this year's Swede Fest Palm Beach. Pick your favorite movie, email [email protected] with the title, grab a camera and start your 3-minute remake masterpiece! If you're wondering what movies are off limits, check out these titles that have already been claimed:
CLUE
TITANIC
SCREAM
LITTLE MERMAID
STEP BROTHERS
MONTY PYTHON DEAD PARROT
GHOSTBUSTERS

Don't wait to see your bad movie on the big screen at the Lake Worth Playhouse on September 22, get sweding now!

Feelin' the love from Florida Weekly - Palm Beach with their sweet Call to Submit feature this week. Claim your title to...
06/16/2023

Feelin' the love from Florida Weekly - Palm Beach with their sweet Call to Submit feature this week. Claim your title today and get sweding!

Have you always wanted to be in pictures? But maybe you aren’t a Hitchcock or a Spielberg. And you probably don’t have the budget to match, either. So why not channel your inner Ed Wood and go no-budget with a submission to swede fest palm beach. The Palm Beach Film Society has announced the ret...

And another title claimed! Swede fest 9 on September 22 features bad movies by good people. That means you! Looking forw...
06/13/2023

And another title claimed! Swede fest 9 on September 22 features bad movies by good people. That means you! Looking forward to all your terrible, 3-minute remakes of Hollywood Hits. Just not this one, 'cause someone else called dibs...

Alright people. three films already TAKEN! (but no, Taken isn't one of them so feel free to claim it) Just not these:Ste...
06/09/2023

Alright people. three films already TAKEN! (but no, Taken isn't one of them so feel free to claim it) Just not these:
Step Brothers
Little Mermaid
Clue!
So get your title today...just not any of these...

06/02/2023

DRUMROLL PLEASE! swede festTM palm beach 9 is coming September 22 to the Lake Worth Playhouse, kicking off the LDub Film Festival! That's right. Your favorite film festival full of faux filmmakers is going to head up a gen-u-ine juried competition of independent films and it's gonna be...fantastic, phenomenal and filled with fun (and any other family-friendly "f" adjective you could imagine). There will be a chance to hobnob with local and visiting filmmakers during a *swanky meet-and-greet on the **red carpet. Prizes! Comedy! And of course...YOUR BAD MOVIES! Want details? Head over to swedefestpalmbeach.com for rules, examples and other info you probably won't read. Deadline to submit is September 1. But if you want in on the fun, claim your title today! Need inspiration? Check out last year's sweders here: https://vimeo.com/showcase/10431344

And remember, sharing is caring and you'll want to grab some (unsuspecting) friends and/or family to join in on the fun.

*whatever we can afford to beg, borrow, bake or dumpster dive for. It'll be nice. And there'll be cocktails for sure.
**may not be red. Or even carpet

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Another huge thanks to everyone who came out, submitted their films and enjoyed the merriment of the evening! We'd LOVE ...
10/26/2022

Another huge thanks to everyone who came out, submitted their films and enjoyed the merriment of the evening! We'd LOVE your feedback, so please let us know what you enjoyed most (or least) about the night so we can continue to bring you the best of the worst each year. Now go tag yourselves!

THE SWEDES ARE HERE!!! Huge thanks to all the filmmakers and fans who came out for swede festTM palm beach 8 last night!...
10/24/2022

THE SWEDES ARE HERE!!! Huge thanks to all the filmmakers and fans who came out for swede festTM palm beach 8 last night! Photos will be added here so you can see the fun you had/missed, but in the meantime, here is your chance to to relive the magical mayhem of the movies themselves:

Indie film festivals have a rich history of showcasing amazing undiscovered talent, where Hollywood insiders troll for the next big thing, where A-list stars promote…

ONE DAY AWAY! swede festTM palm beach is happening tomorrow night, and we can wait to meet the good people who made thes...
10/22/2022

ONE DAY AWAY! swede festTM palm beach is happening tomorrow night, and we can wait to meet the good people who made these bad films. Doors open at 6 pm for photos, check in and Hollywood mingling before screening at 7 pm. Audiences vote on BEST BAD MOVIE so come out and make your voice/laughter heard at the The Kelsey Theater.

Feeling the love for swede fest palm beach (Super) 8 this SUNDAY, SUNDAY SUNDAY!! Thanks to Palm Beach Florida Weekly fo...
10/21/2022

Feeling the love for swede fest palm beach (Super) 8 this SUNDAY, SUNDAY SUNDAY!! Thanks to Palm Beach Florida Weekly for the feature. Come out to The Kelsey Theater to vote on your favorite bad movie by a good person starting at 6 pm, screening at 7 pm, awards at 8 pm(ish) and then join us at The Brewhouse Gallery afterwards. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll want to make your own....

Danielle Provencher of Boynton Beach (far right of top photo) writes, directs and edits “Dodgeball: The Swede,” for swede fest palm peach 2022. COURTESY PHOTOS It’s a combination of good people and bad films. And its organizers say it’s not to be missed. Yep. We’re talking about swede fest...

The films are IN! We're pleased to announce the current line-up of "Bad Movies by Good People." Blair Witch ProjectJuras...
10/19/2022

The films are IN! We're pleased to announce the current line-up of "Bad Movies by Good People."
Blair Witch Project
Jurassic Park
Alien
Jaws
W***y Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Ghostbusters
Back to the Future
Rambo: First Blood Part II
E.T.
Dodgeball.
(If any are missing, it's because you forgot to hit "send", but give us a shout)

Join us SUNDAY for a fun-filled night of terrible movies, laughter, prizes and more. Get your tickets today at The Kelsey Theater!

SIX days away from swede fest palm beach (SUPER) 8! Get your tickets now at The Kelsey Theater or experience terrifying ...
10/17/2022

SIX days away from swede fest palm beach (SUPER) 8! Get your tickets now at The Kelsey Theater or experience terrifying FOMO. How can you NOT want to see someone's 3 minute amateur remake of Blair Witch Project? If you thought the original was low budget, you don't know swede...

Today's the day! Deadline for film submission and we can't WAIT to see your bad movies, made by you good people. Some of...
10/14/2022

Today's the day! Deadline for film submission and we can't WAIT to see your bad movies, made by you good people. Some of the stills are coming in and...yeah. You all are really bringing the cheese to this fondue of fun. Don't forget to reserve your tickets at The Kelsey Theater for friends and family to come out, laugh, and VOTE for the best swede of the night (which of course will be yours) for the chance to win a prize (or two!).

All right everyone, it's GO TIME! We are five days away from deadline to make and send in your swede, and TWO WEEKS away...
10/09/2022

All right everyone, it's GO TIME! We are five days away from deadline to make and send in your swede, and TWO WEEKS away from the main event! You can get your tickets on-line at the The Kelsey Theater or in person the night of the event on October 23. Lots of laughs in store with these awful films (Dodgeball, anyone?), so don't wait!

Appropriate for the season, HALLOWEEN is gone! If you were hoping to recycle your Michael Myers costume to make a swede,...
09/21/2022

Appropriate for the season, HALLOWEEN is gone! If you were hoping to recycle your Michael Myers costume to make a swede, you're too late, BUT there are tons of other titles out there (Freddy Kruger deserves some love too, people), so PICK YOUR FILM TITLE and go have some killer fun.

We can't wait to see the sweded version of "A Time to Kill" at this year’s swede fest palm beachTM. You know you wanna m...
09/19/2022

We can't wait to see the sweded version of "A Time to Kill" at this year’s swede fest palm beachTM. You know you wanna make one, so claim your title today! Films submitted by October 14 so grab a recording device and get filming! Event happens October 23 at The Kelsey Theater.

NEWS! Deadline for film submissions has been extended to OCTOBER 14! So now you slackers have no excuses, and you can cl...
09/16/2022

NEWS! Deadline for film submissions has been extended to OCTOBER 14! So now you slackers have no excuses, and you can claim your film to parody today - but you can't claim GHOSTBUSTERS or W***Y WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (dear Gustov, no!) because those titles are taken...

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