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swede fest 6 swede fest™ palm beach 6 (the sixiest!) Happening March 24 at the Kelsey Theater

Palm Beach Film Society Hosts Hilarious Amateur 
Film Festival in Lake Park

Mary Poppins
Back to the Future
The Cube
Dirty Dancing
The Shining
The Blair Witch Project
Finding Neemo
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Dr. Strange
Romeo & Juliet
The 2018 Oscars
Every Space Movie Ever
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Rogue One
Beauty and the Beast
Captain America: Civil War
Sleepemon (Sleeping Beauty and Pokemon combined)


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 the small, labor-of-love projects they do between blockbusters. This is not the case with the annual swede fest™ palm beach. Instead, a “swede” is a 3-minute no-budget, laughably bad remake of a hit Hollywood film. The term comes from the 2008 comedy, “Be Kind Rewind,” which started an underground sweding craze and resulted in the very first swede fest™ in Fresno. Next came swede fest™ tampa bay, and swede fest™ palm beach ushers in its 6th year on March 24, 2018 from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Kelsey Theater in Lake Park.

“sweders” will walk the “where the heck is the red carpet?” dressed in their best ‘Hollywood’ garb (whatever that means to them) before heading into the theater. The hit improv group Cheese & Crackers will emcee the night with quick breaks between groups of films to allow audience members to decide the best of the worst films. Following the “awards ceremony” everyone is invited next door to the Brewhouse Gallery for the after party.

COST:Tickets to the event are $12 in advance or $15 that evening and may be purchased at

 Saturday, March 24 at 7:00 PM
 The Kelsey Theater – 
700 Park Avenue, Lake Park

 The Palm Beach Film Society, a non-profit dedicated to promoting local film makers and film making in Palm Beach County is the presenting organization in partnership with the Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission and the Kelsey Theater and Brewhouse Gallery.


For general information:

CALL Elizabeth Dashiell, 561.543.8276

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swede fest™ palm beach 5 (the swedest)

Palm Beach Film Society seeks hilariously bad remakes of Hollywood hits for October 15 festival at Kelsey Theater

LAKE PARK, Fla. (August 23, 2016) Calling all movie fans! It’s back! The #1 film festival that refuses to take itself seriously returns with swede fest™ palm beach 5, and this year it’s the “swedest”! Celebrating a half-decade of hilariously bad remakes of Hollywood hits, the underground festival takes place at the new arts’ corridor in Lake Park at the Kelsey Theater, with an entertainment-packed after party next door at the Brewhouse Gallery. The wildly popular, sell-out event showcases laughably bad, 3 minute remakes of Hollywood hits made by amateur filmmakers throughout Palm Beach County.  This year’s showcase of ‘bad films made by good people’ is presented by the Palm Beach Film Society on October 15 from 7 pm to 9 pm at 700 Park Avenue, Lake Park.

But what is a “swede?” 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 Fast and the Furious” reenacted using children’s Big Wheels – these are only a few examples of the hundreds of films submitted the past four years. 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.

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