Join us for the only festival of classic movies, re-made by amateurs who replace A-list stars and CGI with whatever is laying around their houses and a ton of creativity. It’s odd, unexpected, and a whole lot of fun.
There are just a few rules to a Sweded film. Keep it cheap, short, and out of control, but make it awesome.
Filmmakers can register now and submit their films by Dec. 31. Our panel of judges will choose winners for our cash prizes, and we’ll compile the best of the best Sweded submissions to be included in a feature-length compilation film to premiere in theaters across the country at both in-person and virtual cinema screenings in January. As organizers of the festival, Row House Cinema will host the festival at a special in-person screening, in addition to offering it on our virtual cinema platform.
Out of the films selected for the final compilation film, winners will be chosen by our panel of judges.
Registration fees go towards cash prizes for winners!
Films must be shot horizontally (hold your phone sideways)! We can’t really use it otherwise.
Film must be 3-5 minutes
Keep it PG-13
You cannot play original soundtracks (it’s a copyright violation). HOWEVER, you can hum it, sing it, or play it on a kazoo.
Swede a well- known movie, but remember that we’ll only choose one of each title. So you’ll want something well-known, but somewhat original.
Tech specs are as follow:
flat format – 1998 x1080 (note… not 1920×1080)
frame rate – 24 fps or 30 fps (note… not 23.98 fps)
audio can be up to 5.1 surround
acceptable formats include mp4, mov, m4v only