Registration For Film Entry – Sweded Film Festival 2019

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Registration For Film Entry – Sweded Film Festival 2019

Calling anyone with a camera, an imagination, and a desire to win $400! Row House Cinema is hosting the 3rd annual Sweded Short Film Competition.

Purchase your registration, then dibs your film by emailing

______ What Is a Sweded Film? ______
Fun, amateur recreations of famous films using extremely limited resources and technology inspired by Michel Gondry’s 2008 comedy “Be Kind Rewind.” Films are short, from 3 – 5 minutes long. Row House has made several as previews, which you can see here:

______ Prizes! ______
1st Place: $400
2nd Place: $150
3rd Place: $50
Judged Prize: 10 Movie Pass for Row House

______ Enter Your Film! ______
Registering secures your film’s spot in the competition. Selected films will be shown June 21 – 27. The audience will vote on the winners!

Remember – it’s a Swede… so keep it fast, cheap, and out of control, but make it awesome!

-Registration Fee: $18 per film

The DEADLINE to register is June 3 by 11am EST. Films must be submitted by June 9 Details/requirements are below.

______ Film Guidelines & Requirements. ______
– DIBS the film you’re going to Swede early by emailing (we do this to avoid doubles within the same year)
– Length must be 3-5 minutes
– keep it PG-13
– must be a swede of a known movie. Remember, the more popular the film, the more your swede will be loved (*hint hint The Audience Choice Award)
– flat format – 1998 x 1080 (note… not 1920 x 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

______ Other Important Stuff ______
– Row House has the right to reject any movie for content or technical failure.
– Row House and the filmmakers share the rights to submitted Sweded films
– Registration fee is non-refundable