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Filmmakers get Swede relief

Organizers of the Fresno Swede Fest are looking for local filmmakers interested in having a little fun.

Fresno Swede 4 is scheduled for Nov. 7 and seeking amateurs and professionals interesting in “swedeing,” the art of making low-budget re-enactments of popular movies.

It was the subject of the 2008 Jack Black comedy “Be Kind Rewind.”

Fresno filmmakers jumped on the Swede idea and local blog The Dumb Are Mostly Intrigued by the Drum (dumb started their own Swede Fest last year. Fresno was the first city to host such a festival.

In its previous incarnations, the Swede Fest has produced local versions of “La Bamba,” “Iron Man,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “The Princess Bride.”

Films must be no longer than five minutes and submitted by Nov. 4. The festival will be held at 5 p.m. Nov. 7 at Starline, 831 E. Fern Ave. Details:,