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.

Premiering on Virtual Cinema February 12


  • Sweded Films Include
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Ferris Beuller
  • The Lighthouse
  • Gone Girl
  • Airforce One
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • … More!


Sweded Film Fest is a compilation reel that brings together the best, funniest Sweded Films made during the COVID-19 Quarantines. Created by Row House Cinema in Pittsburgh, it is available through Virtual Cinema on Feb. 12.

Your ticket purchase will help support independent cinemas across the country, so you can watch some hilarious films and feel good about helping to keep indie cinemas alive!

State City Cinema Ticket Link Country
PA Pittsburgh Row House Cinema United States
PA Bryn Mawr Bryn Mawr Film Institute United States
WA Mount Vernon Lincoln Theatre United States
MN Minneapolis Riverview Theater United States
CA San Francisco Roxie Theater United States
OR Corvallis Darkside Cinema United States
IA Iowa City FilmScene United States
OH Oklahoma City Oklahoma Museum of Art United States
MS Oxford Oxford Film Festival United States


It is! We hear they have great meatballs.

But Sweded films have nothing to do with Sweden the country, and everything to do with Michel Gondry’s Be Kind Rewind — a 2008 film in which video store employees (Jack Black and Mos Def) ruin an entire store worth of videos and cover their mistake by hilariously remaking films themselves.

We turned the concept into a film festival and 2020 will be its fourth year running.

Awesome! We can’t wait to watch it.

But you’ll have to wait until next year to submit. To stay up to date on registration, follow us on Insta (@swededff) or sign up for our newsletter below.

When the movie comes out on Feb. 12, you’ll be able to watch it. You’ll receive an email when it’s available.

Yes! Probably. Check out our tech help center for our most frequently asked questions and reach out to if your question wasn’t answered.

We recommend our filmmakers keep it roughly PG-13, and we choose films/edit accordingly.

If you are a theater and would like to participate, please email us here

If you would like your favorite, local, independent, amazing theater to participate, please email us here

It’s been a rough year to run a movie theater y’all. Many, like Row House, are relying on the release of virtual cinema titles to earn a little money. When you rent through your local cinema, they’ll receive 50% of the sale just for letting you know about it!


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