ONCE UPON A TIME, IN THE MAGICAL LAND OF WISCONSIN...
Shrekfest started as an Internet joke in 2014, but people believed in it so hard that it became real. The art collective known as 3GI Industries have hosted the event ever since then and have seen it explode into an international phenomenon. Shrekheads from all across the world now make the annual pilgrimage to Madison to celebrate the big, green ogre.
2021 MARKS SHREKFEST'S 8rd YEAR.
Shrekfest has always been free to the public and known for its inclusive, easy-going atmosphere. The fest includes live music, a roar contest, a costume contest, and an onion eating contest, and of course an outdoor screening of the 2001 Oscar winning film Shrek.
DID I MENTION WE REMADE SHREK?
In 2018 we released Shrek Retold, a feature-length, scene-for-scene re-imagining of the original 2001 Oscar winning film, Shrek. This retelling features over 200 different creators working in their own styles. This modern day ogrepiece presents a lavish variety of mediums, music, and performances- and like all great works of art should be, IT'S FREE TO WATCH ON YOUTUBE. It has gained over 7 million views since uploading, but honestly I just saw a video PewDiePie™ posted 3 days ago where he watches TikToks and that has 42 million views, so who cares.
"EVERYTHING I'VE EVER DREAMED"
THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING
Since 2020, 3GI Industries has been hosting a VIRTUAL Shrekfest due to the ongoing pandemic. Thanks to all who contributed to and enjoyed the show! And now, for your viewing pleasure, an upload of the Shrekfest Online 2021 full stream:
THE SHREKFEST LEGACY
EPIC ART IS MADE POSSIBLE DUE TO YOUR EPIC SUPPORT.
For a few hours a year, we can create a place where it's okay to be weird, to be different, to be yourself, and to hang out with others who feel the same way. We truly believe we've created something special with this festival, and are only able to keep pursuing this wacky dream with your love and support. Whether you are a PATREON supporter, bought some MERCH, or simply spread the news about Shrekfest, thank you :)
So yeah, there it is. Nearly 4 hours long. If you have some work to do, maybe put this on in the background or something. Or you can pretend it's live. Here's the stream, but broken up in parts in case that's better:
I can't think of a better way to kick off the fest. Thanks, NB! I honestly had no plans for a commencement speech until NB sent me a message on discord instructing me that he was going to make a video and I was to show it before Shrekfest Online. Yes, Master!
Next up we have Shrekfest TV 2021, a collection of Shrek-themed music videos, short films, and cartoons. This may be my favorite part of the fest, seeing all the fun and creative things you guys make. Yall rock! COLLABORATORS
The Art Show always gets the most submissions, that's why I've included this gallery as well! Look at all this beautiful artwork!
54 - 54
And now for Shrekfest's LOUDEST game! Tovar, you've made the thumbnail AGAIN! Shrek would be proud :')
7 - 7
WOW! Great costumes! Keep it up!
And lastly but not leastly, the infamous ONION-EATING CONTEST. *Spoiler Alert* Reigning Onion-Eating Champ Sam takes the victory once again. We also do a little onion-eating challenge of our own. *Spoiler Alert* It's gross.
Alright, that's it, folks! I hope you all had as much fun watching this year's fest as we did putting it all together.
See ya at Shrekfest 2022 ;)
3GI'S CELEBRATION OF LOVE AND LIFE
AARON SEABOLT ● ADOGGMAN ● ALEX ● AMANDA BOWEN ● AMY GADD
ANDREW GRAY ● ANTHONY BALISTRERI ● ASHLEY CAMARENA ● ASHLEY K
BRET SMITH ● CERESGALAX ● CONNOR AUBEY ● DAN KOSS ● DANIEL TROTTER
DAVID MEDVED ● DAVID SHAW ● DRAGODA ● DREW ROEHRIG ● EDGARDO SOTO
ERIN RIGDON ● ESSIE WOOD ● FERRETFERRET ● FLACCIDFREDDY ● GR18VIDZ
JACOB GRAY ● SHEK ● JILL NARDI ● JOHANNES TÖRNQUIST ● JOHN FRAIN ● KAI
KORUPI JONES ● KYLE ● LAMBHOOT ● MATTHEW FISHER ● MOLDYTOFU
OLIVER G ● PEARSONMCKENZIE ● PSEUDOFAUN ● ROSE THE RAT
SAM MIDDLETON ● SARAH BERK ● SKYA ● SOUPCUBE ● STARINTHEGUTTER
TOVAR PERRI ● TRINO OROZCO ● TYLER WALLACE ● WHISKERS
Thank you to the brave men and women who sponsor 3GI's creative endeavors.
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