18th Annual All Free TromaDance Film Festival

“A Film Festival is like sex, better when it’s free.”

18th Annual All Free TromaDance Film Festival Submissions Deadline extends through June 1st

Troma Entertainment, the longest running truly independent film company, has extended the submissions deadline to their 18th Annual All Free TromaDance Film Festival, it was announced today by Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger.

Film, Art, Music, Panels! TromaDance Submissions Deadline extended to June 1st! Submit here: tromadance.com

“There’s a massive groundswell of filmmakers who are asking to submit to TromaDance after the deadline. The attraction to TromaDance is understandable and we are happy to extend the deadline to June 1st. After all, a film festival is like sex, better when it’s free!” stated Lloyd Kaufman. 
Lloyd Kaufman with Super Tromette Mandy Kat and star of Naked Sister, Iona at the 17th Annual TromaDance
About TromaDance:
The Tromadance Film Festival is now in its 18th year and was first developed by Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment and Creator of The Toxic Avenger. South Park co-creator Trey Parker, whose debut film “Cannibal! The Musical” is distributed by Troma Entertainment, suggested the idea for Tromadance to Kaufman in 1999. Kaufman felt that the Sundance Film Festival, and similar exclusive big wig festivals, had become too “Hollywood” by charging high entry fees, showing multimillion-dollar “independent” movies, and practicing an elitist structure and film selection process. Parker urged Kaufman to create his own festival -the direct independent opposite of Sundance – that would be free to enter and attend, focusing on independently produced films made without the Hollywood system. From 1999 – 2010 Tromadance operated concurrently alongside the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and acted as a true independent alternative to Sundance’s mainstream offerings.
Lloyd Kaufman with Trey Parker and Matt Stone at TromaDance Film Festival
Unlike every other film festival, Tromadance does not charge filmmakers to submit their work and entrance to all screenings and panels are free to the public. There are no VIP reservations or preferential treatment regarding Tromadance’s films or filmmaking panels. The organizers of Tromadance believe films are meant to be seen, especially the work of emerging filmmakers. Art – in all its forms – is for everyone. Tromadance is the first film festival of the people, for the people, and by the people!  After 2010, Tromadance expanded to multiple locations across the country in order to spread the TROMAtic word of truly independent art. The festival has been held in Detroit, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Brooklyn, and New Jersey.
James Gunn’s LolliloveHuman Centipede, and Anna Biller’s Viva all were TromaDance Premieres/Discoveries!
romadance has enjoyed great success throughout its almost two decade run and has been covered in various international publications including IndieWire, Brooklyn Vegan, The AV Club, Fangoria, Bloody Disgusting, Dread Central, Rue Morgue, Famous Monsters of Filmland, Forbes, Noisey, MirrorUK, the New York Daily News, Page Six of the New York Post, and many more. Past sponsors include Kodak, Sega, G4, Drafthouse Films, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Lomography, and Kitsplit.com, just to name a few.
Besides world premiere screenings, such as the first U.S. showing of “The Human Centipede” in 2010, another highlight of every Tromadance Film Festival is the annual panel discussion. Panels in years past have included industry professionals, such as James Gunn, Ti West, Larry Fessenden, Rose Ganguzza, Bill Plympton, Kevin Eastman, Karen Black, Roy Frumkes, Jason Eisenor, Hery Zebrowski, and more!
Filmmakers can submit their films through here: TromaDance Submissions


Up next from Troma is Lloyd Kaufman’s second installment of his two-part film event, Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High AKA Vol.2 and it’s coming to the Cannes Film Festival! 7 years in the making, Vol.2 is shaping up to be what Michael Herz has called “The best Troma Movie ever made!”
Arcades 3
77 Rue FĂ©lix Faure, 06400 Cannes, France
May 23 5:30p, May 24 8:30p, May 25 3:30p
World Premiere of Theatrical Trailer for,
Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High Vol. 2
Warning this trailer is NSFW