“Due to the filming of our next feature film, ‘Shakespeare’s Shitstorm’ the 19th Annual TromaDance Film Festival will be held this Fall. A little later than usual, but rest assured, TromaDance 19 is happening! Please continue to submit your feature films and shorts! The tentative submissions deadline is September 30th! Submit your films to firstname.lastname@example.org!” stated Lloyd Kaufman.
Troma Entertainment, the longest running truly independent film company, has announced that the 19th Annual All Free TromaDance Film Festival will held this Fall. The festival will continue to accept submissions through September 30th. – it was announced today by Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger.
Submit to TromaDance here: TromaDance.com
Venue and Date TBA
Film, Art, Music, Panels! TromaDance Submissions Deadline extended to September 30th! tromadance.com
Lloyd Kaufman with Super Tromette Mandy Kat and star of Naked Sister, Iona at the
17th Annual TromaDance
The Tromadance Film Festival is now in its 19th 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 Lollilove, Human Centipede, and Anna Biller’s Viva
all were TromaDance Premieres/Discoveries!
Filmmakers can submit their films through here: TromaDance Submissions
Have troma distribute your film: Troma entertainment is looking for new acquisitions to add to it's Troma-rific film library!. Send your FINISHED, FEATURE-LENGTH or SHORT films to: Troma Entertainment, ATTN: Acquisitions: 36 - 40, 11th st. LIC, NY 11106.