The deadline for entries in the 13th Annual TromaDance Film Festival, the only truly independent film festival that is completely FREE, has been extended. The festival has already received a record number of entries from independent filmmakers all over the world however due to the huge groundswell of support, entries will remain open until March 15, 2012. Submission information can be found at

Unlike mainstream, elitist festivals like Cannes and Sundance, TromaDance does not charge film makers anything to submit their films.  All TromaDance screenings are free and with the festival’s “No VIP Policy”, celebrities and fans are treated equally.  TromaDance will be held at Asbury Lanes in historic Asbury Park, New Jersey on May 4th and 5th.

As is the tradition, part of the TromaDance budget is funded by fans. This year the festival is being partially crowd-funded through Kickstarter. We still need donations to get to our fan goal of $4000. Please donate at KICKSTARTER.  Backers who donate will receive a variety of exclusive rewards, including signed collectible posters, DVDs, original Toxic Crusaders animation cells or even a round of bowling with TromaDance founder, Lloyd Kaufman or a cameo in an upcoming film!

In the past, TromaDance has presented the North American premiere of THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE, THE TAINT, KIDNAPPED.  The work of Giuseppe Andrews was also presented for the first time at TromaDance.  The festival also hosts discussion panels with independent filmmakers that share their wisdom and secrets to success with the audience.  Past panels include Oscar-nominated actress Karen Black, Jenna Fischer, GHOST RIDER producer Steven Paul, Adam Rifkin, director of THE DARK BACKWARD and DETROIT ROCK CITYHOUSE OF THE DEVIL producer Larry Fessenden, Independent Film and Television Alliance CEO Jean Pruitt, and Oscar-nominated animator Bill Plympton.