TromaDance Pictures! (updated 5/5)

Posted by Matt Hoffman on May 5th, 2010

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You can also see many more TromaDance pics from the Jersey Shore Metromix website here:
http://jerseyshore.metromix.com/arts-culture/photogallery/photos-from-tromadance/1891290/content

TromaDance Article on NJ.com!

Posted by Matt Hoffman on May 4th, 2010

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Reel renegade TromaDance Film Festival returns to Jersey

By Martin Tsai/The Star-Ledger
April 15, 2010, 4:22AM

And just like the monster hero he created, the man behind the enduring cult creature stands up for the embattled little guy.

But rather than ridding the streets of thugs, cult writer-director-producer Lloyd Kaufman wants to keep corporate bullies out of the independent film festival circuit.

Kaufman, the president of New York-based Troma Entertainment -- known for its B-grade horror and science-fiction films -- established the TromaDance Film Festival 10 years ago in Park City, Utah, to serve as "the conscience of Sundance," he says.

Click here to read the full article!

TromaDance Pictures!

Posted by Matt Hoffman on April 21st, 2010

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You can also see many more TromaDance pics from the Jersey Shore Metromix website here:
http://jerseyshore.metromix.com/arts-culture/photogallery/photos-from-tromadance/1891290/content

Official TromaDance Post-Event Update!

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Posted by Matt Hoffman on April 19th, 2010

TROMADANCE FILM FESTIVAL UNSPOOLS TO LARGE AUDIENCE IN ASBURY PARK, NJ

New York, NY - Competing against Kick Ass and the nearby Chiller Theatre Expo, the 11th Annual TromaDance Film Festival drew huge crowds on April 16-17 from all over the northeast to see the best and most uncompromising independent films being made today. Previously held in Park City, Utah, this year marks the festival's first edition in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Judging by the packed screenings, lines around the block, and ecstatic reception, the 11th Annual TromaDance also marks the beginning of a long and prosperous relationship between TromaDance and the historic town of Asbury Park.

The first night of the totally-free and truly independent TromaDance Film Festival kicked off at the prestigious ShowRoom with a TromaDance fundraiser screening / New Jersey premiere of Lloyd Kaufman's POULTRYGEIST: NIGHT OF THE CHICKEN DEAD, which Ain't It Cool News hailed as "a masterpiece!" and The New York Times described as "a grindhouse analogue to the psychosexual provocations of the artist Paul McCarthy and is every bit as liberating." Kaufman was in attendance to introduce the film and answer questions from Metromix journalist Alex Biese and the audience following the screening.

Audiences consisting of Troma fans, film lovers, and esteemed journalists lined up early on April 17 to attend screenings of the TromaDance Official Selections at the ShowRoom. Highlights from the Official Selections include THE TRUE ADVENTURES OF GHOST TANK, the latest installment of the hyperkinetic and ultra-violent series of animated films, LAZER GHOSTS 2: RETURN TO LASER COVE, a simultaneous sci-fi extravaganza and throwback to the video days, and THE GOLDEN NAZI VAMPIRE OF ABSAM PART II: THE SECRET OF KOTTLITZ CASTLE, a classically-styled period horror film from Germany.

Following the Official TromaDance Film Selections was the highly-anticipated East Coast premiere of THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE, the notorious horror sensation from Dutch filmmaker Tom Six. Faced with a line that wrapped around the block, the TromaDance team found chairs in the basement of the theater, filled every seat in the house, and made room on the floor in order to allow every TromaDance attendee to experience the most unforgettable film of the year.

A highlight of every TromaDance Film Festival is the annual panel discussion, and this year's panel set a new standard for insight into the workings of the industry and advice for up and coming filmmakers. The "Sell Your Own Damn Movie!" panel consisted of Larry Fessenden (Director, The Last Winter / Producer, The House of the Devil), Rolfe Kanefsky (Director, There's Nothing Out There and Nowhere Man), Dennis Dreith (Fund Administrator, Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund), and panel moderator Lloyd Kaufman (Founder, TromaDance Film Festival / Creator of the Toxic Avenger).

The 11th Annual TromaDance Film Festival wrapped with the legendary TromaDance After Party at the historic Asbury Lanes, featuring live music, stage performers, and independent bowling! After electrifying performances from The Extraodinaires, The Hipshots, and Xylophone of Wrench, Bump ‘N' Grindhouse took the stage to perform their unique brand of B-movie Burlesque.

Sponsored by G4, Focal Press, Kodak, Rue Morgue Magazine, Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund, Metromix, Big Picture Media, Asbury Pies, Asbury Lanes, and the ShowRoom, the 11th Annual TromaDance Film Festival proved to be the best year yet for the festival, and the TromaDance committee is already making plans for the festival's return to Asbury Park in 2011.

About the TromaDance Film Festival:

Inspired by Trey Parker and founded in 2000 by Lloyd Kaufman, TromaDance is the first film festival wholeheartedly devoted to filmmakers and fans. Unlike every other film festival, TromaDance does not charge filmmakers a fee to submit their films. Entrance to all screenings is free and open to the public. There are no VIP reservations and no preferential treatment of any kind is given regarding admission to films, panels, or parties. The organizers of TromaDance believe films are meant to be seen, especially when it comes to new filmmakers. Art, in all its forms, is for the people!

For more info about TromaDance, please visit:

Press Contact:
Clyde Folley
Public Relations
(718) 391-0110 x 17
clyde@troma.com

TromaDance Media Blitz!

Posted by Matt Hoffman on April 16th, 2010

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TromaDance is proud to announce their inclusion in the mass media outlets. Check out the links below!

More to come...stay tuned!

Kevin Sean Michaels, former Troma Art Director, on TD

Posted by Matt Hoffman on April 14th, 2010

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BUSHED KAUFMAN AND THE SUNDANCE KID: How 10 years of the TromaDance Film Festival Gave Art Back To The People (A Quick History)

"GIVE ART BACK TO THE PEOPLE!" screams a drunken Sgt. Kabukiman on the streets of Park City, UT. The year is 1999 and behind the mask was Doug Sakmann, then the TromaDance Festival Coordinator.

"I was arrested for putting up flyers. Does that make ANY sense?" Sakmann says, who now has his own production company, Backseat Conceptions. "Robert Redford owned the whole damn town, including the police. Aren't we all supporting art? Sundance was all about the elite and bullying."

At the time, TromaDance was a far-out idea. Troma head-honcho Lloyd Kaufman recognized that Sundance was an exclusive club. Even with some of the world's biggest sponsors, Sundance charged high fees to filmmakers to submit. With South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Kaufman set out to create their alternative to Sundance - The TromaDance Film Festival. "Cannibal: The Musical" was its first selection.

"You have to give up a kidney to make a movie," Kaufman says. "Then you have to give up another kidney to Sundance to get your movie to screen? How many kidneys does a person have? Next they will be asking for stem cells."

As satellite festivals popped up all around Sundance, the protectors of the festival limited non-related flyers to one kiosk in Park City. It was a fight to get one sheet of paper stapled onto it. As the ‘Dance craze persisted, everyone who ran a satellite festival though of new ways to promote, bordering on the antics of a carnival.

"You'd literally pull people off the street, telling people that they are going to see something unique," Sakmann remembers. "You'd promise anything you could think of to get people through the door. It was like: GET IN HERE OR ELSE!"

There were a few exceptions for truly independent films playing at Sundance. Actor Ron Fitzgerald remembers the time well. His first film "The Item" went to the Sundance Film Festival as their first ever digital admission in 1999, then went on to play other film festivals around the world before its release. At the time, movies like "The Blair Witch Project" were moving things ahead, but indie movies where still having a tough time getting into Sundance.

"We were pleasantly surprised, but we knew Sundance was crazy to have our movie in the festival. We were too bloody and weird for them," Fitzgerald says. "We had a good opening, but for a horror film but it was an anomaly… I could see TromaDance playing our movie, but Sundance? Doors were opening but the satellite festivals really kept
them open. The very next year Sundance went back to their old ways. There was a definite need for TromaDance."

But there were also other festivals in competition. In 1999, SlamDance film festival organizers felt they got there first, but welcomed what they called "brethren fringe elements." They reported on their website they "predicted in 1995 that other groups of filmmakers have gathered in the last few years in Park City to screen their films. We've welcomed these added rings to the circus."

As market confusion abounded, TromaDance tried to remain ahead of the curve. The festival made sure that if times got tough (i.e. no sponsorship), they would stick to be independent, which included a non-V.I.P. policy.

"A lot of celebrities showed up anyway because they wanted to, not because they had to. We welcomed regular people who loved seeing not just Troma movies, but all kinds of alternative movies. It was a battle of the Dances." says Sakmann.

As Art Director, I recall working on the TromaDance booklets. From 2002 to 2005, I put in bursts of type proclaiming appearances by "the World-Famous Tromettes," and rare opportunities to party with Lloyd and Fred "The Hammer" Williamson. But thankfully focus always remained on the movies themselves, thanks to my friend, festival director Jonathan Lees. He showed the the great skill of weeding out movie submissions at lightning-speed to find the most Tromatic goodies. Many of the movies found their way onto "Best of TromaDance" DVDs, which I so proudly designed, with covers showing a more and more naked Statue of Liberty with stacks of film cans. After all, we were New Yorkers!

So after 11 years of bowling with Park City, Utah, and I mean that in a Michael Moore sense, TromaDance is heading back to its East Coast roots, the birthplace of The Toxic Avenger-New Jersey. The 2010 edition of the fest will take place at the ShowRoom theater and Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, N.J., on April 17th, 2010.

See you at TromaDance!
Kevin Sean Michaels

Official Program Released!

Posted by Matt Hoffman on April 13th, 2010

The official program for the 2010 TromaDance Film Festival has been released!
Click Here to download it (6MB PDF), or check out the "Schedule" page.

TD Hosts The East Coast Premiere Of 'The Human Centipede'

Posted by Matt Hoffman on April 8th, 2010

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11th ANNUAL TROMADANCE FILM FESTIVAL TO HOST EAST COAST PREMIERE OF 'THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE'

New York, NY - The TromaDance Film Festival Committee is honored to announce today that the notorious horror sensation THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE will have its east coast premiere at the 11th Annual TromaDance Film Festival on April 17. The film will be screened alongside TromaDance's official selections at the Showroom (708 Cookman Ave) in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Like Frank Henenlotter's BAD BIOLOGY, which screened at TromaDance last year, Tom Six's THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE has set a new standard for horror and will be an unforgettable experience for all in attendance.

From IFC Films:

"A one-of-a-kind experience that is guaranteed to shock and divide audiences, Dutch filmmaker Tom Six's twisted biological horror film THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE confidently goes where few films have dared to go. In addition to its shocking imagery, the film also features an indelibly villainous performance by Dieter Laser, whose brilliant and demented Dr. Heiter is sure to soon join the ranks of Freddy, Jason and Jigsaw whenever true horror icons are discussed.

During a stopover in Germany in the middle of a carefree road trip through Europe, two American girls find themselves alone at night when their car breaks down in the woods. Searching for help they find only an isolated villa, whose mysterious owner, Dr Heiter, takes them in for the night. The next day they awake to find themselves in the basement, trapped in a terrifying makeshift hospital with another one of the doctor's abductees. Dr. Heiter explains to the three of them that he is retired surgeon who had specialized in separating Siamese twins. However, his three "patients" are not about to be separated, but joined together in a horrific operation. He plans to be the first to connect people, one to the next, via their gastric system, and in doing so bring to life his sick lifetime fantasy: THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE."

For more news about the TromaDance Film Festival lineup, CLICK HERE!

The festival will begin at the ShowRoom (708 Cookman Ave) on Friday, April 16 at 10:00 PM with a TromaDance fundraiser screening / New Jersey premiere of Lloyd Kaufman's POULTRYGEIST: NIGHT OF THE CHICKEN DEAD, which Ain't It Cool News hailed as "a masterpiece!" and The New York Times described as "a grindhouse analogue to the psychosexual provocations of the artist Paul McCarthy and is every bit as liberating." Following the screening will be a Q&A with Kaufman. The official selections will continue through April 17th at the ShowRoom, and the festival will wrap with the now-legendary TromaDance After-Party at the historic Asbury Lanes (209 4th Avenue) featuring this year, for the first time, independent bowling!

Inspired by Trey Parker and founded in 2000 by Kaufman, TromaDance is the first film festival wholeheartedly devoted to filmmakers and fans. Unlike every other film festival, TromaDance does not charge filmmakers a fee to submit their films. Entrance to all screenings is free and open to the public. There are no VIP reservations and no preferential treatment of any kind is given regarding admission to films, panels, or parties. The organizers of TromaDance believe films are meant to be seen, especially when it comes to new filmmakers. Art, in all its forms, is for the people!

Funding for TromaDance comes entirely from donations. The festival relies on the generosity of those who believe in its cause. Donations can be submitted online via PayPal, and tax-deductible donations of $100 or more can be submitted online via Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts services organization.

TROMADANCE VENUES:

The ShowRoom
708 Cookman Ave
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
(732) 502-0472
www.theshowroomap.com

Asbury Lanes
209 4th Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712-6067
(732) 776-6160
www.asburylanes.com

Press Contact:
Clyde Folley
Public Relations
(718) 391-0110 x 17
clyde@troma.com

For further info please visit:
www.troma.com

Larry Fessenden To Join TromaDance Panel Discussion

Posted by Matt Hoffman on April 8th, 2010

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INDIE DIRECTOR/PRODUCER LARRY FESSENDEN TO JOIN TROMADANCE FILM FESTIVAL PANEL DISCUSSION

New York, NY - The TromaDance Film Festival Committee is honored to announce that esteemed indie director/producer Larry Fessenden will join the "Sell Your Own Damn Movie!" panel discussion on April 17 during the TromaDance Film Festival in Asbury Park, New Jersey. The panel discussion will be held at the ShowRoom (708 Cookman Ave) at 6:15 PM.

Larry Fessenden, winner of the 1997 Someone to Watch Spirit Award, is the writer, director, and editor of the award-winning art-horror movies HABIT (Nominated for 2 Spirit Awards), WENDIGO and NO TELLING. His most recent film, THE LAST WINTER (Nominated for a 2007 Gotham Award for best ensemble cast), starring Ron Perlman, Connie Britton and James Le Gros, premiered at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival, was distributed by IFC FirstTake and is now available on dvd through Genius Products. Fessenden recently directed SKIN AND BONES, starring Doug Jones, for NBC TV's horror anthology show FEAR ITSELF. He is also the founder of Glass Eye Pix ("one of the indie scene's most productive and longest-running companies" - Filmmaker Magazine). Through his company, Fessenden has produced work by filmmakers as diverse as Ti West, Glenn McQuaid, James McKenney, Jim Mickle, and Graham Reznick.

More panelists will be announced shortly.

Press Contact:
Clyde Folley
Public Relations
(718) 391-0110 x 17
clyde@troma.com

Official Film Selections Have Been Announced!

Posted by Matt Hoffman on April 3rg, 2010

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New York, NY –The TromaDance Film Festival Committee is honored to announce today the official film selections for the 11th Anniversary TromaDance Film Festival. The 11th edition of the totally free and truly independent film festival will unspool in Asbury Park, New Jersey from April 16-17 with films selected from around the world. The wonderful, totally independent films selected for the festival can be seen in the Film Selections section of this site!

The festival will begin at the ShowRoom (708 Cookman Ave) on Friday, April 16 at 10:00 PM with a TromaDance fundraiser screening / New Jersey premiere of Lloyd Kaufman's POULTRYGEIST: NIGHT OF THE CHICKEN DEAD, which Ain't It Cool News hailed as "a masterpiece!" and The New York Times described as "a grindhosue analogue to the psychosexual provocations of the artist Paul McCarthy and is every bit as liberating." Following the screening will be a Q&A with Kaufman. The official selections will continue through April 17th at the ShowRoom, and the festival will wrap with the now-legendary TromaDance After-Party at the historic Asbury Lanes (209 4th Avenue) featuring this year, for the first time, independent bowling!

Lloyd Kaufman, founder of the TromaDance Film Festival, stated, "Although I was not on the selection committee, I can say that this is the best lineup of films that TromaDance has presented in its entire 11 year history."

Inspired by Trey Parker and founded in 2000 by Kaufman, TromaDance is the first film festival wholeheartedly devoted to filmmakers and fans. Unlike every other film festival, TromaDance does not charge filmmakers a fee to submit their films. Entrance to all screenings is free and open to the public. There are no VIP reservations and no preferential treatment of any kind is given regarding admission to films, panels, or parties. The organizers of TromaDance believe films are meant to be seen, especially when it comes to new filmmakers. Art, in all its forms, is for the people!

Funding for TromaDance comes entirely from donations. The festival relies on the generosity of those who believe in its cause. Donations can be submitted online via PayPal, and tax-deductible donations of $100 or more can be submitted online via Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts services organization.

TROMADANCE VENUES:

The ShowRoom
708 Cookman Ave
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
(732) 502-0472
www.theshowroomap.com

Asbury Lanes
209 4th Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712-6067
(732) 776-6160
www.asburylanes.com

Press Contact:
Clyde Folley
Public Relations
(718) 391-0110 x 17
clyde@troma.com

For further info please visit:
www.troma.com

URGENT MESSAGE FROM LLOYD KAUFMAN!

Posted by Matt Hoffman on February 8th, 2010

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Calling all independent artists! The fate of the 11th annual TromaDance Film Festival is in your hands - and hearts! We need your help like we never have before! Funding for TromaDance Film Festival comes entirely from donations. The festival relies on the generosity of you who believe in its cause. Please give generously. Last year, you fans came to the rescue with many of your contributions of $10 and $20! Donations can be submitted online via PayPal, and tax-deductible donations of $100 or more can be submitted online via Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts services organization.

Donate now!

Submission Deadline Extended to March 20th!

Posted by Matt Hoffman on January 26th, 2010

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New York, NY – Due to the increase in film submissions since announcing the TromaDance Film Festival's move from Park City, UT to New Jersey, the TromaDance Film Festival Committee has extended the deadline for submissions to March 20, 2010. The 11th edition of the totally free festival will take place in Asbury Park, NJ on April 17, 2010 at the ShowRoom, Asbury Park's premier independent theater, and the historic Asbury Lanes. Events at the ShowRoom will include world premiere screenings of truly independent films from around the world and the annual TromaDance Panel Discussion. Always one of the most popular events of the festival, the TromaDance Panel Discussion includes some of the most renowned figures working in independent film today. Following these events, the festivities will move to Asbury Lanes where there will be live music performances, the iconic TromaDance after-party, and this year for the first time, independent bowling!

Inspired by Trey Parker and founded in 2000 by Lloyd Kaufman, TromaDance is the first film festival wholeheartedly devoted to filmmakers and fans. Unlike every other film festival, TromaDance does not charge filmmakers a fee to submit their films. Entrance to all screenings is free and open to the public. There are no VIP reservations and no preferential treatment of any kind is given regarding admission to films, panels, or parties. The organizers of TromaDance believe films are meant to be seen, especially when it comes to new filmmakers.

Funding for TromaDance comes entirely from donations. The festival relies on the generosity of those who believe in its cause. Donations can be submitted online via PayPal, and tax-deductible donations of $100 or more can be submitted online via Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts services organization.

All films submitted to TromaDance in Park City will be considered for the New Jersey festival.

Press Contact:
Clyde Folley
Public Relations
718 391 0110 x 17
clyde@troma.com

For further info please visit:
www.troma.com

TromaDance's New Move Highlighted In LA TIMES!

Posted by Matt Hoffman on December 21st, 2009

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Click Here to see the full LA Times source article

"After 11 years of creating havoc in Park City, Utah, TromaDance, the independent film festival founded by Troma head Lloyd Kaufman, is heading back to its East Coast roots. The 2010 edition of the fest, which Kaufman viewed as an alternative to the "crass commercialism" of the Sundance Film Fest, will take place at the ShowRoom theater and Asbury Lanes (the latter of which will offer one of the fest's coolest selling points: "independent bowling!") Asbury Park, N.J., on April 7. Aside from the location, the 11th TromaDance will remain the same, with free screenings, no entry fees for filmmakers submitting their work and no VIP treatment for celebs (though the term, from a Troma perspective, is entirely subjective; keep in mind that the company's biggest star remains the mutant superhero Toxic Avenger). Submissions for the fest have been extended until March 20."

2010 TromaDance Film Festival Moves Home To NJ!

Posted by Matt Hoffman on December 10th, 2009

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New York, NY – After 10 tremendous years of presenting the TromaDance Film Festival (www.tromadance.com) in Park City, Utah, Troma Entertainment is announcing today that the 2010 edition of the festival is moving home to New Jersey, home of Tromaville and the Toxic Avenger. The 11th edition of the totally free festival will take place on April 17, 2010 in Asbury Park at the ShowRoom, Asbury Park's premier independent theater, and the historic Asbury Lanes. Events will include world premiere screenings of truly independent films from around the world, a panel discussion with renowned figures in independent film, live music performances, the iconic TromaDance after-party, and this year for the first time, independent bowling!

Troma would like to convey its immense appreciation for the wonderful people of Park City. Without their support over the last 10 years, the TromaDance Film Festival would never have been possible. For 10 years, TromaDance fought the crass commercialism of Sundance on the streets of Park City. Lloyd Kaufman, TromaDance Film Festival founder, has stated "I believe that TromaDance has had a good effect on Sundance. The Sundance staff are much more supportive of and kinder to independent filmmakers. Also, finally, Sundance is actually presenting an increasing number of truly independent movies – not just those Disney, Miramax, Fox Searchlight, and other vassals of the conglomerates. Furthermore, now that Geoff Gilmore has left Sundance, stirring the soup in Park City just isn't as much fun."

Inspired by Trey Parker and founded in 2000 by Lloyd Kaufman, TromaDance is the first film festival wholeheartedly devoted to filmmakers and fans. Unlike every other film festival, TromaDance does not charge filmmakers a fee to submit their films. Entrance to all screenings is free and open to the public. There are no VIP reservations and no preferential treatment of any kind is given regarding admission to films, panels, or parties. The organizers of TromaDance believe films are meant to be seen, especially when it comes to new filmmakers. Art, in all its forms, is for the people!

Funding for TromaDance comes entirely from donations. The festival relies on the generosity of those who believe in its cause. Donations can be submitted online via PayPal, and tax-deductible donations of $100 or more can be submitted online via Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts services organization.

All films submitted to TromaDance in Park City will be considered for the New Jersey festival. The extended deadline for film submissions is now March 20.

Press Contact:
Clyde Folley
Public Relations
718 391 0110 x 17
clyde@troma.com

For further info please visit:
www.troma.com

The Tromadance Press Conference was a Huge Success!

Posted by Matt Hoffman on November 8th, 2009

Independent Cinema Lives!

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A preview of the Tromatic excellence to be had at Tromadance in January 2010!

TromaDance Press Conference - Guest Announcements!

Posted by Matt Hoffman on October 31st, 2009

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CRANK/GAMER DIRECTOR BRIAN TAYLOR TO JOIN INDEPENDENT FILM ICON FRED 'THE HAMMER' WILLIAMSON AND OSCAR-WINNER MARK HARRIS AT THE TROMADANCE PRESS CONFERENCE ON NOV. 5 DURING AFM

Santa Monica, CA: Brian Taylor, writer/director of the Crank series and Gamer, will be in attendance to speak at the Eleventh Annual TromaDance Film Festival Press Conference, which will take place on Thursday, November 5th at 11AM in the AFM Press Conference Room at the Loews Hotel in Santa Monica. Along with Taylor, independent film icon Fred 'The Hammer' Williamson (From Dusk 'Til Dawn, Inglorious Bastards, Vigilante), Oscar-winning producer Mark Harris (Crash, Gods and Monsters), and producer Steven Paul (Ghost in the Shell, Ghost Rider) will speak at the conference. TromaDance Film Festival founder Lloyd Kaufman (president of Troma Entertainment, creator of The Toxic Avenger, and actor in Gamer and Crank 2) will moderate. Count Smokula will also be on hand to perform with world-famous Tromettes!

Inspired by Trey Parker and founded in 2000 by Lloyd Kaufman, TromaDance is the first film festival wholeheartedly devoted to filmmakers and fans. Unlike every other film festival, TromaDance does not charge filmmakers a fee to submit their films. Entrance to all screenings is free and open to the public. There are no VIP reservations and no preferential treatment of any kind is given regarding admission to films, panels, or parties. The organizers of TromaDance believe films are meant to be seen, especially when it comes to new filmmakers. Art, in all its forms, is for the people!

TromaDance features a range of films made independently, usually without big stars, big money and far removed from the Hollywood studio system. The official selections of TromaDance have been made with nothing more than passion, courage, integrity, and raw talent.Inspired by TromaDance in Park City, fans across the globe have produced TromaDance Festivals in Indiana (now in its third year), New Mexico (now in its sixth year), Berlin, and Edinburgh among others.

Also of note at the American Film Market, Troma will be making international rights available to volumes 1-5 of the successful Best of TromaDance DVDs - a collection of films made by new filmmakers that display raw talent without the backing or influence of big studios.

Please RSVP to:
Clyde Folley
Public Relations
718 391 0110 x 17
clyde@troma.com

For further info please visit:
www.troma.com

TromaDance New Mexico is now accepting submisisons!

Posted by Nathan Shafer on July 17th, 2009

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TromaDance New Mexico is set to return to Albuquerque, NM for its 6th year, and
it needs YOUR films to make it happen! Just swing on by
http://www.burningparadise.net/Entry2009.pdf and download the official rules and
entry form. TromaDance New Mexico is scheduled for Nov. 20-22, 2009. Deadline
for submisisons is Oct. 16th.

TromaDance Indiana!

Posted by Nathan Shafer on July 15th, 2009

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From Tromaville to Shelbyville: TROMADANCE INDIANA RETURNS THIS FALL!

Midwest movie mob dances to a different drummer.

FRANKLIN, INDIANA, July 15, 2009 - The Whole State of Indiana, The Indy Film Co-op and The B Movie Celebration is again proud to host TromaDance Indiana. This is the second edition of a new expanded summer version of TromaDance which will be taking place September 25th-27th in Franklin and Shelbyville, Indiana.

 Lloyd Kaufman, pioneering director/producer, creator of the cult classic franchise "The Toxic Avenger," founder of legendary Troma Entertainment and TromaDance, will be in attendance as well as the always loyal Tromettes. TromaDance Indiana is part of the transformation of TromaDance from a simple festival into a fully immersive film experience, featuring a larger screening schedule, panel discussions and various hands-on workshops, all geared towards meeting the needs of emerging filmmakers.

This year also features a triumphant roasting of that purveyor of all things Troma by some of the industries strongest proponents of independent cinema including Karen Black, Herschel Gordon Lewis, Jim Wynorski, Fred Olen Ray and many others.  Lloyd's roasting will occur at the historic Strand Theatre, hosted by lounge lizard Will "the Thrill" Viharo.

TromaDance is the first film festival wholeheartedly devoted to filmmakers and fans on the fringe. Unlike every other film festival we do not charge filmmakers to submit their films. Entrance to the screenings is free and open to the public. There are no VIP reservation or preferential treatment. TromaDance is a chance for everyone who has ever picked up a camera to have their work seen without compromises. TromaDance is very proud to be the first and the only film festival of the people, for the people and by the people.

If interested in submitting your film please download the following instructions and entry form here

http://www.summertromadance.com/2009entryform.pdf

TROMADANCE INDIANA is a feature of THE B MOVIE CELEBRATON, an annual convention of filmmakers and fans dedicated to independent genre cinema, founded by Bill Dever. http://bmoviecelebration.bside.com/2009/

Tickets nows on sale https://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/4597

CONTACT: Will Viharo, publicist/promoter/programmer, will@thrillville.net

Tromapalooza New Jersey in Two Weeks!

Posted by Nathan Shafer on July 15th, 2009

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TROMAPALOOZA TO ROCK NEW JERSEY
Infamous music and burlesque extravaganza takes
Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park on 8/1

On August 1, Troma Entertainment and The Toxic Avenger creator Lloyd Kaufman are throwing TROMAPALOOZA NEW JERSEY, a tromatic music and Burlesque extravaganza that will take over Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, NJ!

Co-sponsored by G4 TV, Tromapalooza New Jersey will feature New Jersey's greatest rising bands, outrageous cabaret performers, the Toxic Avenger in person, and a rare appearance by the president of Troma Entertainment himself, Mr. Lloyd Kaufman! The event will raise money for the TROMADANCE FILM FESTIVAL, America's most democratic and free festival.The event will take place on Saturday, August 1 in Asbury Lanes at 209 4th Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712.

Tromapalooza is for people 18 and older and admission is $10 at the door. Doors open at 8 PM!The evening's acts include *MIKE BLACK*, *THE HIPSHOTS*, *YULA BE'ERI*, the horror Burlesque of the *RIGOR MORTIS REVUE*, and many more! Tromapalooza events are key fundraisers for the TromaDance Film Festival -- the first film festival wholeheartedly devoted to filmmakers and fans.
Unlike every other film festival, TromaDance does not charge filmmakers to submit their films. Entrance to all screenings is free and open to the public. The success of Tromapalooza has allowed TromaDance to exhibit the work of truly independent filmmakers for ten years and counting! Troma Entertainment is the oldest, continually operating, fully independent moviestudio in the world.

Asbury Lanes
209 4th Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ

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Press Release for TromaDance Indiana 2009!

Posted by Nathan Shafer on April 28th, 2009

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The Whole State of Indiana, The Indy Film Co-op and The B Movie Celebration is again proud to host TromaDance Indiana. This is the second edition of a new expanded summer version of TromaDance which will be taking place September 25th-27th in Franklin and Shelbyville Indiana.

Lloyd Kaufman, Founder of TromaDance will be in attendance as well as a crack squad of the always loyal Tromettes. TromaDance Indiana is part of the transformation of TromaDance from a festival into a fully immersive film experience featuring a larger screening schedule, panel discussions and various hands on workshops all geared towards meeting the needs of emerging filmmakers.

This year also feature a triumphant roasting of that purveyor of all things' TromaDance by some of the industries strongest proponents of independent cinema including Karen Black, Herschel Gordon Lewis and many more.  Lloyd's roasting will occur at the historic Strand Theatre.

About TromaDance TromaDance is the first film festival wholeheartedly devoted to filmmakers and fans. Unlike every other film festival we do not charge filmmakers to submit their films. Entrance to the screenings is free and open to the public. There are no VIP reservation or preferential treatment. TromaDance is truly for the people. TromaDance is a chance for everyone who has ever picked up a camera to have their work seen without compromises. TromaDance is very proud to be the first and the only film festival of the people, for the people and by the people.

If interested in submitting your film please download the following instructions and entry form

Please go to www.summertromadance.com/2009entryform.pdf

Images from TromaDance 2009!

Posted by Nathan Shafer on January 30th, 2009

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Well, our Tenth Annual TromaDance in 2009 was a smashing success, and here are some of the pictures to prove it. Thank you to everybody who made TromaDance 2009 so great! Terrific work and we look forward to TromaDance 2010!

Check out these Tromatic TromaDance photos! Click HERE.

There was also a good amount of reviews of TromaDance 2009, go to our Press section HERE to read them.

Urgent Message from Lloyd Kaufman

Posted by Evan Husney on December 4th, 2008

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Lloyd Kaufman, founder of the TromaDance Film Festival and President of Troma Entertainment makes this video announcement today! The TromaDance Film Festival is in desperate need of your donations. No donations are too small. Last year our budget was made because of $5, $10, and $20 donations. If you donate more than $100 dollars it can be tax deductible, through Fractured Atlas (click here to donate through Fractured Atlas). We also accept donations via PayPal. Please support the most idealistic and truly independent film festival. It's all free!!