Print out the official entry form:

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TromaDance is the only truly independent film festival that doesn’t charge an entry fee for filmmakers or admission fee for people to attend! TromaDance is the only festival of the people, for the people, and by the people!

The deadline is May 6th, 2022. So make some art or send us your masterpiece while you can!

Submit your movie to TromaDance today!

The Selection Process

Selections for the TromaDance Film Festival are judged by an official selection committee brought together specifically for this purpose. Films are judged based on artistic merit and originality. Your film need not include sex and violence!

TromaDance receives hundreds of entries every year, and the selection committee views each and every one of them. (Note: Lloyd Kaufman has no involvement in the selection process.) Various levels of selection are used to determine the final films to be screened. Unfortunately, due to the number of entries received, we cannot communicate with filmmakers as to the status of their film. If your film is selected for TromaDance, we will contact you using the information provided on the official entry form.

Official Rules

  1. Deadline - All submissions must be received no later than Midnight, May 6th, 2022. There is no cost for entry.
  2. Format - Although the film may be shot in any manner you feel necessary, the submission must be on PAL DVD, Region 1 DVD, All Region DVD, or Blu-Ray. You may submit more than one film. Please use separateDVDs or Blu-Raysand entry forms for each title.
  3. Film Information - Please feel free to include any kind of publicity material or information regarding the film along with your submission.
  4. Judging - All entries will judged by the TromaDance Selection Committee.
  5. Notification - If you are selected, you will be contacted, either by phone, mail or e-mail. The TromaDance film festival committee members are volunteers and due to the high volume of submissions the festival receives, TromaDance will contact only the filmmakers whose films are selected for exhibition.


Please print out the entry form below and send it along with your entry to:

TromaDance Film Festival Committee
36-40 11th Street
Long Island City, NY 11106

All entries and material sent will not be returned. The entry form also doubles as a release form, giving TromaDance the right to use your film in anyway necessary in conjunction with TromaDance. Submission by you of a film constitutes your understanding and agreement to these official rules.

Print out the official entry form:

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Non-US Submission

The TromaDance Film Festival is now accepting online submissions from filmmakers OUTSIDE of North America. Please send your submissions via email to [email protected] with a YouTube or Vimeo link to your film.

Please also attach the completed submission form:

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Note: Please DO NOT send downloadable video files.