"I love the Tromadance, everyone is so great, the films are amazing and I loved Asbury Park and the audiences."
-Bill Plympton, Academy-Award-nominated animator

Problem Solving The Republic at the 2013 Detroit Tromadance

Posted on July 19, 2013

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TROMADANCE DETROIT: Free Independent Film, Art, and Performance Festival - June 22nd!

Posted on June 19, 2013

TromaDance Detroit, Michigan's only free independent film festival, is coming to the Tangent Gallery on Saturday, June 22, from 2PM-2AM. The TromaDance film festival in Asbury Park New Jersey, is dedicated to advancing independent art worldwide "Congratulations to Mike Hartman and all the TromaDance Detroit volunteers for spreading the TromaDance message that art should be shared" said Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment and creator of TromaDance, now in its 14th year. The movement continues with TromaDance Film Festivals in New Mexico, Canada, the UK, and now Detroit.

TromaDance is the first film festival wholeheartedly devoted to filmmakers and fans. There is no fee for filmmakers to submit a film. Entrance to all screenings is free and open to the public. Films, panels, and parties are open to one and all. The organizers of TromaDance believe films are meant to be seen, especially the work of new filmmakers. Art, in all its forms, is for the people!

Founded by Michigan filmmakers, Mike Hartman (President of Silver Bullet Pictures) and Terence Cover, TromaDance Detroit offers a full day of incredible independent cinema, art, and performance from around the world. The festival will take place on June 22 at the Tangent Gallery in Detroit. Featuring over 13 hours of programming, the festival includes 2 feature films and over 20 short subjects. Highlights from the festival include the feature length films PROBLEM SOLVING THE REPUBLIC, AND I.B.S. TromaDance Detroit will feature a gallery of 2D and 3D art by local artists, and a performance schedule that includes burlesque and trapeze artists, comedians, and an after party featuring Apocalypse Theatre.

Mike Hartman, Terence Cover, and Lloyd Kaufman have all dedicated their lives to the advancement of independent art. Their most recent collaborations have been the feature films HEAVY MENTAL, and BLOOD ORGY AT BEAVER LAKE .

A complete TromaDance Detroit schedule and film trailers can be found at at www.tromadancedetroit.com

Lloyd Kaufman is available for press interviews.

TromaDance Detroit
When: Sat. June 22, 2013.
Doors open at 2pm show ends at 2am
Where: The Tangent Gallery 715 EAST MILWAUKEE, DETROIT, MI 48202
Admission: $0 Free!

To learn more about TromaDance Detroit please contact:
Mike Hartman, TromaDance Detroit Director
1302 Irving Ave. Suite 104 Royal Oak, Mi 48067
Office: (248) 850-3774
Cell: (586)-596-9489
rocreative@gmail.com

TromaDance Detroit Schedule:
2:00pm Meet and greet with filmmakers and artists
3:00pm Short Film Block #1 (13 films)
4:45pm Montag & Marbles (Skit Comedy)
5:00pm Mondo Schlocko (25min)
5:30pm Feature Film: I.B.S
6:45pm Burlesque show featuring Sadie Sparkles
7:00pm Short Film Block #2 (11 films)
8:45pm Trapeze artist Lorelei Skye
9:00pm Feature Film: Problem Solving the Republic
10:30pm after party begins
12:00am Apocalypse Theatre
2:00am Close

14TH ANNUAL TROMADANCE FILM FESTIVAL ROCKS ASBURY PARK, NJ!

Posted on April 18, 2013

Once famous for its legendary rock & roll concerts, the city Asbury Park, NJ was rocked by two nights of truly independent cinema at the 14th Annual TromaDance Film Festival last weekend! It was standing room only at Asbury Lanes where TromaDance founder Lloyd Kaufman presented a first class line up of films including shorts from countries all over the world, a work-in-progress of the latest Troma Team production "Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volume One," Magnolia's "Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie," and the cult-sensation "Birdemic II: The Resurrection." Audience members were also able to pose questions to the filmmakers during three explosive panel discussions with Lloyd Kaufman and crew of "Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volume One," Jeremy Newberger and Seth Kramer of "Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie," and Master of Romantic Thrillers James Nguyen, director of "Birdemic 2: The Resurrection!"

"We are proud to have continued our tradition of, first, bringing fans a festival where they can watch great films for FREE, and second, providing an excellent selection of artful, truly independent films, many of which might have been over looked by mainstream festivals," said TromaDance founder Lloyd Kaufman. "I'd like to thank our loyal fans and the people of Asbury Park, NJ, home of Tromaville and the Toxic Avenger, for their continued support of TromaDance and independent art!"

The filmmakers, too, have weighed in on their experiences at the 14th Annual TromaDance. "I had a great time at Tromdance 2013! Great film festival! Happy Birdemic! Happy Tromadance!" said James Nguyen, director of "Birdemic 2: The Resurrection." "TromaDance makes the Star Wars bar scene look like a Norman Rockwell barbershop," added Jeremy Newberger. "√ČVOCATEUR: THE MORTON DOWNEY JR. MOVIE" fit right in! We give TromaDance two cold dead thumbs up!"

Next year, TromaDance will celebrate its 15th year and will continue its time honored tradition: IT'S ALL FREE! Couldn't make it to TromaDance? Check out these exclusive pictures:


Count Smokula & Toxie Perform the "TromaDance Theme Song"

Lloyd Kaufman, Leesa Rowland (Star of Class of Nuke 'Em High Pt. II & III), and Doug Sakmann Field Questions

Panel Discussion with Lloyd Kaufman & the Stars of "Return to Nuke 'Em High"

Lloyd Kaufman Moderates a Panel Discussion with Seth Kramer and Jeremy Newberger, co-directors of "Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie"

Toxie & the Troma Team Dance to the "TromaDance Theme Song"

Panel Discussion with the Stars of "Return to Nuke 'Em High"

Lloyd Kauman, Toxie, Count Smokula, Supertromette TromaManda, & the Troma Team!

Alex Biese of Asbury Park Press Moderates a Panel Discussion with James Nguyen, director of "Birdemic 2: The Resurrection"

SECRET SCREENING OF "RETURN TO NUKE 'EM HIGH"!

Posted on April 10, 2013

The TromaDance Selection Committee is proud to announce that Troma Entertainment will hold a secret screening of the latest Troma Team production "Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volume One" at the 14th Annual Film Festival at Asbury Lanes, in Asbury Park, NJ at 8PM on Saturday, April 13th. "Though we do not normally screen Troma movies at TromaDance," says TromaDance founder Lloyd Kaufman, "we decided to hold this secret screening in response to the thousands of requests we have received from our fans who have supported Troma for 40 years and TromaDance for 14 years."

More on "Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volume One":
"Return to Nuke 'Em High Vol. One & Two" is a satirical sci-fi comedy event film with themes ripped straight from today's headlines: the contamination and degradation of the world's food supply, rampant bullying, love triumphing over prejudice and LGBT rights. The film, a revisiting of Troma's 1986 "Class of Nuke Em High" is in the same vein as other classics such as "Class of 1984," "Rock 'n' Roll High School," and "Carrie," but seen through the unique vision of Lloyd Kaufman and the Troma Team. Welcome to Tromaville High School where, unfortunately, the glee club has mutated into a vicious gang of Cretins. Chrissy and Lauren, two innocent lovers-bloggers, must fight not only the Cretins, mutants and monsters but also the evil Tromorganic Foodstuffs Conglomerate. Will they save Tromaville High School and the world?

2013 TROMADANCE SCHEDULE RELEASED!

Posted on April 9, 2013

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NEW JERSEY PREMIERE OF "BIRDEMIC 2: THE RESURRECTION" AND MORE!

Posted by Matt Hoffman on April 4, 2013


Birdemic 2: The Resurrection
New Jersey Premiere!
April 13th, 2013, 11:00 PM

Evocateur: The Morton Downey, Jr. Movie
See Lloyd Kaufman get beat up!
April 12th, 6:30 PM
For more information, see www.facebook.com/Evocateur

2013 SHORT FILM SELECTIONS ANNOUNCED!

Posted by Matt Hoffman on March 21, 2013

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The TromaDance Film Festival Selection Committee is pleased to announce its short film selections for the 14th Annual TromaDance Film Festival. "The short films that the TromaDance Selection Committee chose this year represent truly independent filmmaking and show that the independent spirit is alive and well across the world," said TromaDance founder Lloyd Kaufman. "The selections for this year's festival come from the United States, Canada, England, Lithuania, Iran, Italy, Germany, Spain, and France!"

CLICK HERE to check out the selections!

TROMADANCE/LOMOGRAPHY STORE CONTEST

Posted by Matt Hoffman on March 14, 2013

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Troma Entertainment is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the world-renowned leader in analog photography revival: the Lomography Store. In honor of the 14th Annual TromaDance, the Lomography Store is hosting a Troma-themed photography contest! Troma fans and Lomography enthusiasts are encouraged to send in their Troma-riffic photographs captured with one of the Lomography Store's fine products for a chance to win some stellar prizes!

CLICK HERE to see the contest details and to check out all of the prizes that you can win!

From the Lomography Store:
In honor of Troma's upcoming TromaDance Film Festival, celebrating truly independent filmmaking, we want to see your photos inspired by the classic American movie studio. From mutants, blood and toxic waste, show us your most horrifically-themed photos for a chance to win some sick prizes! Now, we want you to show us your best photographs that embody the Troma style. Dress you friends up as you favorite horror flick characters or set the mood and shoot come creepy landscapes.

14TH ANNUAL TROMADANCE DATE/LOCATION ANNOUNCED!

Posted by Matt Hoffman on January 25, 2013

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The 14th annual TromaDance film festival will be held on April 12th-13th at Asbury Lanes in New Jersey:

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

TROMADANCE SALUTES SUNDANCE

Posted by Matt Hoffman on January 21, 2013

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14TH ANNUAL TROMADANCE FILM FESTIVAL DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 15, 2013!

Posted by Matt Hoffman on January 11, 2013

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In response to the many requests the TromaDance Film Festival committee has received from filmmakers, the deadline for entries in the 14th Annual TromaDance Film Festival, the only truly independent film festival that is completely FREE, has been extended until March 15, 2013. Submission information can be found HERE!

 

TROMADANCE SPIRIT OF INDEPENDENT CINEMA AWARD WINNER MARK NEVELDINE

Posted by Matt Hoffman on December 12, 2012

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Writer, Producer, Director (Mark Neveldine) graciously accepts the Tromadance Spirit of Independent Cinema Award from TromaDance founder Lloyd Kaufman at this year's 14th Annual TromaDance press conference.

DIRECTOR TAMMI SUTTON JOINS 14th ANNUAL TROMADANCE PANEL

Posted by Matt Hoffman on October 29, 2012

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Tammi Sutton (Director, Isle of Dogs), who, along with Allison Anders and Stephanie Rothman, is one of the very few gyno-American directors of horror films, will join the line-up of distinguished guests who will speak at the 14th annual Tromadance press conference scheduled to take place at the 2012 American Film Market in the AFM Studio (Behind the Ocean and Vine Restaurant) at the Loew's Hotel in Santa Monica at 11am on November 2nd, it was announced today by Tromadance founder Lloyd Kaufman.

Sutton will speak alongside Mark Neveldine (Co-Director, Ghostrider: Spirit of Vengeance, Gamer, Crank series) and Paul Hertzberg (CEO of CineTel Films, Chairman of the Independent Film and Television Alliance). The panel will also be M.C.'d by beloved American icon, Ron Jeremy. "I would like thank our distinguished panel," said Kaufman. "You have pierced the hymen of the mainstream and are generously helping artists whose films are presented at the TromaDance Film Festival to do the same."

IFTA CHAIRMAN PAUL HERTZBERG TO JOIN MARK NEVELDINE AND RON JEREMY ON TROMADANCE PANEL

Posted by Matt Hoffman on October 24, 2012

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Paul Hertzberg (CEO of CineTel Films, Chairman of IFTA) will join the distinguished guests who will speak at the 14th annual TromaDance press conference scheduled to take place at the 2012 American Film Market at the Loew's Hotel Santa Monica Beach Hotel in the AFM Studio (behind the Ocean and Vine restaurant) at 11am on November 2nd, it was announced today by Tromadance founder Lloyd Kaufman. Writer, producer, director Mark Neveldine (Ghostrider: Spirit of Vengeance, Gamer, Crank series) is also a confirmed inspirational speaker on the panel which will be M.C.'d by beloved American icon, Ron Jeremy. In the coming days, Kaufman will announce the complete line-up of guests who will share their wisdom and secrets to success with the audience.

MARK NEVELDINE AND RON JEREMY TO HOST TROMADANCE PRESS CONFERENCE

Posted by Matt Hoffman on October 17, 2012

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Tromadance founder Lloyd Kaufman announced today that the 14th annual Tromadance press conference will take place at the 2012 American Film Market at the Loew's Hotel in Santa Monica at 11am on November 2nd and will feature a line-up of distinguished personalities from the world of independent cinema. Writer, producer, director Mark Neveldine (Ghostrider: Spirit of Vengeance, Gamer, Crank series) is a confirmed speaker on the panel which will be hosted by the recently knighted Ron Jeremy. In the coming weeks, Kaufman will announce the complete line-up of guests who will share their wisdom and secrets to success with the audience.

NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR TROMADANCE 2013!

Posted by Matt Hoffman on April 26, 2012

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TromaDance is the only truly independent film festival that does not 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 January 15, 2013. So make some art or send us your masterpiece while you can!

Submit your movie to TromaDance today!

TromaDance 2012 Panel!

Posted by Matt Hoffman on June 27, 2012

TromaDance 2012 Panel discussion on Marketing and Distributing Your Movie! Featuring filmmakers James Gunn (Super, Slither) and Ti West (The Innkeepers, House of the Devil), former Fangoria editor Tony Timpone, writer Roy Frumkes (Street Trash) and Queens World Film Festival director Katha Cato. Moderated by Lloyd Kaufman (President of Troma Entertainment and creator of the Toxic Avenger).

2012 TromaDance Pics!

Posted by Matt Hoffman on June 19, 2012

TromaDance 2012 brought together Asbury Park locals, filmmakers and film fans from all over the country for two days of screenings, parties and performance in beautiful Asbury Lanes, by the ocean in New Jersey. The festival hosted a live broadcast from People Who Hate People Radio and a smart, informative discussion from our brilliant panelists James Gunn, Ti West, Roy Frumkes, Tony Timpone and Katha Kato. Vitamin Water and Popchips were on hand to keep the crowds going the whole time, with six hours of short films and two features - dance-fighting epic The FP and futuristic Manborg.

Click on the images below to see more!




"Reel Creepy" Reviews TromaDance

Posted by Matt Hoffman on May 7, 2012

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The staff at "Reel Creepy" did an amazing job summing up TromaDance with pictures and commentary. Be sure to check it out at reelcreepy.blogspot.com