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.