The Tromadance Film Festival is an annual free film festival presented by Troma Entertainment, the longest running independent film company in the United States – celebrating 45 years of independent art!
Tromadance features a range of films made independently, usually without big stars, big money and far removed from the Hollywood studio system. The official selected films of Tromadance have been made with nothing more than passion, courage, integrity, and raw talent.
Yes, Tromadance is an opportunity for everyone who’s ever picked up a camera to have their work seen without the compromises required by “elitist cartel interference”. We are looking at you Cannes! Watch From Festival to Fascism below; a short documentary detailing Troma’s troubling experience at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Tromadance is proud to be the first and only film festival that is truly independent for the people, and by the people.
“I wasn’t kidding when I said, I will never go back to fascist Cannes Film Festival. The once legitimate, pro-independent arts festival that embraced free speech and artistic expression has become just another tool for government elites, mega media conglomerates and the ‘coteries of the favored’ to dominate the art world and stomp/police out true independent art. They must have learned this from the Sundance Film Festival!” – Lloyd Kaufman, president of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger
The 19th Annual Tromadance Film Festival – hosted by Lloyd Kaufman and the Troma Team – is scheduled to take place at 3 Dollar Bill between June 21st-22nd; minimum donation $10-15 on Friday, and free entry ($5.00 suggested donation) on Saturday.
There are no entry fees for any film submissions to Tromadance, and you can expect to meet special guests Frank Henenlotter and Mike Diana; watch live music performances from Imperial Triumphant, Nihilistics, H.B.I.C., and Sewage NYC; watch Boiled Angels: The Trial of Mike Diana, Assassinaut, Portal Man, and Brutal Realty, Inc. – each followed by Q&As with Frank Henenlotter, Drew Bolduc, Charles Davis, Erik Boccio, and Samhain bassist London May; plus a Dan Bringhurst showcase; 30+ short films; and surprise guest panels!
3 Dollar Bill is the newest and largest queer venue in Brooklyn. Troma is honored to create this event with a safe space for everyone in the community, promoting independence, and the importance of expressing free identity.