Wednesday, July 30, 2008
TromaDance and The B Movie Celebration, like Cheese and Crackers
In November of 2007 at the American Film Market in Santa Monica, Lloyd Kaufman, TromaDance Founder, and The Indy Co-op announced the creation of a new, expanded version of TromaDance taking place September 26-28 in Franklin Indiana. This announcement heralded the transformation of the TromaDance festival into a fully MidWest-based, immersive film experience that includes a larger screening schedule, panel discussions, and various hands-on workshops covering a variety of topics pertinent to today's emerging filmmaker.
The goal of Summer TromaDance is to provide filmmakers with the skills to create truly independent cinema."The B Movie Celebration is very excited by its association with TromaDance. TromaDance has been the incubator of so many great film artists. Independent film finds its highest expression on the screens of TromaDance. We are excited and grateful at the same time," says Tom Barker, co-founder of The B Movie Celebration.Franklin, Indiana, is the home to both Summer TromaDance and The B Movie Celebration this year. Franklin is not stranger to film, having at one time residents such as Robert Wise, director of The Sound Of Music, Majorie Main of Ma and Pa Kettle fame, and Max Terhune, B Movie Western star of the 30's 40's and 50's.
Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Studios and Founder of TromaDance says, "We at Troma are so honored that the B Movie Celebration is incorporating TromaDance into its big tent. This is a great way to celebrate TromaDance's 10th Anniversary as the ultimate people's film festival." Last year at The B Movie Celebration, Lloyd Kaufman was presented with its Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his work in independent cinema.
Submit Your Films Now
You may send your film (along with the official entry form, available at
to the following address:
c/o The Indy Film Co-op
99 East Monroe Street
Franklin, Indiana 46131
TromaDance is the first film festival wholelheartedly devoted to filmmakers and fans. Unlike every other film festival, filmmakers do not pay to submit their films. Entrance to the screenings is free and open to the public. There are no VIP reservations 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.www.tromadance.com
About Indy Film Co-op
The Indy Film Co-op, is a virtual independent film co-operative made up of 2200 global members. Begun three years ago, the Co-op has become a global center for film education, networking, and alliance building. The Indy Film Co-op is a sponsoring body for both Summer TromaDance and the very successful B Movie Celebration.www.indyfilmco-op.org