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TROMAnimation Film Festival Issues Call for Entries

Deadline for free submissions to the second annual TROMAnimation Film Festival is April 30th.

Free submission is now open for the second annual TROMAnimation Film Festival. Deadline is April 30th. Information on how to submit can be found here. Venue, festival date, and special celebrity panelists will be announced soon. Keep an eye on for developments.

As extra an added bonus, all animators entering the 18th Annual Tromadance Film Festival are automatically entered into the TROMAnimaton Film Festival. Tromadance rules and submission form can be found here.

The TROMAnimation Film Festival is an offshoot of The Tromadance Film Festival, which is now in its 18th year. The idea for Tromadance was developed by Troma president Lloyd Kaufman, who got the idea from South Park co-creator Trey Parker (whose debut film, Cannibal! The Musical, was distributed by Troma).

Feeling that Sundance had become too “Hollywood” by charging high entry fees, showing multimillion-dollar “independent” movies and practicing an elitist structure and film selection process, Parker urged Kaufman to create his own film festival that was the direct independent opposite of Sundance, one that was completely free and focused on independently produced film that was made without the Hollywood system in order to give first-time filmmakers a chance at getting their work seen. Unlike every other film festival, Tromadance and The TROMAnimation Film Festival do not charge filmmakers to submit their films and entrance to all screenings and panels are free to the public.

The first annual TROMAnimation Film Festival included more than 40 animated shorts by independent artists from all over the world and featured exclusive Q&A panels from well-known animators such as Maxwell Atoms (The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy), John Dilworth (Courage the Cowardly Dog), and Ukino Joe (Great: The Show). Maxwell Atoms premiered his long-lost Billy and Mandy student film, The Trepanation of the Skull, as a TROMAnimation exclusive.

Source: Troma Entertainment

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.