The TromaDance Film Festival has awarded director Anna Biller its top
prize for her feature film VIVA, which premiered at the 2007 festival in
Park City, Utah.Â TromaDance Founder Lloyd Kaufman will present Ms. Biller
with the Kodak Independent Spirit Award tonight at the New York premiere
of her film at the Anthology Film Archives.
The Kodak Independent Spirit Award is the only prize awarded at
TromaDance.Â It is given to filmmakers who, through their art and
dedication to truly independent cinema, best represent the philosophy
behind the TromaDance Film Festival.Â Previous winners include Jenna
Fischer (NBCâ€™s The Office, BLADES OF GLORY), and Giuseppe Andrews (CABIN
FEVER, INDEPENDENCE DAY).
TromaDance is an independent film festival held annually in Park City
during the Sundance period, and is now entering its ninth year.Â It is the
first film festival wholeheartedly devoted to filmmakers and fans.Â Unlike
almost every other film festival, TromaDance does not charge filmmakers to
submit their films. Entrance to all screenings is free and open to the
public. Also, there are no VIP reservations or preferential treatment
regarding films, panels, or parties of any kind given. The organizers of
TromaDance believe films are meant to be seen, especially when it comes to
new filmmakers. Art â€” in all its forms â€” is for the people!