As one of the new Fiends of Trasharama it is my honour and duty to inform you that the infamous Trasharama-a-Go-Go Film Festival is stalking movies for its fourteenth year of screenings across Australia. It’s been a long three-year hiatus but now it’ll be bigger and more ugly than ever as they’re now in evil alliance with Monster Pictures' Monsterfest!
Trasharama 2013 will be premiering in Hellbourne in November 2013, with other states and New Zealand to follow in the coming months.
The program showcases short films that come under the theme of "trash". This doesn’t mean they’re looking for movies that are rubbish; they are, in fact, looking for ambitious low-budget productions that are highly entertaining and come under the "cult" banner.
Films that highbrow mainstream cinema critics would call "trash" are welcomed at Trasharama. Think George Romero, early Peter Jackson, or the Pope of Puke John Waters. Don’t think Driving Miss Daisy, unless Daisy is a psychotic man-eating alien transvestite!
The program is open to film veterans or virgins. Take that as you please. There are no limits on what films are screened but horror, blood, babes, animation, cheesy retro, weird documentaries, the offbeat and bizarre gets them going. They encourage originality, and they've found in the past that black humour with a twisted bent works well.
There will be prizes and awards - to be announced - for the best-judged films, with winners to be announced at the premiere screening of Monsterfest (date to be announced). One award they’re particularly excited about is the Laurence Harvey Award, which will go to the most sick and twisted movie of the festival! If you’re familiar with The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) you’ll know Laurence as the lovable but silent central character Martin Lomax. Laurence himself will be on hand for a word.
Deadline for entries is September 13th, 2013!
For all information on the festival, including entry forms and how to submit your film, head to our website Trasharama.
Also, check out Monster Pictures for all updates on Trasharama 2013 and this year's Monsterfest.
And don’t forget to like them on Facebook to stay up to date on all the latest news!
Listed below are the Prize Sponsors for the Trasharama-a-Go-Go Film Festival 2013. There be some doozies here!
Monster Pictures: http://monsterpictures.com.au/
A whole bunch of DVDs and stuff from the world's coolest and sickest movie distro. Prizes for film makers and audience giveaways.
The demented brainiacs behind: Monsterfest. http://monsterpictures.com.au/monster-fest/
Fangoria Magazine: http://www.fangoria.com/new/
Prize: 1 year subscription to one of the world's great horror magazines.
Prizes and audience giveaways.
Zombie Glamour: https://www.facebook.com/xZombieGlamourx
100 dollar gift voucher from the most ghoulishly cool shop around.
Midnight Marquee Press: http://www.midmar.com/exploitationMASSACRED.html
1 signed copy of Lee Gambin's great new book: Massacred by Mother Nature. You'll never look at your pets the same again!!
Offal Eaters Movie Memorbillia: https://www.facebook.com/offal.eaters.5
Posters and movie related memorbillia from the Offal Eater's HOUSE OF THE DAMNED!!
Transmog Fx: http://tranzmogfx.com.au/
A NEW TRANZMOG FX Halloween Mask plus a Ghastly Prize pack including: a D.I.Y Zombie SFX Kit and some world famous GHAST BLOOD (fake blood), all worth about $100
Inside Film Magazine: http://if.com.au/
1 year subscription to the most informative and up tyo date film mag in Oz. A must read for film makers.
Plus keeping Median and Arkhaum of course....
Fiends of Trasharama:
Digital Retribution: http://www.digital-retribution.com/