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
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
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!