Trasharama only screens B grade schlock, horror, video nasties, sick and twisted animations, faux trailers and adverts, demented music clips, science Fiction, bad taste disasterpieces and other low brow cinematic GOLD! 2022 will be TWENTY FIVE YEARS since it was spawned.

Don’t let the name fool you. Trasharama will screen (and does) anything from slick and twisted HD and 16mm film to VHS and smart phonetrosies! ANY FORMAT and we don’t care whether you finished it 15 minutes ago or 15 years ago.

We want Sinematic disasterpieces of all kinds, B grade horror, Creature Features, Grindhouse, faux trailers, science Fiction, slasher, sick n' twisted animations, Bad taste comedies, blood bath orgies, SURPRISE US!

JUST SO YOU KNOW: The touring Trasharama program has its premiere each year at Monster Fest in Melbourne (TBA Oct/Nov, 2022). Not all films will be screened. But the ones that do will be included on the Trasharama 'Roadkill roadtrip' around Oz. THOUGH, if we get enough entries we will have a separate Trasharama TIGHTARSE program sometime in the future. You gotta be innit to win it. Stay tuned!

ALL films submitted and screened at Monster Fest are up for Monster Fests short film awards.

#Something short, entertaining with a bit of effort put into it.
#There are lots of bodily fluids to pick from. Blood, piss, shit, vomit... Include something. It's blood sweat and tears watching the atrocities that get send in.
#Try and make include some SPFX or at least have pride in what you make.
#If you can, make something original, a new creature, something we haven't seen. RUN FORREST RUN! OK, that's been done, but you get the idea.
#A beginning, middle and end with a PUNCH has worked for years!

The GOLDEN LOMAX AWARD for the film that most defines what this Festival is all about! Half Golden Logie, half Martin Lomax.

#Keep them UNDER 15 minutes.

#$20 Aust entry fee included with movie submission.

#Upon submitting a film for consideration to TRASHARAMA TIGHTARSE the submitter acknowledges and agrees to the following:

1. The submitter holds relevant copyrights for the submitted film and agrees to screen the film at TRASHARAMA should it be selected for the program.

2. The submitter understands that submitting a film does not guarantee entry into the festival program and that no refunds will be issued for submission fees for films not selected for the program.

3. The submitter agrees that if the film is selected for the TRASHARAMA program they will be able to provide a screening copy on DCP or Blu-Ray (depending on venue) and arrange for KDMs (if required) and shipping of materials to Australia by the agreed festival materials deadline.
TRASHARAMA only accepts submissions electronically, utilising online screeners. This allows your film to be seen by the whole programming team and thus increases its chances of being selected.

Overall Rating
  • Vanessa Gudgeon

    One of the greatest film festivals I have ever had the pleasure of being a part of. Fast and prompt replies and AMAZING to attend in person, everyone is so friendly and accepting of filmmakers and fans from all walks of life!

    December 2018
  • Joel Caetano

    Excellent Festival! Thank you very much!

    November 2018