A Trash Film Bash
TRASH! EXPLOITATION! HORROR! SEX! GRINDHOUSE! DOCUMENTARY!
We seek the no-limits filmmakers who show us the underbelly of society.
If other festivals think you're too weird, then you're probably right for us.
We hold screenings in a party-like atmosphere at Funhouse, Seattle's punk rock club.
You can buy drinks at the bar and get toasted while you stand and watch whacked out films on our small screen. You can cozy into a booth and eat cold pizza while getting to know other obscure film buffs. And you can even sneak outside for a smoke in between film blocks.
So if you like your films and screenings with a bit of a punk rock edge, we want you.
*Also, our audience favorite gets a cash prize of $69 (you need not be present to win.)
Awards & Prizes
Winners in each category.
***Meet our judges***
GREGORY J. SMALLEY
Founder and editor in chief of 366 Weird Movies (366weirdmovies.com) and a member of the Online Film Critics Society.
Award winning, independent film producer raised in Washington State and currently living in Los Angeles. She co-owns and manages the genre themed YouTube channel Whereistherockhammer with her husband, writer/director John Fitzpatrick, and has produced the horror film festival darlings “Skypemare” and “Brentwood Strangler” along with the digital horror series “Scary Endings” and dark comedy series “Phantom Rabbit Hitman.” Sarah loves to watch independent horror both online and at festivals and enjoys being a part of the greater horror community. In her spare time, she can be found out on the trails with a horse or a mountain bike.
Lover of horror, Malleck has amassed over 3500 physical titles, 90% on VHS. He's been producing Dormarth's Horror Review for 15 years now, as it is one of the oldest horror VHS zines. He is currently working on his 20th issue. Malleck has been featured in Adjust Your Tracking, Rewind This!, Plastic Tapes Rewound, and VHS: The Schlockumentary. He's also had small roles in the Bracken Basement Production films Costume Contest, Family First: Bloodthirst, and Weedwolves. He also has a squatching featurette on the blu-ray extras for Valley of the Sasquatch.
Josh Schafer is the Editor-in-Chief and Head Videovore at Lunchmeat Magazine and LunchmeatVHS.com – your #1 destination for the appreciation, celebration, and preservation of VHS collecting and culture! He has also co-produced the VHS culture documentary Adjust Your Tracking, appeared in various VHS-centric productions and is a co-founder of The Museum of VHS.
Rules & Terms
*Keep it trashy; keep it legal!
FILM COMPETITION GENERAL RULES & GUIDELINES:
- Films must be submitted online through FilmFreeway.
- Films will be screened from digital files (and a DVD back-up is encouraged.)
- No limits on completion dates.
- We currently do not accept works-in-progress. So please only send us the completed film you would want to be screened if accepted.
- You may submit films that have already premiered or played at other festivals.
- Once an entry payment has been processed we cannot provide a refund.
- You MUST include your physical address either in your entry or in your cover letter. Please do not submit a film without giving us your address, which we need for our records.
Maximum length is 30 minutes.
Video Nasty does NOT waive entry fees, so we offer low Early Bird fees.
RETURNS & ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:
DVDs and press materials will not be returned. Include a self-addressed, stamped postcard for each submission if you wish acknowledgment of the receipt of your entry and/or materials.