Over The Fence Comedy Film Festival

OTF. // Over The Fence Comedy Film Festival

20th edition

Jan 20 - Jan 30, 2018
Perth, Australia

Open Call Mar 20, 2017 - Sep 20, 2017  Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Any type, Animation, Children, Commercial, Docu-feature
Film length Mid-length, Short
Genre Comedy, Comedy drama, Dark comedy, Dramedy, Fantastic, Fantasy, Foreign, LGBT, Melodrama, Mockumentary, Parody, Satire, Science fiction

Mission / description Over The Fence, one of the world's coolest comedy film festivals is looking for the best comedy films from around the planetl!
Our criteria for a comedy short film is simple `a film which is driven by, or, ultimately concludes with an 'excellent sense of humour'.

OTF Vision are:
1. To encourage and stimulate new comedy production.
2. To exhibit broad range of work for and to local audiences.
3. To dedicate a film festival to the genre comedy.
4. To celebrate comic culture, humour and verve.
5. To entertain, and
6. To inspire
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Festival website http://overthefence.com.au

Rate Favorite Share Submit your film SELECT SUBMISSION CATEGORY Long Short Short Film
Class Founded: 1996
Festival category: C (national relevance, national player)
Dates Open call: Mar 20, 2017

Early bird deadline: May 20, 2017
Regular deadline: Jul 20, 2017
Late deadline: Sep 20, 2017

Notification date: Oct 19, 2017

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Fees Fees range from 27.45 to 41.17 USD . See submission categories for details about fees. Submission through FFL is up to 3.82 USD cheaper than on other submission platforms for Film Plan subscribers.
Awards Total prize money: 0.00 USD
Other prizes: Awards for 'Best Film' & 'Most Popular Film'
Festival sections
Call For Entries
OTF is now calling for entries for the 20th Over The Fence Comedy Film Festival showcasing the funny, satirical, quirky, outrageous, fantastic and bizarre humour of emerging, new and independent filmmakers from around the world.
General rules OTF is now calling for entries for the 19th Over The Fence Comedy Film Festival showcasing the funny, satirical, quirky, outrageous, fantastic and bizarre humour of emerging, new and independent filmmakers from around the world.

Rules & Terms

AS PART OF CONDITION OF ENTRY *

1/ THE PRODUCER and any AUTHORIZED PERSON entering this film has obtained from each contributor the authorizations to use of image, sound, performance and the reproduction of said image, sound, performance.

2/ THE PRODUCER/S and any AUTHORIZED PERSON is the owner, has authorization or license from the owner of the copyright in the sound recordings comprising the soundtrack to the film.

3/ COMPLETION DATE: After Jan 2005

4/ LENGTH: Films for competition will be in two categories and these times must include all titles and credits:

a/ Short Short film: 15min and under
b/ long form Short films 16+ minutes

5/ DEADLINE: Deadlines refer to postmark, not date of arrival. Deadlines are firm so please ensure your film is posted by required dates as we would hate to have to disqualify it.

6/ FORMAT: All films should be submitted on DVD or electronically. ( We require TWO DVDs as we have multiple screening groups viewing screeners for selection.)

7/ ONE FILM PER DVD: Please make sure there is only one film per DVD, multiple submissions require multiple entry fees and separate disks!

8/ PREVIEW DVD: DVDs would remain in the festival archive.

9/ PRIZES: The circumstance COULD POSSIBLY arise that an award would not be given if no film was deemed outstanding in a category.

10/ SUBTITLES: All non-english language films must be subtitled/dubbed in English.

11/ POSTING: Please mark international entries "Festival submission only- no commercial value". Mark value no higher than AUD$10. All postage costs and duties are the responsibility of the sender.

12/ ENTRY FEES: Are not refundable.

13/ TOURING: Over The Fence Comedy Film Festival does a post festival tour and all films entered MUST be available to tour without renumeration.

14/ LABELLING: Please insure your DVD is CLEARLY labelled with film name, runtime, and contact details. Professionally mastered DVDs are preferred (less problems!!).

15/ PLEASE NOTE: While we will make EVERY EFFORT to stick to screening times as printed, OTF cannot be held accountable for changes to the schedule after schedule is announced.

16/ EXCERPTS/COPIES: By submitting to Over The Fence Comedy Film Festival you agree that the festival may use up to 30 seconds of your film for publicity purposes. OTF may also make a copy of films that are selected to screen for exhibition, judging (nominated films go out to interstate jury) and may also be used for media review purposes.


17/ RIGHTS: The person submitting the film to Over The Fence Comedy Film Festival must hold appropriate rights to music, actors etc and be able, IF REQUIRED, to produce proof of those rights.

18/ CANCELLATION OF FESTIVAL: In the unlikely event the festival is canceled for any reason fees would be refunded but DVDs cannot be returned.

19/ INDEMNITY: The filmmaker and its agents agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Over The Fence Comedy Film Festival, its board, judges, sponsors and partners, individually and collectively, from all claims and demands, losses, damages, costs and liabilities relating to any films submitted to this festival.

20/ DECLARATION: I have read and understood the Rules and Conditions of the Festival and agree by my signature/acceptance to abide by them.