Over The Fence Comedy Film Festival

OTF. // Over The Fence Comedy Film Festival

23rd edition

Jan 23 - Feb 23, 2021
Perth, Australia

Open Call 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 - 'the coolest comedy film festival in the known Universe' - is looking for the best short comedy films from around the planetl!
Our simple criteria for a comedy film is `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

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Class Founded: 1996
Festival category: C (national relevance, national player)
Dates Open call: Nov 06, 2019

Early bird deadline: Feb 23, 2020
Regular deadline: May 23, 2020
Late deadline: Sep 23, 2020

Notification date: Nov 23, 2020

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Fees Fees range from 21.96 to 32.94 USD . See submission categories for details about fees. Submission through FFL is up to 3.06 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 22nd 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 23rd 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


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 - 40 minutes

5/ DEADLINE: Deadlines refer to date sent, not date of arrival.

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

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

8/ ENTRY FEES: Are not refundable.

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

10/ 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.

11/ 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.

12/ 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.

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

14/ 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.

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