19th Annual

Over The Fence Comedy film festival

January 14, 2018 to February 06, 2018

 
Category

Longer Short Film

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in Australian Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
April 20, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Regular Deadline
June 20, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Late Deadline
August 20, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
WAB Extended Deadline
September 20, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately November 20, 2017

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 16 minutes
Features: From 16 minutes to 40 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2010

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
Other    
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
Media Files
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

OTF Most Popular Short Comedy
Sponsor:OTF Most Popular Short Comedy
This prize is shared with other categories.

OTF Best Short Comedy
AWARD: Over The Fence Best Short Comedy Film
Sponsor:Over The Fence
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

Our definition for comedy -

‘A film which is driven by, or, ultimately concludes with an excellent sense of humour’.

The Guidelines for the

1 - any format; preview on DVD pal/ntsc

2 - length over 16+ minutes

3 - any comic genre; black, slapstick, irreverent, romantic,
political, subversive, absurd ... etc. And must have an
excellent sense of humour.

4 - Made since Jan 2010

and

FORMAT: All films should be submitted as Online screeners.

If Unavailable post as DVD: Please make sure there is only one film per DVD, multiple submissions require multiple entry fees and separate disks!

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

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

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.

ENTRY FEES: Are not refundable.

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

ONLINE ACCESS: If your film is selected it will be required that you restrict access to 'your' film online until Aug of that year of touring.

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.