19th Annual

Over The Fence Comedy film festival

October 29, 2016 to November 07, 2016

 
Category

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
February 19, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Regular Deadline
May 19, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Late Deadline
July 19, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
WAB Extended Deadline
August 19, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately September 19, 2016

RUNTIME
A runtime of any length is permitted

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

2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
Other    
Media Files
  Other - Digital

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER

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

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings
> Anecdotal Accounts

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

OTF Most Popular Short Comedy
certificate MOST POPULAR FILM
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’.

* AS PART OF CONDITION OF ENTRY *

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

2/ THE PRODCER/S and any AUTHORISED PERSON is the owner, has authorisation or licence from the owner of the copyright in the sound recordings comprising the soundtrack to the film.

3/ LENGTH: Films for the competition will be in three categories and these times must include all titles and credits:
a/ Short comedy film: 19 min and under + long form Short films 30 minutes and under.
b/ Short comedy form Series: 90 min and under
c/ Long shorts and comedy Documentaries: 30 min and under

4/ 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.

5/ FORMAT: All films can be submitted on DVD or as online screener. If DVD, we require TWO DVDs as we have multiple screening groups viewing screeners for selection.

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

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

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

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

10/ 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.

11/ ENTRY FEES: Are not refundable.

12/ SCREENINGS: Over The Fence Comedy Film Festival does not offer remuneration for screenings at the festival nor the subsequent tour.

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

14/ 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.

15/ 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.

16/ 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.

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

18/ 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.

19/ DECLARATION: I have read and understood the Rules and Conditions of the Festival and agree by my signature to abide by them. (Please sign below to give your permission)