18th Annual

Over The Fence Comedy film festival

November 01, 2015 to November 17, 2015

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PO Box 468,
68 Forrest rd,
Hamilton Hill WA 6163
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Phone: 08 9337 6049
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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Short Film
Short films that take comedy into new, daring and excellent new realms of humour - black, tragi, adventure, slapstick, docu/mockumentar etc........
up to 15 mins.
Longer Short Film
Comedy short films from 16+ minutes

Can include a comedy series or feature film

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The 18th Over the Fence Comedy Film Festival Call For Entries
is open to August, 2015.

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


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

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 is now calling for entries for the 18th 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.



Our definition for comedy -

Anything can be said in a short film and said with an excellent sense of humour.

The Guidelines for the

1 - any format; preview on DVD pal/ntsc or electronic

2 - Short Film or Long Short Film categories (includes series)

3 - any comic genre; black, slapstick, irreverent, romantic,
political, subversive, absurd ... etc.

4 - any form drama, doco, animation, mocumentary, and more...

5 - And, must have an excellent sense of humour.

ORGANIZERS

Greg Coffey (Festival Director); Greg Coffey (Festival Director); Phil Jeng Kane; Phil Jeng Kane; Tanya Knott

GENERAL 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 - any length between to suit Category Submission.

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


4 - FORMAT: All films should be submitted on DVD. We require TWO DVDs as we have multiple screening groups viewing screeners for selection.

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

6 - PREVIEW DVD: DVDs would remain in the festival archive.

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

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

9 - 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.

10 - ENTRY FEES: Are not refundable.

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

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

13 - 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.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

* 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 for Australia. 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/ COMPLETION DATE: Provided your film can be supplied on DVD there is no requirement on completion date. 4/ LENGTH: Films for the competition will be in three categories and these times must include all titles and credits: a/ Short film: under 16 min + long form Short films 16 minutes and over b/ Short form Series: 90 min and under c/ Features, Featurettes and Documentaries: 70 min and over 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. We require TWO DVDs as we have multiple screening groups viewing screeners for selection, or online scereeners. 7/ ONE FILM PER DVD: Please make sure there is only one film per DVD, multiple submissions require multiple entry forms, 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 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/ SCREENINGS: Over The Fence Comedy Film Festival does not offer remuneration for screenings at the festival nor the subsequent tour. 14/ LABELLING: Please insure your DVD is CLEARLY labeled 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 to abide by them. (Please sign below to give your permission) SIGNATURE: _______________________________ DATE: ______________