It’s not you, it’s…

THIS year’s Over the Fence Comedy Film Festival, The (Un) Making of Relationships! is all about making and breaking up.

“We put the ‘Un’ in brackets because some movies are about the destruction of relationships, but some are not,” says organiser Greg Coffey.

He describes the 15 short films from Iran, Turkey, France, Australia, the US and UK as a “curious, cheeky, amazing and wicked take on life.”

The independent films are experimental and so is this year’s new venue, the State Library in Northbridge.

“We’re testing it to see if it works for us,” Coffey says.

• It’s pineapple time in Windscreens: The Australia Dream. Photos supplied

Czech animated “documentary” The Dark Secret reveals what the seven dwarfs really thought about having to share their home with Snow White.

No Sex is a Russian film about a woman told by her doctor not to have sex for six months after surgery.

As luck would have it she falls in love.

“The film is about how they are not going to have sex…There’s a lovely twist at the end,” Coffey says.

Ten years of entering the festival finally paid off for South Australian filmmaker Dave Wade, when his movie Walter was chosen to kick off this year’s show.

Vegan punks

When a hippie couple run over a dog called Walter, they tell his bogan owner he’s dead, but the cultural gap leads to some hilarious confusion.

“They are talking about two different things and don’t know it,” Coffey says.

• It’s pineapple time in Windscreens: The Australia Dream. Photos supplied

In Perth, filmmaker Quentin Curzon’s Carnal Privilege follows a group of vegan punk musicians who head into the bush in a kombi to play a vegetarian, animal rights music festival.

Hitting a kangaroo and giving it mouth-to-mouth resuscitation are only the beginning of their troubles.

The Over the Fence Comedy Film Festival is at the State Library, Northbridge on August 17 and 18.

Tickets at events@overthefence.com.au

by JENNY D’ANGER

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