9th Over the Fence Comedy Film Festival

Cameras are rolling and the action is about to start!!

2005 finds a new way to kick off the Port Douglas Village
Carnivale, sure to get everyone in the right mood to dive
in to weeklong celebrations .

Expect Something Different? Under the Stars!

On Saturday 21 st and Sunday 22 nd May , the beautiful open air amphitheatre of Karnak Playhouse is the place to be for a rollicking good time under the stars, pushing the traditional boundaries of Carnivale to encompass more of the Douglas Shire. The ?Expect Something Different? tour, traveling our broad nation before heading off to the international film festival circuit, finds itself in our beautiful, tropical corner, opening the 2005 season for Karnak . Australia's largest touring Comedy Film Festival, showcases the extraordinary talents and humour of eighteen Aussie indie film makers and their selection of films ranging from the absurd, bizarre, insightful and cheeky, to the irreverent and romantic in that great Australian manner, laughing at and with ourselves.

This unique festival in the unique space of Karnak Playhouse is joyously MCed by the undeniably unique, internationally acclaimed ?Man of a Hundred Voices?, Bryan Wiseman. Also know to many as Dr John Wilson in ?Home and Away?, recently revealed as the voice behind the outrageous callers of Stan Zemanek's show on Radio 2UE and the voice behind most of the voiceovers (both male and female) you hear on the television and radio, Bryan combines his surprising vocal talents with a wicked sense of humour to lead us through the festival.

Festival Director Greg Coffey says, ?There is a rich selections of films. Each piece touches on a different storyline and is presented in a way that will make audiences laugh, cry and gasp out!! It will leave them not knowing where they will be taken next? What makes ?Over The Fence? different from other festivals is that it reaches out and showcases Australian culture, talent, wit and daring humour and draws people together in celebration, conversation and expression. Our patron for 2005 is Geraldine Doogue more...