OTF aims to celebrate new and independent filmmakers, their comic masterpieces and their excellent sense of humour. We are committed to encouraging and stimulating comedy film production worldwide, and to producing a festival which celebrates, entertains & inspires through comedy.
We are a grassroots festival dedicated to championing the indie & new filmmakers – who are the starting point of a flourishing filmmaking industry. We aim to create of a vibrant, stimulating, inspiring environment for filmmakers & audiences, and, to bring laughter, thought, & joy to people.
Our mission is to offer a refreshing challenge to people’s ideas of ‘what comedy is’, to give our audience a whole new experience of the way in which funny stories can be told through a the wide variety of filmmaking styles, genres, and, from all countries across the world!