Comedy Shorts Award

Comedy Shorts | Funny Women

For budding comedy short film makers

Are you a budding Director? Producer? Screenwriter? Are you collaborating with friends to make a funny video? Do you think your comedy film could be the next Broad City? Then we at Funny Women are looking for YOU!

If you have a short film or even a selection of sketches that you think are hilarious, then enter Funny Women’s Comedy Shorts Award to be in with a chance of winning some life changing prizes thanks to Comedy Central!

The Winner Will Receive

  • Top 10 finalists’ films will be hosted on the Funny Women YouTube channel and social media.
  • Top 10 finalists’ films will be hosted on a dedicated Funny Women Comedy Shorts Award page on the Comedy Central UK website.
  • Top 10 finalists’ films will be shown to our incredible comedy industry judges and to a live audience at a special screening as part of the Vault Festival, London on the the 4th of March 2018.
  • AND our overall winner will be mentored by a comedy film expert and may be invited by Funny Women and Comedy Central to develop or be mentored on their next break-out online series!

How Does It Work?

What kind of film are you looking for?
A 1- 6 minute film that can take the form of anything comical. It's a great opportunity to show us your creative flair and have fun! Who can enter? 
This award is open to female film makers. The film must be produced and devised by a woman/en, although male cast and crew members are allowed.
What will you do with my film? 
We'll broadcast selected entries on our Funny Women YouTube channel and social media (so feel free to encourage your mates to comment!) and the top 10 finalists’ films will also hosted on a dedicated Funny Women Comedy Shorts Awards page on the Comedy Central UK website.
How is it judged?
Films are judged for production, concept, delivery/performance, creativity, writing and overall funniness. The top 10 films are then put in front of an independent judging panel of top TV and film industry honchos and hosted on the Comedy Central UK website. This judging panel will then choose one overall winner who will be invited to the Funny Women Comedy Shorts Awards Final in London, March the 4th 2018.
Who are the Judges?
This year’s incredible judging panel will be:

  • Roisin Conaty (Actress, comedian, producer and writer; star of Channel Four’s Man Down and her own hit TV series GameFace),
  • Rob Aslett  (Director of Avalon Entertainment and TV Exec Producer),
  • Richard Grocock (TV Comedy and Development Producer at Wicked Little Critter, Baby Cow, Phil McIntyre),
  • Clelia Mountford (Merman Co-founder and Executive Producer),
  • Anna Bogutskaya (Underwire Film Festival Director),
  • Kate Daughton (Commissioning Editor for Comedy at BBC)


Panel to be chaired for Funny Women by Becky Singh (Comedy Producer and Creative Director)

How To Enter

Just fill in our registration form, and email a link (Youtube etc) to your film or a digital file to shortsaward@funnywomen.com 

Make sure to read all our terms and conditions in full before sending your film to us.

The deadline to register and submit your comedy short is 31st January 2018