Comedy Writing Award – Shortlist announced

James Burns

James Burns

 

We are very pleased to announce our shortlist for The Funny Women Comedy Writing Award 2012, in conjunction with The Comedy Unit.

The competition has been incredibly fierce this year, and we have been truly amazed at the sheer level of writing talent out there. We have selected seven scripts to put in front of our JUDGING PANEL this Wednesday 19th September – it will be their job to whittle seven down to three finalists who will all be invited to attend the charity final next Monday 24th September where the winner will be announced.

The scripts on the shortlist are:

'The Locker Room' by Kate Davies and Sarah Courtauld

'Old Maids' by Leanne Davis

'Profit and Loss' by Vanessa Strowger and Katherine Bennett

'One Year' by Katie Tracey

'The Slush Pile' by Sarah Courtauld

'Three’s a Crowd, Four’s a Bun Fight' by Jane Perrin

'The Real Thing' by Alice Truman

You can read more about this award, including the fantastic judges involved and prize on offer HERE.

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Comedy Shorts Award Entry Requirements

The deadline for registration for the Comedy Shorts Award has passed.

Funny Women NextUp…Comedy Shorts Award

Are you a budding Director? Producer? Screenwriter? Are you collaborating with friends to make a funny video? Then we are looking for YOU!

If you have a short film or sketch that you think is hilarious, then enter your work for our Comedy Shorts Award to be in with a chance of winning some life-changing support and mentoring from comedy professionals.

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 all women filmmakers and content developers. The film must be an original narrative created, produced and devised by a woman, or women, although male cast and crew members are allowed.

ARE THERE ANY ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR MY FILM?

Yes – we require all films to be 6 minutes or under, to be entirely original dialogue, to not feature brand logos and most importantly, to only use music with the written consent of the performer and/or publisher either personally or via the PRS system https://www.prsformusic.com/ .

WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH MY FILM?

We will broadcast selected entries on our Funny Women YouTube channel and social media (so keep an eye out) and the top 10 finalists’ films will also hosted on a dedicated Funny Women Comedy Shorts Awards page on our website. We will also broadcast the final 3 entries as part of the grand final night.

HOW IS IT JUDGED?

Films are judged for production, concept, delivery/performance, creativity, writing and overall funniness. The top 10 films are then viewed by an independent judging panel of top television and film industry professionals who will choose one overall winner and two runners up. The final three will be invited to attend the grand final in London on the 23rd September.

WHAT CAN I WIN?

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The deadline for registration for the Comedy Shorts Award has passed.

If you need further information please contact us here