Comedy Writing Award Shortlist announced!

Lynne Parker

Lynne Parker

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for this year’s Funny Women Comedy Writing Award!

The standard of entries this year has been particularly high, so in fact it’s a slightly longer list than usual.  It is a testament to the amount of talent out there writing and developing scripts.

The three finalists will be announced tomorrow after all the scripts have been reviewed by a panel of industry experts.  They will be invited to the final of the Funny Women Awards on Wednesday 28th September where the overall winner will be announced.

THE SHORTLIST

The Motherhood, by Abby Woolf

The Kings, by Becky Shaw

Savages, by Carol Walsh

Gary Patel Will Die, by Cassie Atkinson

Come Through Time With Me, by Emmy Fyles and Colleen Cambell

Full House, by Emily Jane Clark

Mephistopholes, by Janice Hallett

Mum Life in Crisis, by Katie Lee

Celebacy in the City, by Letty Butler and Philippa Howell

Blog Off, by Lorna Woolfson

Bunker, by Lucy Dwyer

Personal Assistance, by Milla X Tuokkola

Wannabees, by Nina Milns

Virtual Insanity, by Raven Lim, Persis Shaker and Joanna Sio

Party People, by Sasha Ellen

Lattes, by Tasha Dhanraj

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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?

2021 Funny Women Awards Prizes

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

If you need further information please contact us here