Lynne Parker

Lynne Parker

Introducing our Comedy Shorts and Writing Award finalists

 It’s been tough for our judges to make a decision about our top films and scripts to put through to the final this Wednesday.  So difficult in fact that they have chosen four instead three in each category!

Well done to all of our amazingly talented finalists listed below who we look forward to meeting at the Funny Women Awards Final this Wednesday 28th September at KOKO, London.


The Motherhood, by Abby Woolf

Savages, by Carol Walsh

Full House, by Emily Jane Clark

Bunker, by Lucy Dwyer


Ambition by Carolyn Goodyear

Manhunt by Christine Entwisle

Mary Berry’s Little Lamb by Kirsty Mann

Tinder Finger by Lolly Jones

You can watch all the shortlisted films here.

These two award categories were hugely competitive this year so congrats go again to all of you who made it to the shortlists.

We’d also like to extend our special thanks to our wonderful judges…

Writing Award judges: Gavin Smith (Creative Director of Development, The Comedy Unit), Hannah Moulder (Assistant Producer, Retort FreemantleMedia UK), Lesley Claire O’Neill (Writer, Emmerdale), Henrietta Ashworth (Writer and Director), Emma Smithwick (Head of Drama and Comedy, 40 Partners) and Jenny Bolt (Actress and Writer).

Shorts Award judges:  Sara Shulman (Comedy Blogedy), Mark Boosey (British Comedy Guide), Al Stary (Production Manager), Gina Lyons (Comedy Producer), Imogen O’Rorke (Mimo TV), Michelle Stoodley (Head of Digital Marketing, Benefit Cosmetics), and our treasured website editor, Kate Stone.

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