Introducing our Comedy Shorts and Writing Award finalists

Lynne Parker

Lynne Parker

 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.

COMEDY WRITING AWARD FINALISTS

The Motherhood, by Abby Woolf

Savages, by Carol Walsh

Full House, by Emily Jane Clark

Bunker, by Lucy Dwyer

COMEDY SHORTS AWARD FINALISTS

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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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