Meet the 2019 Funny Women Awards Finalists: Celya AB

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We spotted Parisian Celya AB in our Coventry heat and invited her to our London semi-final at Dingwalls where we knew we had to have her in the 2019 Funny Women Awards final! 


Funny Women: How does it feel to be through to the 2019 Funny Women Awards final?

Celya AB: It feels great to be amongst such funny ladies. 

FW: Describe your comedy to us

CAB: I’d say it’s warm, daft and a bit on the weird side maybe? 

FW: What inspired you to start doing stand up?

CAB: Think I’ve always wanted to do it but in 2016 I saw stand up live for the first time in Paris in a tiny little bar. Stand up being relatively new in France. I fell in love with it and properly started  considering it then. 

FW: Who are your favourite funny women?

CAB: Maria Bamford, Tig Notaro, Kate McKinnon, and a Birmingham act called Lindsey Santoro who makes me howl.  

Join us at the Funny Women Awards Grand Final, Thursday 19th September at the Bloomsbury Theatre, London. For tickets click here!

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Comedy Shorts Award Entry Requirements

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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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