2019 Funny Women Awards Winners ANNOUNCED!

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Last night comedian and writer Katy Brand hosted the 2019 Funny Women Awards at the beautiful Bloomsbury Theatre, London. The competition was incredibly tight and the 10 finalists made the voting tough for the judging panel.

This year’s Stage Award winner – who, along with the other finalists fought their way through 433 entrants and across a video entry stage, heats and semi-finals – is Laura Smyth. The runners up are Sian Davies and Charlie George.

We had a special announcement in the form of Jo Brand becoming Funny Women’s Patron (or matron), the winner Laura Smyth will get to talk comedy skills with Jo as part of her prize.

The night also saw the winners from the other categories come on stage.

Comedy Shorts Award winner ‘Neil’s Yard’by Teresa Burns and Samantha Lyden.

The winner will be mentored in comedy script development, production and marketing by the incredible Comedy Central Team and receive a year’s membership to Women in Film and TV.

Comedy Writing Award winner Lydia Rynne for ‘Living Wild’.

The winner will be mentored by Katy Brand.

Comedy Web Series Award winner Laura Seixas with Dreaming Whilst Black.

The winner will be mentored in comedy script development, production and marketing by the incredible Comedy Central Team and receive a year’s membership to Women in Film and TV.

Best Show Award winner Victorious by Hannah Brackenbury.

The winner will receive a mentorship from Soho Theatre.

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists!

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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?

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