2020 Comedy Shorts Award Shortlist Announced!

Emily O'Neill

Emily O'Neill

The standard of entries across this year’s Comedy Shorts Award has been so high that we have extended our Top 10 to a Top 12!

I am absolutely delighted that each of the videos on the shortlist represent a variety of genres, styles and topics, and some feature material inspired by this year’s coronavirus lockdown too.

I know that our Head Judge Andi Osho and the panel of independent judges are going to not only have a lot of fun reviewing each of them, but also a tough job to whittle them down even further! Many congratulations to all of those who have made the shortlist today.

Millicent BinksLadies, Have We Progressed? 1920’s-2020’s     
Isabelle Farah and Jenny RushBreakfast
Rhiannon HopkinsNaked Pictures
Marla Jane LynchHow Many Twitter Followers Do You Have?
Eryn TettThe Foxes F*ck on Wednesdays   
Briony PuddephaHow to Ensure Personal Growth During Lockdown  
Nikola McMurtrieKaraoke: Behind the Lyrics    
Sascha LowdermilkHow Does the Coronavirus Affect Gap Year Students?
Lizzy MansfieldAn Inorganic Love Story   
Megan Smith and Lily HowkinsBest Friends
Steph Leigh and Mo BaylissPancake Jam
Kitty PatersonStranger Hings

Check these out

From the Funny Women Team

We’re Live again in London!

At a time when we’re hearing from members of our very own Funny Women community that some comedy spaces feel less safe than ever, we are so thrilled to announce the return of London’s open mic night, Funny Women Live in London, (formerly Time of the Month) in an amazing new venue! 

Read More »

2024 Awards – Expression of Interest

We were overwhelmed by the response to last year’s Funny Women Awards and, with over 2,000 entries and nominations, it’s important for us to consider what resources and support we need. So we’re asking for a little help from you.

Read More »
Get notified when registration opens

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