2021 NEXTUP COMEDY SHORTS AWARD SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED!

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The standard of entries across this year’s Comedy Shorts Award has been so high that we had a real tussle in the Judges room but we are delighted with our Top 10 shortlist!

Each of the videos on the shortlist represent a variety of genres, styles and topics, and and the panel of 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 to the Top Three! Many congratulations to all of those who have made the shortlist today.

Ada PlayerJonny and TommyBristol
Eryn TettMattress AdManchester
Jo WigginsDog HausLondon
Kluane SaundersFlatmatesLondon
Lisa Ronaghan/Lauren McLaughlinGotcha!London
Lucy Trodd & Susan HarrisonOne Size Fits All ‘Shopping’ & ‘Mermaid’Folkestone
Nina CraneMichaelLondon
Sarah Grant/Katrina AllenComing of AgeGlasgow
Thick ‘n’ Fast (Cassie Symes and Georgina Thomas)SucculentsHertfordshire
Zara JanjuaMatch Of The Yesterday Euro 1314London

Prizes for the 2021 NextUp Comedy Shorts Award include

Exclusive Produced Content Deal with NextUp…
A cash prize of £1000
Mentorship and Support from Funny Women, our Industry Partners and our Community.
A custom made Tatty Devine necklace trophy

“Equality is one of our core values at NextUp and we’re passionate about giving a platform to as many great women identifying comics as possible in a bid to level the playing field and increase representation. Funny Women have been flying this flag for many years, and we’re delighted to continue this partnership, supporting their efforts and streaming incredible talent to comedy fans at home.” SARAH HENLEY, CO-FOUNDER OF NEXTUP COMEDY

Judging continues until we reach our Top Three films and will be announced via the website, social media, and emails to the successful entrants on Tuesday 14th September 2021.

The Winner will be announced at the Funny Women Stage Award final on Thursday 23rd September at Bloomsbury Theatre, London.

Shortlist for Comedy Writing Award sponsored by Sky Studios here!

Finalists for the Stage Award sponsored by Sky Studios here!

Nominate for the heat Comedy Content Creator here!

 

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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