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Women in comedy were triumphant at last night’s Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Awards. Mae Martin and their Feel Good co-writer Joe Hampson, Olga Koch, and the Drunk Women Solving Crime presenters all took home awards.

Martin’s Netflix show Feel Good won the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Award for best TV situation comedy, which was presented by Helen Lederer.

Lederer was also on hand to present Hannah George, Taylor Glenn, and Catie Wilkins, who are perhaps best known for presenting their hit podcast Drunk Women Solving Crime, with the best online comedy accolade for Remember Getting the Period Talk at School #Menopause,

Best radio comedy award went to Olga Koch and Charlie Dinkin for BBC Radio 4’s Olga Koch: Fight. 

Writers Guild president Sandi Toksvig said: “We couldn’t hold the awards last year, so it has been even more special to be able to celebrate these wonderful people tonight. They have kept us entertained and allowed us to escape into the marvellous stories and worlds they have created for us, which we have needed more than ever after another challenging year.”

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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.

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