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This year we received a prodigious number of scripts for the 2022 Funny Women Comedy Writing Award sponsored by Sky Studios. With the help of our fantastic panel of readers from the comedy industry we have now read and scored over 150 scripts and narrowed them down to a longlist of 25.

The standard was high as ever this and whittling the list down to 25 was extremely hard. We think the panel has selected an incredible range of scripts that cover all kinds of comedy and we are excited to move forward to the next stage.

Without further ado, here is this year’s Comedy Writing Award sponsored by Sky Studios longlist:

Side OrderAmanda DwyerGlasgow
SketchedCatherine DunneExeter
Mother MaryClare PlestedGreater London
Beth’s DinEllie SilverManchester
HomewreckersEmily FarrellSouth East
Yob TownEmily LittlerBristol
Partners In TimeEmma JerroldGreater London
Dream JobEryn TettManchester
BoardersHattie HarrisonSouth East
Blue StockingsImogen BoleGreater London
Real FunnyKate FeeneyIreland
Queer JigLeigh DouglasGreater London
Grand Theft Post-mortemLinda Jane ButlerSouth East
Here Or YearLucy Hilton-JonesManchester
PrunellaLyden & BurnsGreater London
The Dutchess of CreweMadeline CampionGreater London
Exhibit ZMegan ShandleyEdinburgh Scotland
Hot StuffMolly McGuinnessManchester
In the MiddleNic O’KeeffeGreater London
WastelandNicki LucasGreater London
Magical ExtinctionRuby CarrGreater London
HereafterScarlett KeffordBirmingham
HeadTara ByrneSouth East
PeerlessThomasin LockwoodGreater London
Aging DisgracefullyTonya Joy BoltonBirmingham

Congratulations to everyone involved!

Prizes for the 2022 Comedy Writing Award sponsored by Sky Studios include

Sky Studios is offering, a funded development prize for the winner.

A cash prize of £1000

Mentorship and Support from Funny Women, our Industry Partners and our Community.

A custom made Tatty Devine necklace trophy

“Sky Studios are proud to support the important work that Funny Women does by sponsoring this year’s Stage Award and Writing Award. For years, Funny Women have done an incredible job at finding the very best new female comic talent. Sky Studios are firm believers in supporting these new voices, so with our funded development prize this year, we hope to steer some of this exciting female talent onto our screens” TILUSHA GHELANI, COMEDY COMMISSIONING EDITOR, SKY STUDIOS

The longlisted scripts will now be put forward to a panel of judges from across the comedy industry until we reach our shortlist of 10. The shortlist will be announced via the website, social media and emails to the successful entrants on the 25th August 2021. Good luck!

The winner will be announced at the Funny Women Stage Award final on the 29th September at Bloomsbury Theatre, London.

Longlist for the Comedy Shorts Award supported by London Short Film Festival HERE

Semi finalists for Stage Award sponsored by NextUp… 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.


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!


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.


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/ .


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.


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.


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