2022 STAGE AWARDS SUPPORTED BY NEXTUP COMEDY… SEMI-FINALISTS ANNOUNCED!

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The 2022 Funny Women Awards are officially two thirds of the way towards finding the best breakthrough comedy talent.

After 12 fantastic Stage Award Virtual Heats featuring acts from all over the world and much, appropriately, heated debate we are delighted to announce our very deserving semi-finalists. Four semi-finals will take place place on 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th August 2022. You can watch along with us here on the website or interact and chat along on our Youtube Channel.

We are incredibly proud of our team, judges, and especially our entrants, for devoting their time and talents to making the 2022 awards a terrific success.

Abbie EdwardsFarah SharpKimi TaylerRhiannon Shaw
Alexandra BeightonFathiya SalehLauren StoneRoisin Caird
Alice-IndiaHajar WoodlandLeah DavisRuby Carr
Alina SharipovaIrene MeneguzziLisa CaseySamantha Day
Amanda StaufferJessie NixonLorna Rose TreenSammy Dobson
Anshita KoulJulia StentonMags McHughSascha Lowdermilk
Concetta CaristoKate ChekaMarjolein RobertsonSharlin Jahan
Emily CairnsKate HammerMolly McGuinnessTal Davies
Emily HigginsonKate MartinNikola McMurtrieTasmin Sarkany
Erin NollKathleen HughesPravanya PillayTattie Macleod
Estefania BahaKatie McLeodPriyangee GuhaThenjiwe Moseley
Eva BindemanKimberly PolicellaRachel BakerVictoria Olsina
Congratulations to our 2022 Funny Women Awards semi-finalists!

Prizes for the 2022 Stage Award supported by NextUp Comedy include:

A cash prize of £1000.
Exclusive produced content deal with NextUp…
1 hour Studio time with professional photographer Steve Ullathorne.
Mentorship and Support from Funny Women, our Industry Partners and our Community.
A custom made Tatty Devine necklace trophy.

The Semi-Finals will take place on 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th August 2022. You can watch along with us here on the website or interact and chat along on our YouTube Channel.

The top comedians progressing from each event will be revealed shortly after the night.

10 finalists will compete either in-person or virtually at the Stage Award Final sponsored by Sky Studios on Thursday 29th September at the Bloomsbury Theatre, London. The final will also be broadcast via our streaming partners, NextUp Comedy.

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

Longlist for Comedy Writing Award sponsored by Sky Studios HERE

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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