Debut Screening for BBC New Comedy Award’s Digital Comedian of the Year

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BBC New Comedy Award’s Digital Comedian of the Year and Funny Women Comedy Shorts finalist 2021 Holly Hall, will be debuting her short film ‘It’s What She Would Have Wanted’ at 10.30pm on BBC Three on Tuesday, 1st November. 

The film, written by and starring Holly, also features a stellar line up including Fiona Allen, Kiell Smith-Bynoe and Kate Robbins.

‘It’s been really fun to play such a deeply-flawed character and the cast are incredible!’ says Holly.  ‘I’m so grateful to the BBC for my first comedy baby… this should buy me a few weeks off from my parents asking me “when are you going to give us grandkids?”’.

The film was shot in and around London and asks the question – if someone close to you dies…. is it always a bad thing? In grief, Holly sees an opportunity, and this is a story about sad things happening to bad people.

This is a busy week for Holly. In addition to the film, Holly’s debut live show ‘You Wouldn’t Like Me When I’m Angry’ begins its work in progress run at The Bill Murray on Thursday 3rd November. The show looks at our frustrating and sometimes hilarious inability to express our anger as you navigate the anxiety-ridden ups and downs of life. Ticket link 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.

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