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If you are reading this, then a great big THANK YOU is required!  You may have noticed that it’s been a little bit quieter on our Magazine pages of late. This is because we’ve had a few changes and undertaken a review of all of our community activities.

Our priority is to continue supporting the development of new female and non-binary comedy talent and the wider community including those of you in the workplace who want to be more visible and have a stronger voice.

We will be launching the 2023 Funny Women Awards on 1st April so keep an eye out for updates, which will be on here, and sign up from our home page to receive the Funny Women Insider newsletter.

These Magazine pages are here to support this community and we welcome your contributions. Currently we are receiving a lot of review requests for both the upcoming VAULT Festival and the Leicester Comedy Festival – quite simply we don’t have the ‘woman-power’ and resources to come and see all your shows and rely on volunteers to keep this particular pipeline going.

So, if you fancy being a Funny Women contributor, we welcome submissions for the following:

  • Impartial reviews of any shows that are appropriate for our audience – 250-300 words maximum. Please note that we can’t publish reviews that you’ve written about your own show! If you want to be considered as a regular reviewer for Funny Women please email info@funnywomen.com with ‘I want to write reviews’ in the header. Include your contact details and we will arrange a call to discuss this with you. This is unpaid but we do get offered a lot of media guest passes so if you’re a comedy fan and want to feed your addiction, this might be an ideal role for you.
  • Q&A features if you have something to promote like a tour or festival show – email info@funnywomen.com, put ‘Q&A request’ in the header and we will send you the questions.
  • Comment articles about a topic close to your heart, as long as this is comedy related. This could be about how you devised a show, wrote a script, got signed by an agent, took part in a festival or a funny story… as long as it’s personal and readable we will consider this for publication. Maximum word count is 750 and please send to info@funnywomen.com as a word document, complete with your headshot and a short 50-word profile so that we can feature you as a contributor.

Please note that we are unable to pay for content but you can promote yourself as a contributor and whatever you’re doing as part of this collaboration.  We will offer you as much guidance as possible in return for helping us keep these pages active and fun.

Get writing!  This is a great way to build up your journalistic portfolio and we can’t wait to see what editorial talent is out there!

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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