ANNOUNCING THE 2023 STAGE AWARD HEATS SUPPORTED BY NEXTUP COMEDY

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Thank you for being patient with us, the process took a little longer than expected because so many entries were on the border of being invited to the heats of this year’s Stage Award! 

Each eligible unedited YouTube clip has now been viewed at least twice and scored.  We received over 400 entries and selected these acts to see in the heats.

We’re pleased to reveal, those invited through to Stage Award supported by NextUp Virtual Heats are:

Abbie Edwards
Aisha Amanduri
Alex Beighton
Alex Stringer
Alexandra Berr
Alexis Roy
Ali Panting
Alice Barber
Alice Cockayne
Alice Garwood
Alina Sharipova
Ally Ryan
Alyssa Virji
Amy Jay
Amy Webber
Ancika Mester
Angela Owen
Angry Sue
Anitha Surat
Anna Ampatziani
Anna Beth
Anna Mac
Anna Rae
Anna Soden
Annabel Edmonds
Annabelle Minkova
Ariane Anantaputri
Arielle souma
avital ash
Bas Rahman
Bethan Martin
Blank Peng
Brecht
Brittany Pay
Candace Bryan
Carla Keen
Carly Blair
Caroline Maddison
Caroline McEvoy
Caroline Robertson
Cassandra Maria
Catherine Deevy
Chantel Nash
Charlie Vero-Martin
Charlotte Cropper
Charlotte Gallagher
Charlotte Imbert
Charlotte McEvoy
Chelsea Young
Chloe O’Sullivan
Christine Ubochi
Claire Millane
Claudine Ullman
Dani Johns
Danielle Frances
Dayna Marie
Diane O’Connor
Elaine Fellows
Ele McKenzie
Ella Gonzales
Ellie-Grace Cashin
Emer McGinnity
Emily Cairns
Emily Higginson
Erin Crouch
Farah Sharp
Floyd Alexander-Hunt
Foul Mouth Jo
Frances Keyton
Gauri B
Genny Edwards
Georgia Thorp
Georgie Wedge
Gill Gorry
Gillian Charlton
Gilly webb
Grace Millie
Grace O’Keefe
Gráinne Blumenthal
Hajar J. Woodland
Hannah Lawrence
Hannah Platt
Hazel Donovan
Heidi Lou
Heleana Blackwell
Helen Brooks
Holly & Brooke
Holly Ludlow
Imogen Bole
Imogen Trusselle
Izzy Francke
Jade Gebbie
Jade Kelly
Jana Levitina
Jane Postlethwaite
Jen Nolan
Jen Zheng
Jess Bauldry
Jo Griffin
Joanna Surowiec
Jonna Groneberg
Jules O’Brian
Julie Metcalfe
Karola Woods
Kat Kibble
Kat Molinari
Kate Cheka
Kate Hammer
Kate Robb
Kate Sharp
Kate-Lois Elliott
Kathy Rivett
Katie Bennett
Katie-Rose Petley
Kayleigh Jones
Kelly Edgar
Kerrie Noor
Kim Hope
Kim Wadsworth
Kimberly Policella
Kimberly Rose
Kimi Tayler
Kirstie Hayden
Laura Gómez Gracia
Laura Walsh
Laura Walsh
Lauren Coates
Lauren Smith
Leah Davis
Leigh Douglas
Leslie Gold
Libby Thornton
Lisa May
Liz Bains
Lizzie Simpson
Lolsy Byrne
Lorra Videv
Lou Taylor
Lydia cashman
Maddie Houlbrook-Walk
maddy smedley
Magda Mihaila
Mara Joy
Mari Volar
Marie Cross
Martha Burns
Marty Gleeson
Mary Cross
Merry Martyn
Mia Lewis
Michelle Jacquot
Monica Chatterjee
Nadine Froughi
Nayonica Ghosh
Niamh Curran
Nicola Stephen
Nikola McMurtrie
Priyangee
Rachel Baker
Rashi Favier
Rebecca Berman
Bec Bartley
Rhiannon Shaw
Romina Puma
Sadbh Peters
Sam Fraser
Samantha Day
Sandra Tiitson
Sascha Lowdermilk
Savannah Gracey
Scarlett Kefford
Sille-Kadri Simer
Soph Galustian
Sophie Garrad
Sophie McCabe
Su Mi
Tal Davies
Tegan Marlow
Tej Dhutia
Tera Kilbride
Thomasin Lockwood
Vicky Richards
Victoria Olsina
Victoria Shortley
Vix Leyton

We would like to thank everybody who registered for this prestigious Award and it was a pleasure to watch all of your submissions. To all the talented performers who did not make it this year, we encourage you to keep refining your craft and please engage with our community – keep chasing your comedy goal.

Keep up to date with the process of the 2023 Funny Women Awards with some key dates for your diaries here.

Nominations for the 2023 Funny Women Content Creator Award are open until 25th August.

GOOD LUCK!

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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