FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2023 STAGE AWARD SUPPORTED BY NEXT UP COMEDY.

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The judging is over. The spreadsheet is saved. The scores are set.

10 finalists will compete in-person at the Stage Award final, hosted by Jo Brand with a headline set from Lorna Rose Treen (Winner 2022), on Thursday 28th September at the Bloomsbury Theatre, London. TICKETS HERE.

In our search for the 10 acts to go through to final of the 2023 Funny Women Stage Award, our team and a select panel of industry judges scored over 400 submission videos from over 12 timezones in multiple stages; two preliminary rounds, 12 heats rounds and four semi-finals, we are exhausted!

We have been so impressed with this year’s entrants. Once again, we opened the competition to our global friends and have discovered some great new talents along the way. The standard was very high and the willingness shown to embrace YouTube gigs has been truly heartening, in what has been one of our toughest of years as a company.

Without further ado, we are delighted to announce that the 2023 Funny Women Stage Award finalists supported by Next Up Comedy are:

Blank Peng
Charlie Vero-Martin
Hannah Platt
Kate Cheka
Nikola McMurtrie
Rachel Baker
Sasha LO
Su Mi
Tal Davies
Victoria Olsina

 

Congratulations to you all!

There needs to be a special mention for our One’s to watch 2023, who were all fantastic but narrowly missed out on the final.

10 finalists will compete in-person at the Stage Award finalwith a headline set from Lorna Rose Treen (Winner 2022), on Thursday 28th September at the Bloomsbury Theatre, London. TICKETS HERE.

The final will feature in the upcoming 20 Years of Funny Women – two new programmes for BBC Radio 4.

At this Final, we will also present the Awards for Writing, Shorts, Content creator and our Industry prize.

You can also see the:

Shortlist for the Comedy Writing Award HERE.

Shortlist for the Comedy Shorts Award supported by London Short Film Festival 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.

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