2023 FUNNY WOMEN COMEDY SHORTS AWARD TOP THREE ANNOUNCED

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We are delighted to announce the top three finalists for this year’s 2023 Funny Women Comedy Shorts Award supported by LSFF!

You can watch them here.

Amy Spinks & Lauren Soley – Where’s your bag?
Claire Parry – Pitchlash
Holly Hall – My coffee journey – 100 days adding coffee to my diet

Prizes for the 2023 Comedy Shorts Award supported by LSFF include:

LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL is offering, an exclusive festival screening for the winner.

Afternoon tea with Jo Brand.
Winner and both runners up will take a share of the £5000 prize fund donated by ITV.
Mentorship and Support from Funny Women, our Industry Partners and our Community.

A custom made Tatty Devine necklace trophy.

WUKA Goodie bag.

The winner of the Comedy Shorts Award will be shown and announced 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.

Vote for the Comedy Content Award HERE.

Finalists for the Stage Award supported by Next Up Comedy HERE.

Shortlist for the Comedy Writing Award supported by Sky Studios 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