From the Funny Women Team

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Women in tech: funny and smart

For far too long, women in technology have been stereotyped as nerdy, serious, and socially awkward. This could not be further from the truth. Women in technology are funny and witty and it’s time to start acknowledging and celebrating that fact. 

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Film star dreams

Casting is changing, treatment of people is changing. Barriers broken. And of course, people have an opinion. The world appears to be considering the possibility we might have been wrong about ‘box office material’.

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Challenging the casting conventions

Years ago, my agent told me my CV was too diverse and unconventional. I wasn’t famous enough to get away with doing so many different types of work, they said. “You’re confusing. Casting directors won’t know where to put you.”

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Rosie Jones stands up to abuse

Rosie Jones has spoken out in the BBC’s Access All podcast about the staggering levels of vile abuse she receives when she appears on TV, describing it as ‘exhausting’.

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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