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Weapons of Mass Hilarity Comedy Festival!

Funny Women Regional Finalist Jenan Younis started Weapons of Mass Hilarity comedy night in 2018, to showcase performers with Middle East/SWANA heritage. Weapons of Mass Hilarity has become a platform

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The Guide: May

It’s official. Festival season has arrived, by which I mean, the season when I start my three-month-long panic about which comedy festivals I’m going to go to has arrived. I’ve already fallen at the first hurdle by missing Machynlleth Comedy Festival…

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Derry Girls Cracker Third & Final Series Lands

Lisa McGee’s absolutely class show Derry Girls returns for its third and final series on Channel 4 tonight. The series has had an extended break thanks to the pandemic but we pick up at the end of the summer holidays, the day before GCSE results come out…

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Jacqueline Novak: Get on your Knees

On the way home from Jacqueline Novak’s sensational show, I couldn’t help thinking about the song from 2002 chick flick The Sweetest Thing. Cameron Diaz, Selma Blair, and Christina Applegate are discussing what they say to a man when his penis is first revealed to them…

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The Guide: April

Hooters, labia, pink mango, and lizard kings – this month’s guide is just brimming over with all the things I specifically love. Add to that all the exciting news that’s been coming out and let me say, what a time to be alive.

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Comedy Shorts Award Entry Requirements

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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.

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