Film and tv obsessed comedians Suzy Bennett and Sooz Kempner host a screening of the shortlisted films and we will also announce the winner of the 2017 Funny Women Awards,  Comedy Shorts Award.

This year’s incredible judging panel includes Roisin Conaty (Actress, comedian, producer and writer; star of Channel Four’s Man Down and writer, producer and star of hit TV series GameFace), Rob Aslett (Director of Avalon Entertainment and TV Exec Producer), Richard Grocock (TV Comedy and Development Producer at Wicked Little Critter, Baby Cow, Phil McIntyre) Clelia Mountford (Merman Co-founder and Executive Producer), Anna Bogutskaya (Underwire Film Festival Director) and Kate Daughton (Commissioning Editor for Comedy at BBC).

The Funny Women Comedy Shorts Award was introduced in 2014 providing a platform for female film makers to submit a one to six minute film. As well as receiving invaluable industry feedback from our illustrious panel, we have partnered with Comedy Central UK and the top 10 finalists will be given the chance to have their film hosted on Comedy Central’s website & digital platforms for the UK to see!

The Funny Women Awards have been promoting female comics for 15 years, and we’ve seen some fantastic acts pass through our doors who are now major names on the comedy circuit including Katherine Ryan, Sarah Millican, Bridget Christie and Susan Calman, to name but a few.

Come and see talent of the future, laugh and help raise funds and awareness for our charity partner UN Women and the HeForShe movement.  


When and where


The Vaults,

Leake St

Waterloo, SE1 7NN

3.00 - 4.30pm
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