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Funny Women Awards 2021 Grand Final

23/09/2021 @ 7:30 pm 9:30 pm BST

Hosted by Jayde Adams plus set from Funny Women Stage Award Winner 2020 Izzy Askwith

See the best acts chosen from the 100’s of entrants for 2021 Funny Women Awards.

This is a unique opportunity to see the start of some amazing careers!

On the night we will see the 10 Stage Award sponsored by Sky Studios finalists. We will also show and present the awards for the NextUp Comedy Shorts, Heat Content Creator and Comedy Writing Award sponsored by Sky Studios.

Abby WambaughDenmark
Amelia StubberfieldUK – London
Beau HollandUK – London
Bronwyn SweeneyUK – South West
Caitlin PowellUK – London
Lara RicoteNetherlands
Louisa KeightUK – London
Natalie BellinghamUK – Yorkshire
Ola LabibUK – South East
Sharon WanjohiUK – London

The Funny Women Awards were established in 2003 and have become a key fixture on the UK’s comedy calendar. This year the awards were opened up to global entries who will feature on the huge screen. 

The Awards have become an important launch pad for many talented performers.

Past Awards alumni include Katherine Ryan, Zoe Lyons, Susan Calman, Kerry Godliman, Sara Pascoe, Bridget Christie, Sarah Millican, Rachel Parris, Desiree Burch, Jayde Adams and many more.

We are proud to partner with leading women’s rights and equality charity TIMESUP UK for this event. Please find out more about their vital campaign – https://www.timesupuk.org

Approx 90min plus interval

The final will also be broadcast via our streaming partners, NextUp Comedy.

£20 Live Show

£10 Stream with NextUp Comedy

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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