The Comedy Crowd TV2020 Showcase

Create a short video for the chance to win £250 and have your work screened at a showcase of the most exciting new comedy at the BFI in 2020.

COVID-19 UPDATE – The BFI is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions so the screening event with LOCO is now expected take place later in the year. The original submission deadline has been extended to 15 May 2020 as a result.

This year the Comedy Crowd teams up with LOCO Comedy Film Festival and the British Comedy Guide to present a special screening event at the BFI Southbank, London. They’ll be showing the best of new independent comedy to an audience including invited industry guests. A shortlist of the best entries will be screened and an overall winner will receive £250. So a bit like ‘You’ve Been Framed’ but with no bloopers, bloomers or health and safety violations.

There are 4 categories to enter, and you can submit as many different entries as you wish. Your submission should be a sketch, short or episode that works on its own and gets to the funny of an idea you’d like to develop further. It must be a maximum of 5 minutes and needs to fall into at least one of these categories:

  • Animation
  • Music
  • ‘How to…’
  • Famous Faces

The winning videos will also be shown on the Comedy Crowd TV Channel, where creators earn a share of subscription revenue and have the chance of onward distribution. Plus your work will be distributed within the Comedy Crowd community and to their partners. If your video really delivers you could get offers to develop it further!

Find out full details on the Comedy Crowd website

If you are a writer looking to collaborate to take advantage of opportunities like this then email to find out how they can help you find people with the skills you need.

Deadline: 15 May 2020

Source: BBC Writersroom

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