With the full programme of events now published, the judges have released the nominations in all categories. Winners will be announced and trophies presented at our awards ceremony on Sunday 28th October at the Queen’s Read more…
The scope and quality of films, workshops and networking opportunities were truly splendid.David Gilbank
Amazing films and a wonderful awards ceremony to finish off a great weekend.Julia Bell
I’ve seen the most incredible films and met the most wonderful, inspiring, hard-working people.Kalli Pasqualucci
The first SATISFIED EYE International Film Festival was held over three days in Epsom, Surrey, UK in October 2018. Our inaugural season opened with stunt performers from Star Wars: Rogue One leaping from a building, live music, a food market, networking drinks and a packed-out People’s Choice screening. The festival included 25 events, 34 films, screenings of UK and European premieres, Q&A’s, workshops and free family activities. Our final day closed with a sell-out Q&A with casting director Elaine Grainger, before our grand finale: the gala red-carpet awards ceremony at the historic Queen’s Stand of Epsom Racecourse. For a report on the festival by Artistic Director Chris Hastings, see THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES.
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CHRIS HASTINGS is a multi-award winning writer, director and producer.Chris began his career as a writer, journalist and film critic within the radio broadcasting industry, before assuming the mantle of Artistic Director at a London fringe theatre.
Since setting up his own production company, 1066 Productions, Chris has gone on to become a familiar figure at festivals around the world and a regular industry panelist, from the Film Financing Forum at TIFF to the London Screenwriter’s Festival. He has also worked with numerous high profile names both in front of and behind the camera, from Stanley Tucci to Vilmos Zsigmond.
ADA VAUGHAN, a passionate advocate of women filmmakers, established her own company, SableFilms International, in 2007 and currently works providing Oscars and awards advisory with All Lights Film Services (a subsidiary of Aries Group Global) helping exceptional talent with high level awards PR and marketing; and this year launched SableFilms Select (SFS) offering awards advisory to outstanding indie filmmakers.
Ada was named as one of the Emerging20 Filmmakers at ReelWorld Film Festival and was one of the eight select director participants chosen for the Women in the Director’s Chair at Banff.