Competition for schools

The theme of this year’s inaugural Satisfied Eye International Film Festival (SEIFF) is Women in Film, inspired by the centenary of women voting rights. To celebrate, we are running a competition for school children (aged 4-16) to create a piece of work based around a female hero. The hero can be a historical figure, an existing fictional character or children can create a completely new fictional character. The only restriction is that the hero cannot be someone they know personally!


Who is eligible?

There are five categories: Reception, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. Children can interpret the female hero in any way they like. It could be a policewoman, an inventor, a superhero, an animal, even a female dragon! There are no limits to their imagination.

Reception: Pupils can submit a piece of art (it can be a drawing, painting or collage using any creative tools they like) the only restriction is that it must fit on a single sheet of A4.

Key Stages 1-4: Pupils can submit either a piece of art or a cartoon (same rules as above); a short story (maximum 300 words); or a short film or animation (no more than 60 seconds).


Winning entries in each category will be displayed at the festival and winners will receive specially-commissioned trophies and a selection of exciting prizes, presented by celebrity guests at the festival’s closing awards ceremony at the Queen’s Stand, Epsom Racecourse.

Prizes will be awarded by a panel of esteemed industry experts which includes Oscar, BAFTA and Emmy winners with credits ranging from Interstellar to Star Wars.