An international film festival will host its sophomore edition in Kingston this autumn as it looks to establish the town as its new home.

The Satisfied Eye International Film Festival (SEIFF) launched in Epsom in 2018.

This year it moves to Kingston, where it will run for three days between October 18 and October 20.

Organisers said they will establish Kingston as the new home of the emergent film festival, that features premieres, Q and A sessions, and special events for families and filmmakers, all culminating with a gala red carpet awards ceremony.

SEIFF also announced a new award in recognition of Kingston's world-famous photographer Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904), considered by many to be the father of moving pictures as the inventor of the rotary Zoopraxiscope device that produced moving images.

The Muybridge Award will be presented at SEIFF to the director who has broken new grounds in filmmaking.

Other awards to be handed out at the festival will include Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Actor.

Screenings will include feature films, short films, documentaries and animation.

Among the many films on show, SEIFF said they were particularly excited to be screening short animated film, Tangle, directed by Iranian filmmaker Malihe Ghloamzadeh.

Films included in SEIFF were selected by a panel of experienced industry professionals, local filmgoers and a judging panel of children from hundreds of submissions and include Oscar winners, BAFTA winners and films starring Pierce Brosnan, Brian Cox, Amanda Seyfried and Jarvis Cocker.

The festival includes family activities and screenings, lunchtime shorts for office workers, fancy dress and more.

"We’re a truly inclusive event, whether you’re a filmmaker, filmgoer or family, it’s a community festival that brings Kingston together with the filmmaking world," Chris Hastings, artistic director of SEIFF, said.

"Whether kids cartoons, sci fi or drama, these are some of the best films you’ll ever see and most you’ll never have the chance to see again," he pointed out, adding: "It’s probably the only chance you’ll ever get to see Pierce Brosnan as an animated pig."

The full programme, unveiled this week, comprises over 50 films from 21 countries. All events are open to the public.

Kirsten Henly, Chief Executive of Kingston First, welcomed the announcement of SEIFF's announcement: "We’re delighted to support and welcome this film festival and awards ceremony to Kingston.

"It's fantastic that there will be so many quality films from around the world in venues across the town centre.

"We're particularly pleased that Kingston's link to cinematography will be celebrated through the Muybridge Award," she added.

Tickets will be available from from later this week.