The UVFF is back for it's 7th year! The festival is run by filmmakers and aims to celebrate the very best in indie and encourage all aspects of independent film making.

After six successful years the 2021 festival will be bigger and better! More information to follow soon.

As well as screenings at Screen on the Green, Vue Islington and The Hen & Chickens Theatre, for the first time we will also be having screenings in Los Angeles.

There will be industry workshops and networking events at The hen & chickens throughout the week.

Islington based film makers can submit free of charge contact james@fmwfilms for a waiver code.

All awards are IMDb accredited.
Best Feature
Best Foreign Feature
Best Short
Best Foreign Short
Best Web Series
Best Documentary
Best Documentary (Short)
Best Director
Best Director (Short)
Best Actor (Feature)
Best Actress (Feature)
Best Actress (Short)
Best Actor (Short)
Best Score
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Screenplay
Best Art Direction
Best Make Up/Costume
Best Sound
Best Feature Script
Best Long Short Script
Best Short Script

Films must have been completed after Jan 2019
Web series completed after Jan 2018

Films can have distribution but must not be freely available to watch online.

Overall Rating
  • James Webber

    Can't recommend this festival enough. Despite a challenging time for festivals, James and his team hosted a fantastic event. Great communication was given to the filmmakers throughout and the festival did a great job of promoting screenings. Can't wait to return to UV!

    May 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thanks James!

  • Anna P. Obst

    The UVFF is an excellent festival ran by a dedicated team, and it was a privilege to be part of the line up this year. Thank you for giving a Special Mention to ‘Going Out’. Really looking forward to a live screening to meet the team in person!

    May 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Anna!

  • Edmund C. Short

    A fantastic and brilliantly run festival. It was a pleaure to be a part of it, and be givien a Special Mention for my film 'In Isolation'.

    Thanks to James and the team. Keep up the great work and hope to see you in person for some physical screenings!


    May 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Edmund!

  • The UVFF team go above and beyond! It was a privilege to be a part of the festival this year and James, Felicity and the UVFF did a fantastic job with the online festival.

    They made everyone feel very welcome and part of the event despite the covid challenges. A clearly very passionate team and extremely upbeat and communicative. Highly recommend!

    May 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Alix!

  • Liz McMullen

    I was thrilled when Unrestricted View Film Festival announced that they were going ahead with an online version and not just cancelling this year due to C19. I've been missing the industry and this festival really did a great job getting the film makers involved and bringing the magic of film to our living rooms.

    August 2020