The UVFF is back for it's 6th 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 five successful years the 2021 festival will be bigger and better! More information to follow soon.

Screening will be at Screen on the Green and Vue Islington and the rest of the Festival is at The Hen & Chickens Theatre, an independent cinema in Islington, North London and the pub below will be the networking and meeting place.

There will be industry workshops and networking events.

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

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
  • Louis Chan

    Really nice festival run by even nicer people. The quality of the work on display was awesome and the awards (via Zoom) was a super fun experience, where we were lucky enough to be nominated for three and win two awards! Congrats to the UVFF for putting on such a great show and rolling with the COVID-19 punches.

    July 2020
  • Ian Allardyce

    Even though this was the Covid online-festival year, James and his team made sure our film felt included throughout with great communication and social activity. Really looking forward to screening at their theatre when things get back to normal. Thanks!

    July 2020
  • Raul Lorite

    Wonderful festival, great communication. We competed with our shortfilm "Fuggiro Tanto Amore".

    July 2020
  • Tamara Day

    We very much enjoyed the festival. It’s a shame the 2020 pandemic meant everything was online but the team made the best of it. We had a lovely pre festival interview and were nominated for a couple of awards so had fun attending the award ceremony as well. I would thoroughly recommend the festival and hope to be involved again in the future. Thanks!

    July 2020
  • Absolutely brilliant film festival! Was so delighted to be selected! James Wren and his staff did such an amazing job bringing the festival online this year. Thank you so much!

    July 2020