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
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
  • 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
  • Lisa Harmer

    Great to be part of this festival that made every effort to do the best for the film makers taking part during lock down.

    August 2020
  • Chrysa Koutrakou

    Really great festival, thank you for this awesome experience!

    July 2020
  • I cannot recommend this festival highly enough ! We were thrilled to be selected and interviewed with our film Resurrection. James and the team were spot on with emails and communication and any question was answered in 24 hrs.
    They decided to take the festival online instead of cancelling it, the amount of work to do this for a week long festival was tremendous and rare are those who would or could undertake this task. It went brilliantly well with free waivers for us to watch all the amazing films.
    And at the end we had a zoom awards event where we had 3 nominations and 2 awards !! Incredible !!
    You can submit your films knowing you can really trust this festival to watch your films and give you feedback and look after you !!
    Go team UVFF !!

    July 2020
  • 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