The UVFF is back for it's 4th 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 three very successful years the 2018 festival will be bigger and better! More information to follow soon.

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 bases 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 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

Films must have been completed after Jan 2017
Web series completed after Jan 2016

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

Overall Rating
  • Das Wars

    My film "Consolation" won in 2018 awards in two categories: Best Foreign Feature and Best Actress (Feature) for Aleksandra GrÄ…cka. It was a wonderful surprise and a great honour for us. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to come to London in April, but the communication with James Wren was very good. Thanks a lot to the whole team of Unrestricted View Film Festival!

    September 2018
  • Chryssanthi Kouri

    Great festival with a wide selection of films spread across three venues. Sadly I was unable to attend by the communication with the organisers was great and the cast of my film who attended really enjoyed the screening and the festival.

    May 2018
  • Andres Roccatagliata

    Happy to watch Babylondon at Unrestricted View Film Festival. Great venue and great staff. Recommend to all who are into films outside the mainstream.

    May 2018
  • Geraint Reynolds

    This festival was great fun. James and the team did a fab job. Definitely coming back!

    May 2018
  • Lovely, intimate venue at the Hen and Chickens screening room, above the super bar. James and his team are very friendly and passionate about filmmaking and the festival is very well-organised. I was unable to make the awards night, which was a real shame as I watched the FB live feed and it seemed like a really fun evening, with trophy awards (several UK festivals could take a leaf out of that book!) and a great atmosphere. Thankyou for having Seeing Him and for my nomination and I look forward to submitting again! Vanessa

    May 2018