The UVFF is back for it's 5th 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 Four very successful years the 2020 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 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 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 2018
Web series completed after Jan 2017

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

Overall Rating
  • Cautiva y Desarmada

    This festival has a great setting!
    Thanks very much for inviting our film.

    June 2019
  • Zlila Helman

    I was excited that my short doc. " We have a Dream..." was selected to be included in this festival. The connection with James Wren was so professional and outstanding as he was so dedicated to build the best program for his audience and bring different voices from different storytellers, countries, cultures and religions I could not be there but I hope to have another chance to be part of this vision.

    May 2019
  • Thank you for having us. Great Festival!
    Unfortunately I was busy and couldn't go but I followed your festival live stream!
    Thumbs up, great work!
    We won "Best Artdirection" and the director of the festival wrote a nice letter to send us the trophy. So I am very much looking forward.
    You got us! - "Paris you got me" Team

    May 2019
  • Oliver Coward

    Honestly - a festival highlight for us! Genuinely a festival run by independent filmmakers for independent filmmakers with real heart and quality values. We were chuffed to be awarded in 2019 and fully intend to attend and submit all suitable future projects. Had a ball.

    May 2019
  • Jack Grewar

    Honoured to have received the Festival Director's Award! Amazing festival with a great vibe and opportunity to meet other creatives! James and the team have done a fantastic job & I'm already looking forward to next year!

    May 2019