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 2022 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
  • Serena Chloe Gardner

    Loved this festival. Really friendly bunch. would highly recommend :)

    July 2021
  • Graeme Weston

    I highly recommend the UV film festival. James is very responsive and enthusiastic. It was a real pleasure to be involved. The screening at the Hen & Chickens was delightful.

    July 2021
  • Melissa Mars

    It was an honor to be selected and nominated at this great festival! I loved the selection and watching the work of so much talented directors, writers, actors... coming from so many different horizons. James, the festival director, was on top of it, so kind and always available for a question. Looking forward to the potential in person screenings this summer. Long live UVFF!

    May 2021
  • Katie White

    I'd encourage any filmmaker looking for a positive, professional festival showcasing a very high caliber of global films, to look no further than this inviting and welcoming UVFF and the wonderful team behind it.

    May 2021
  • Wonderful festival with a passionate team and a thoughtful organization! (despite the Covid situation!)
    Unrestricted View Festival is worth its reputation and doesn’t hesitate to take risks and support movies of many different genres they truly believe in. Thank you for supporting independent film! I am honored to win an award for my web-series "Deviant Science" from such an amazing festival!

    May 2021