The UVFF is back for it's 8th 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 us 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
  • Thomas Harman

    Was really good to be part of Unrestricted View Film Festival this year. James is a lovely host and The Hen & Chickens Theatre in Islington is a great venue. Was delighted to have my film screened, nominated and a special mention on Award night. The bar downstairs is a great place to meet other filmmakers too.

    June 2022
  • Heléna Antonio

    Very lovely Festival, really great and motivated Team behind it.
    I was so happy to be nominated for my film ‘2020’.
    Thank you so much for this.
    I will definitely submit my next films to the Festival!

    June 2022
  • Madeline Toal

    I had a great time participating in this year's festival with two of my films! The festival team was very communicative and they clearly love what they do!

    May 2022
  • Güni Koçak

    Thank you for selecting GREEN LANES as part of this year's festival! Good communication and support leading up the screening. I love the relaxed and positive atmosphere :) Highly recommended

    May 2022
  • Jack Skyyler

    Really appreciated this film festival! It was great screening our American film in London! :-D

    May 2022