The UVFF is back for it's 9th 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 eight successful years the 2024 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 2021

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

Overall Rating
  • Rob Sharp

    Gutted that we couldn’t attend but so pleased to be included in this festival and to receive a couple of nominations as well.
    Good communication, great looking venue and we’ll definitely submit to Unrestricted again ❤️🎬🎥

    May 2023
  • Hard Bargain Pictures

    I was delighted for my film to be screened at this festival

    May 2023
  • Rachel Fowler

    Had a wonderful time at UVFF 2023. Great communication, lovely venue and great films. Thank you for screening STILLNESS!

    May 2023
  • Fantastic festival with a great selection of short films and features!

    I had a fantastic time attending with my short film Salesmen, and was lucky enough to get a special mention at the awards which was lovely to revive!

    May 2023
  • Kieron Moore

    Great festival with a fantastic variety of films, a lovely venue, and a super friendly, welcoming vibe.

    Thanks so much to James and the team for hosting the first public screening of Secrets of a Wallaby Boy as part of UVFF 2023.

    May 2023