The UVFF is back for it's 3rd 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 two very successful years the 2018 festival will be bigger and better! Our opening night film and another Gala screening will be at Screen on the Green. We also have a vintage mobile cinema which will be based at The Alwyne Castle pub.

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 2016
Web series completed after Jan 2015

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

Overall Rating
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    Cherwell Productions Ltd

    Great film festival that connects well with its filmmakers and is brilliantly organised. Can't wait to submit again.

    October 2017
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    Nedu Kay

    Excellent location and film lineup! Look forward to going to the next one

    June 2017
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    Jasper Valentine

    It was great to be part of the Unrestricted View Film Festival second year. A lovely little indie festival situated In Islington at the hen and chickens theatre pub. Which has a history of staging some of the worlds best fringe theatre. Really excited to see this festival evolve. The organiser, James, did a fantastic job. I can't wait to have my next film shown there.

    May 2017
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    Oliwia Siem

    Amazing small festival, great atmosphere and dedicated festival director James. Lovely, cosy venue! ‚Secret' cinema room above The Hen and Chickens pub and great selection of films.
    Above all great award night. Loads of fun, well organised, great awards. High-end festival vibe. I am more than grateful, that I could be a part of this festival.

    May 2017
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    Ben Hyland

    James and his team did a fantastic job. It's a small festival in a lovely theatre space above The Hen and Chickens pub. Really great communication, really nice atmosphere and a quality selection of short films. Definitely recommend.

    May 2017