After the success of 2016 - 2019, (and our online 2020 version) the Unrestricted View Horror Film Festival is back for a 6th year!

Seven days (and nights) showcasing the best independent horror features, shorts and web series.

The festival is run by filmmakers and aims to celebrate the very best in indie and encourage all aspects of independent horror film making.

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. More venues to be announced soon!

There will be industry workshops and networking events.

Islington based film makers can submit free of charge contact or for a waiver code.

Awards & Prizes (IMDb accredited)

Best Feature
Best Foreign Feature
Best Short
Best Foreign Short
Festival Director's Choice
Best Director (Feature)
Best Director (Short)
Best Actor (Feature)
Best Actress (Feature)
Best Actor (Short)
Best Actress (Short)
Best Horror Moment
Best Costume/Make Up
Best Cinematography
Best Screenplay
Best Sound Design
Best Web Series
Best Animation
Best Comedy/Horror
Best Script (Short)
Best Script (Feature)
Last Shirt on the Left Award (Sponsored)
London Horror Society Award (Sponsored) Award (Sponsored)

Films have to be completed after January 2019
Web series have to be completed after January 2018.

We can't accept films that are publicly available to watch online (apart from web series).

Overall Rating
  • Adam Weber

    Unrestricted View was a fantastic experience to be a part of in what's been a very difficult 2020. To be included in the program despite not technically being a horror film was hugely humbling. My latest short "The Body" was lucky enough to be nominated for Best Cinematography - something I'm really proud of. I look forward to submitting more films to this fest in the future! Cheers for all your hard work guys

    November 2020
  • Unrestricted View Horror was excellent! The team was professional and fun, and gave our film all the consideration and attention a moviemaker hope for. Thanks Tony and James for an amazing experience.

    November 2020
  • David Bryant

    Unfortunately my film was selected the year Covid-19 stopped the live festival. Even so the festival was great to be a part of and hope I can return when the festival goes live once again.

    November 2020
  • Amazing Film Festival with some brilliant organisation and films shown. Unrestricted View always present fantastic events and support independent filmmakers superbly. It was an online festival this year but the programme was of high quality with some fine horror films. I hope they reach their target to keep the Hen and Chickens going too. It is a wonderful venue and long may it continue.

    November 2020
  • This festival was very important to me. The staff was very kind and helpful.
    Thank you for everything you are wonderful!

    November 2020