After the success of 2016 - 2019, the Unrestricted View Horror Film Festival is back for a 5th 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
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
  • Alex Montilla

    So bummed I couldn't attend, but my friends who went had an amazing time. Everyone was very nice and helpful. I will be back!

    February 2020
  • Geoff Harmer

    Such a great festival to have been screened at! Lovely hosts too!

    January 2020
  • Paulo Leite

    Awesome festival. Great people and a great slate of films. I feel honored for being a part of it. Hope to be there again with another film soon!

    January 2020
  • It was an absolute pleasure to be part of UVHFF.
    The communication from the festival team was excellent throughout.
    Tony and James were tremendous hosts and genuinely care and love films and the genre.
    The icing on the cake was our short film Everything Is Going To Be Fine winning Best Screenplay and Best Comedy Horror.
    We will definitely be back again!

    November 2019
  • Steven Dorrington

    We were delighted to be a part of Unrestricted View Horror Film and couldn't of be more pleased to win Best Costume and Make-up for our short film 'Off Fleek'.

    November 2019