After the success of 2016, 2017 & 2018, the Unrestricted View Horror Film Festival is back for a 4th 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 2017
Web series have to be completed after January 2016.

We can't accept films that are publicly available to watch online.

Overall Rating
  • William Alexander Boyd

    Great communication. great line up, great run festival. You really should submit.

    January 2019
  • Emily Haigh

    Fantastic festival, run by a fantastic team! Communication throughout was excellent, I really enjoyed the screenings I was able to attend. Shocked and thrilled to win Best Short Film! I highly recommend this festival :)

    November 2018
  • Jerome Cohen Olivar

    top notch in all aspects

    November 2018
  • A D Cooper

    A festival with a great vibe, and passionate horror fans for curators. Well presented both in sound and vision. Great to be in a programme that was dripping with quality horror.

    November 2018
  • Burt Grinstead

    Fun festival. I wasn't able to attend but our producer had a great time getting to know the founders as well as fellow filmmakers. I appreciate a film festival that does it for the love of fim! Really cool.

    November 2018