After the success of 2016 & 2017, the Unrestricted View Horror Film Festival is back!

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 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

Films have to be completed after January 2016

Overall Rating
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    Melissa Malone

    We were unable to attend the festival. However communication was top notch as were the ads for the event. We were thrilled to be included in the fantastic lineup!

    December 2017
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    Gary Smart

    such a fantastically run event - so impressed

    November 2017
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    We had a really great experience with Unrestricted View for our feature "Dogged". Communication from the festival organisers was first class, our screening was sold out, and we were made to feel very welcome right from the off - it's a wonderful venue too. I would highly recommend the festival to anyone thinking of entering. The icing on the cake was being nominated for 4 awards, and although we didn't win, the standard of the competition was very high indeed. Highly recommended!

    November 2017
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    Henry Steedman

    Great Festival - brilliantly run by James. Nice range of films and it has a well thought out awards ceremony with proper prizes and decent industry feedback. An absolute must for any film maker.

    November 2017
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    Martin Stocks

    Excellent film festival in the heart of London. Very friendly and collaborative atmosphere with excellent quality of films, networking opportunities. Nice communication and great venue. Festival ran and judged by filmmakers for filmmakers. Delighted Andrew Shire won best actor for his role in my film Toll Booth.

    November 2017