Unrestricted View is delighted to announce the return of its North London Film Festival which this year will run from Tuesday 23rd April to Sunday 28th April 2019.Launched in 2016, and following three very successful years, the 2019 festival is set to be will be bigger and better than ever before with the addition of some exciting new venues. Already, films in all categories have been submitted from across the world and the programming of screenings is underway.



The UVFF festival is run by filmmakers for filmmakers and holds at its core, a passionate desire to celebrate the very best in, and encourage all aspects of, independent film making.

The Festival’s main hub will as ever, be situated at The Hen & Chickens Theatre, an independent theatre and cinema in Islington, North London. The pub below, will serve as the networking and meeting place for filmmakers and fans alike. Films will be screened there all day and each evening for the duration of the festival, alongside workshops and other events held through the event each day.

Last year saw the festival expand beyond The Hen & Chickens with great success. Building on this, the opening night film for UVFF 2019 will again be shown at The Screen on the Green as well as the new addition of screenings held in Islington’s Vue Cinema, further helping the festival itself as a notable cultural event across Islington.

Tickets for all shows will in due course be available from www.unrestrictedview.co.uk or on the door. Details of category finalists and full details of the programme for the festival will be announced on 26th March – the day after the nominees are notified. Full information about the launch event and details of the judging panels which will be made up of leading industry professionals, passionate about independent film will be announced on the same day. The festival will culminate in an awards ceremony held at The Hen & Chickens on 28th April, where winners from each category (listed below) will be announced.


Awards & Prizes

Best Feature

Best Foreign Feature

Best Short

Best Foreign Short

Best Web Series

Best Documentary

Best Documentary (Short)

Best Director (Feature)

Best Director (Short)

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

Best Animation

Festival Director’s Choice

Best Make Up/Costume


Unrestricted View are passionate about creating platforms for up and coming artists to showcase their work. They have supported talented performers and creative’s in theatre and comedy for the last 20 years and are proud to have branched out over the last four years to now encompass filmmakers.

Unrestricted View in collaboration with FMW Films is a collective of award winning theatre and filmmakers, established in 1997 to write and produce innovative and exciting new work. Combined, the companies have produced over 20 plays, five new writing festivals; three feature length films, four short films and hundreds of comedy shows, including the feature film, The Man You’re Not which won Best British Feature at the London Independent Film Awards in 2017.


Web: www.uvff.co.uk

Tickets: www.unrestrictedview.co.uk

Twitter: @UViewFF