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Islington to play host to Unrestricted View Film Festival 2018 - Submissions now open

Unrestricted View

Story by Jack Foley

UNRESTRICTED View is delighted to announce the return of its North London Film Festival.

Launched in 2016, and following two very successful years, the 2018 festival is set to be bigger and better than ever before and will take place between April 23 and – 29, 2018.

Already films in all categories have been submitted from across the world and the programming of screenings is underway.

Needless to say, submissions are open now, with the final extended deadline now set at March 14, 2018.

The UVFF 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.

In addition, and for the first time, the festival is expanding beyond The Hen and Chickens to fully establish itself as a notable cultural event across Islington.

The opening night film for UVFF 2018 will be show at The Screen on the Green.

In addition, The Vintage Mobile Cinema has also been secured and will screen films in the outside grounds of The Alwyne Castle pubic house from April 26 – 29.

Tickets for all shows are available from or on the door.

Details of category finalists and full details of the programme for the festival will be announced on March 18 – 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.

Unrestricted View Film Festival 2018

February 10, 2018

FINAL submission deadline:
March 14, 2018

Notification date:
March 18, 2016

Event dates:
April 23 – 29, 2018


Narrative Feature – Over 60 minutes

Narrative Short – 20-59 minutes

Web Series – 3-10 minutes

Documentary – Any length

Films can be of any genre and must be completed after January 2016. Web series must have been completed after January 2015.

Keeping submissions fees to a minimal cost of £20-30, the organiser’s goal is for the festival to offer an affordable platform for new work, whilst aiming to grow the festival next year and beyond to include an ever wider selection of venues and films.

Being passionate about supporting new film-makers, Unrestricted View has chosen to offer Islington-based film makers a change to submit their work with no submission fee. Local film makers should contact for a waiver code.