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Unrestricted View Film Festival 2016: April 25th – May 1st 2016

Unrestricted View Film Festival 2016

April 25th – May 1st 2016

Screening (£6-£10); Festival Pass – £20


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75 films were selected from over 200 entries from 35 countries and they will be screened during seven days from 25th April to 1st May. The exciting line-up includes new international cinema and documentaries, features and shorts from local filmmakers and the USA, Australia, Europe, Thailand, Iran, China and more.

Key highlights of the programme include: Set Fire to the Stars starring Elijah Wood which will opening the Festival and Men & Chicken starring Mads Mikkelson closing the festival. Other high points include Bradley Walsh in The Lights, Catherine Tate & Alex McQueen in Not Sophie’s Choice, Richard Glover in The John and Indira Varma in Vintage Blood

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 films, two shorts and hundreds of comedy shows.

This is Unrestricted View’s first foray into Film Festivals and the team of passionate and active filmmakers aim to celebrate the very best in indie film-making from across the world, encouraging all aspects of independent film making to submit their entries. To enter, films had to have been completed after Jan 2014 and Web series completed after Jan 2013

Each film screening is individually ticketed giving audiences the chance to pick and choose which films catch their interest, keeping fees to a minimal cost (between £6 and £10) 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. For audience members keen to see as many films as they can, there are Festival Passes available for the whole week for £20

Held in this first year at The Hen & Chickens Theatre, an independent theatre and cinema space in Islington, North London, the festival will run from 25th April – 1st May 2016 with screenings and workshops each day in the cinema upstairs while the pub below will be the networking and meeting space

Check out the PROGRAMME