THE INTERNATIONAL REEL RECOVERY FILM FESTIVAL® IS BACK FOR ITS 14TH YEAR, IN THEATERS IN LOS ANGELES, CA.
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WE ACCEPT SUBMISSIONS BEGINNING FEBRUARY 1, 2022 AND ENDING SEPTEMBER 8th, 2022 WITH ROLLING NOTIFICATIONS
The Annual Reel Recovery Film Festival screens films dealing with all aspects and perspectives of ADDICTION AND MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES: The consequences, tragedies, comedies, scientific beliefs, personal experiences, societal influences, attitudes and medical issues, to name a few.

The mission of the festival is to give a forum to new and experienced filmmakers who have made honest and relevant films about the human condition and the world of addiction and recovery. ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST ADDRESS AN ANGLE OF ADDICTION, SUBSTANCE ABUSE, MENTAL HEALTH, SOCIAL DISPARITY AND/OR RECOVERY

We know there are filmmakers with brilliant perspectives on addiction whose work might be overlooked at a mainstream film festival. Last year we screened a very eclectic mix of features, shorts and documentaries . We don't want to wait every few years for Hollywood to embrace this subject when so many independent and established filmmakers are giving voice to this potentially tragic lifestyle.

Our film festivals are screened in New York, Los Angeles, Denver and Fort Lauderdale with the potential of additional cities. Festivals are held year round. Please see the website for festival dates.

SUBMISSIONS WILL BE CLOSED SEPTEMBER 9TH

WIT offers free referrals for individuals suffering from alcoholism or addiction. We publish the weekly Addiction/ Recovery eBulletin and produce the national REEL Recovery Film Festival & Symposium.

The Reel Recovery Film Festival presents the REEL Recovery Film Festival Audience Favorite Award at the prestigious Experience, Strength and Hope Awards - held in Spring.

The REEL Recovery Film Festival is primarily an EXHIBITION and not an award festival.
Our unique format provides a platform for films about addiction, mental illness, trauma, social ills and recovery to be shown to a like-minded and appreciative audience.

By submitting this film, I understand that I am agreeing to the following:

I own or control the copyright in and to, and am duly authorized to submit this documentary film to the REEL Recovery Film Festival and to the best of my knowledge, all statements on this document are true; this film contains no material, music or product, which could result in tort claims, royalty claims, claims for breach of contract, or claims of any sort whatsoever.

If this film is selected for screening at REEL Recovery Film Festival, I grant REEL Recovery Film Festival the right to screen this film at one or more REEL Recovery Film Festivals in this and subsequent seasons. I understand that selection by the REEL Recovery Film Festival does not guarantee screening at either physical or virtual film festivals.

I understand and agree that this film entry, if selected for the Festival, may be used for promotional purposes for the REEL Recovery Film Festival, and/or its partners and I grant REEL Recovery Film Festival and its partners the rights to use up to three minutes of footage, photographic stills and/or titles and information from the film for promotional purposes.

I fully indemnify and hold Writers In Treatment and its partners harmless from: a) damage to or loss of the film print en route to or from REEL Recovery Film Festival or during the course of Writers In Treatment's possession of the entry; and b) from any claims which may arise in connection with this film. If a claim arises in connection with this film, I will bear all the costs of defense incurred by Writers In Treatment and pay any award of damages which may ensue. I also agree to reimburse Writers In Treatment for any attorney fees incurred in connection with the defense of such a claim.

By signing below, I am indicating that I understand, comply with and agree to the Terms of Entry and the eligibility requirements.

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  • Oya Gökşin Babaoğlu

    Thank you for nominating our film in three different categories!!! Your communication throughout the process was also very helpful!

    January 2022
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    Response from festival:

    So glad to have you as part of the festival, and thank you for the glowing review

  • Joseph Farrow

    The Reel Recovery Film Festival is very professional and communicative. I will definitely submit to the RRFF again.

    December 2021
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    Response from festival:

    So glad we were able to show your deep and thoughtful film. As an Angeleno the setting in Echo Park was especially compelling. Looking forward to seeing any future work you do.

  • Veronica Vanegas

    Congratulations to the festival for making society aware of this type of topics, I feel honored and happy that my short was selected. Great comunicatiion

    December 2021
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    Response from festival:

    It was a pleasure to have such a heartfelt and honest film in the festival. Thank you for your review and your film.🙏🏼

  • Cynthia García Williams

    Fantastic festival focused on recovery. Really great people running it too!

    December 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Cynthia!! It was great working with you, too. Your honest, emotional film touched and our audience deeply.

  • They were marvelous and great in the service.

    November 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Jerry, your short film is beautifully drawn, yet shows the harsh reality of addiction in all its forms. Thank you for sending it in