Prevention Links, Capacity Images, and HOPE Sheds Light are proud to present The New Jersey Recovery Film Festival. Our event is a celebration of film, the arts and creatively expressing the journey to recovery. We will be showcasing films that tell honest stories and share EXPERIENCE in addiction, STRENGTH discovered on the journey and the HOPE found in recovery. The festival will be a fundraising event for The Raymond J. Lesniak Experience, Strength and Hope Recovery High School.

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Best Picture
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Cinematography
Best Editor
Best Experience Film
Best Strength Film
Best Hope Film
The Impact Award

Each Film submitted must be about, or include a story of, addiction. The festival will have three categories:

EXPERIENCE- Films in this category will depict the journey of addiction. Each film will focus on the toll addiction can take on the user as well as the people and environment around them.

STRENGTH- Films in this category will depict the courage and perseverance required when addicts and there families seek help.

HOPE- The films in this category will depict what living in recovery looks like.

Overall Rating
  • Jeff Bemiss

    Their heart seems to be in the right place, but unfortunately it's one of these festivals where there is little to no communication, emails and phone calls are never returned, etc. Filmmakers did not attend, so we can't comment on the actual festival.

    June 2018
  • Jessica Vecchione

    Thank you to the New Jersey Recovery Film Festival for creating such a welcoming forum for works tackling this crucial subject. The experience was great all around and we highly recommend this festival for those producing works in this niche.

    June 2018