Recovery Street Film Festival
Organised by a consortium of treatment providers including Blenheim, Phoenix Futures, CGL, Turning Point and Action on Addiction, supported by Public Health England, the Recovery Street Film Festival aims to celebrate and promote recovery from substance use.
At the heart of the festival is the desire to challenge and change public perceptions about substance use. We want to demonstrate through the medium of film the diverse issues that are faced by people overcoming addiction and how those around them can be affected.
The Recovery Street Film Festival hits the streets in September each year, starting with a launch event and awards ceremony, and moving to the streets of several major cities in the UK.
Working in the substance use field we know that there are many misconceptions about substance misuse and that a lot of stigma still exists. The annual Recovery Street Film Festival is an opportunity to take a closer look at recovery, express the issues involved in substance dependency and celebrate and promote individual stories of recovery.
Film submissions not shown as part of the festival will be hosted online, alongside the official festival films, to create a library of insight and education around addiction and recovery.