Recovery Street Film Festival Launch

The 2018 Recovery Street Film Festival was launched at the Curzon Cinema in Soho on 3rd September where the 10 shortlisted films were shown.

We were extremely fortunate to be supported by Jason Flemyng and Eleanor Conway at the launch who both shared their Jason Flemyng RSFFreasons for getting involved and announced the winners.

The national film festival, now in its fifth year, celebrates those in recovery from drugs or alcohol and uses the medium of film to explore different journeys through recovery. Limited to only 3 minutes in length, the films also have to touch upon this year’s theme: ‘My Lightbulb Moment’ and incorporate the moment when people decided to engage with recovery and live lives free from drugs or alcohol.

We were delighted that two films from our recovery service, The Harbour, were shortlisted and the moving film, Karen’s Story, won seconEleanor Conway RSFFd place.

This years judges include key figures in documentary film making, previous entrants and people who have been affected by addiction including Sylvia Harvey, founding member of the Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival and Kelly Judge, winner of the 2017 festival.

The Recovery Street Film Festival is organised by a number of third sector drug and alcohol treatment providers all working together including; Blenheim, Turning Point, CGL, Phoenix Futures, Steps to Recovery, and Action on Addiction.

There is more film screenings across the UK during September, visit the website to find your nearest venue. 

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