2019 REEL Recovery Film Festival & Symposium®
The Annual REEL Recovery Film Festival & Symposium® is a multi-day exhibition event showcasing first-time filmmakers and experienced professionals who make films about addiction, treatment, recovery and sobriety.
Our audience is treatment professionals, people in recovery, members of the entertainment industry, media representatives, educated moviegoers, and the general public. Certain television shows have brought individuals’ incomprehensible demoralizing moments (i.e., “bottoms”) to viewers everywhere. We honor the men and women who have passed through the eye of the needle and exemplify the gifts of a valuable and productive sobriety.
This yearly international festival is unique in its focus on drug addiction, alcoholism and recovery. The realistic portrayal of these issues in cinema can be a catalyst for honest conversation and personal transformation.
Types of Films: Shorts, features, documentaries, music videos, educational, student, and all other films/videos of any length that deal with the subjects of addiction, alcoholism, treatment, and/or recovery. Films should be editorially diverse, portraying a wide range of ideologies, experiences, cultural backgrounds, opinions and identities.
Review Process: W.I.T. is currently accepting films all year round. Reviews will be conducted by W.I.T.’s Board of Directors and/or other qualified advisors in the treatment/entertainment fields. Acceptance will be decided based on film content, quality, and availability of space.
By submitting your film to W.I.T. for consideration, you agree that W.I.T. has the right to screen your film at the REEL Recovery Film Festivals at will, and on the REEL Recovery Film Festival-On the Air TV show (W.I.T. does not guarantee screening.)
Format of Submission:
24 frames per second (required)
FLAT (1998 x 1080 pixels) or SCOPE (2048 x 858 pixels)
CPL’s should be properly identified as feature, short, or trailer in the file
CPL’s should be properly named according to the standards set forth by the ISDCF
DCP must be delivered on a drive that is formatted EXT2, EXT3, or NTFS (required)
The drive containing the DCP must be delivered in a CRU housing or be able to connect via USB. If the drive requires external power, a plug must be provided to plug it into a standard US outlet.
The provider of a DCP is responsible for providing a DCP that plays back correctly on our systems. We recommend having a DCP created by a professional provider that will provide quality control testing.
If you are unsure of how to create a DCP please contact:
Simple DCP 213-375-8327 email@example.com
Must be properly labeled with Title, Flat or Scope aspect ratio, and Running Time (Hr:min:sec)
Should not have any menu.
Film should be in our possession or at Simple DCP by September 5-but the sooner the better.
Please mail to:
Writers In Treatment
PO Box 1745
Studio City, CA 91614
Narrative or Documentary Shorts – between 2 and 20 minutes – $10.00
Narrative or Documentary Features – no longer than 160 minutes – $15.00
- Checks should include the name of your film and be made out to: Writers In Treatment; or pay by credit card at http:
/ /www.writersintreatment.org /payment /
If you need additional information, please contact Leonard Buschel at (818) 762-0461 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 REEL Recovery Film Festival
Film Submission Application
Click here to download a PDF form –
Reel Recovery Film Festival Submission Application