Come for the Recovery, Stay for the Films –
October 21, 2020 – It’s no secret that 2020 pummeled some industries—particularly those where people gather close together—and social distancing rules are almost impossible to follow. Concerts, conferences, musicals and plays, film and music festivals were postponed indefinitely or canceled. Alcoholics Anonymous and the other Anonymous programs quickly moved to video conferencing formats. We adapted by transforming the REEL Recovery Film Festival into a virtual experience. On November 6th, The Virtual Reel Recovery Film Festival, presented by Recovery Centers of America, launches its global online streaming channel in partnership with Film Festival Flix. This year, despite (or because of) COVID-19, the film festival received more submissions than ever before, with over 200 submissions from around the world. We curated 85 films to show in this year’s virtual format.The COVID-19 friendly Virtual REEL Recovery Film Festival starts November 6th at 1pm on Film Festival Flix. Click for tickets. This year’s festival is presented by Recovery Centers of America in association with In The Rooms and Writers In Treatment.
The film festival would not be possible without the filmmakers who seek to share their work with the world and the sponsors who generously support it. Sponsors include Turning Point of Tampa, Hower Lodge, The Guest House, Focus on the Future Interventions, and Social Model Recovery Systems.