Recovery Street Film Festival shortlist set for prestigious London screening and award ceremony
The film festival which aims to reduce the stigma associated with recovery from drug and alcohol dependency has announced its shortlisted films for the 2022 edition of its film competition.
All the films on the shortlist will be shown at a screening at the Everyman Cinema in Chelsea on Friday 30 September to celebrate National Recovery Month. The screening and awards ceremony will run from 11am-1.30pm.
The three overall winners, chosen by an expert judging panel, will also be revealed by a special guest host at the screening and will share a prize fund of £500 in Amazon vouchers. The judging panel includes experts like actor Jason Flemyng and award-winning writer and director Laura Evers Johns.
Organisers of the film festival said they have extended the list of shortlisted films from ten in previous years to fifteen due to “the vast number of diverse, high-quality submissions”.
The theme for film submissions this year was “Who am I?”, encouraging aspiring filmmakers with lived experience to explore how their identity has shaped their recovery and place in the world.
James Armstrong, Recovery Street Film Festival organiser said:
‘We were amazed by how many people submitted their films, all of which were brave and full of creativity. Sharing experiences in this way brings immense insight and comfort. Watching all the submissions was a joy and deciding the shortlist was harder than ever. We want to thank everyone for entering and are all so excited to celebrate the shortlist at our London screening at the end of September.’
Tickets for the screening are available to buy on Eventbrite in exchange for a ‘pay what you feel’ donation here.
In addition to the main Recovery Street Film Festival screening in London, people across the country will be holding DIY screenings of the shortlisted films throughout September. Information on how to hold your own screening can be found here.
You can watch the films that made it onto the Recovery Street Film Festival 2022 shortlist here.
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