New York City REEL Recovery Film Festival
Sept. 28 – Oct. 4, 2012
Quad Cinema
34 West 13th Street
New York, NY  10011

Call For Submissions: 2012 REEL Recovery Film Festival – Films About Alcoholism, Addictions, Treatment and Recovery
The New York City REEL Recovery Film Festival 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, educationals, 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 from January 1 through July 31, 2012. 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 Recover Film Festival at will. (W.I.T. does not guarantee screening even in the case of acceptance.)
Acceptance/rejection notifications will occur by August 15, 2012 via e-mail or phone.
Format of Submissions:
1. Films submitted as DVDs, clearly marked with: film title and running length. Include contact person’s name, address, phone number, and e-mail address.
2. We also accept e-submissions of mid-length and short films in an iTunes-friendly format via You Send It to
3. Vimeo link or URL.
Submission Details: Submit entries via USPS to Writers In Treatment, PO Box 1745, Studio City, CA, 91614. The completed application and your DVD must be mailed together with a $35 submission fee (checks should be made out to Writers In Treatment).  If you need additional information, please contact Leonard Buschel at (818) 762-0461 or
2012 REEL Recovery Film Festival
Film Submission Application
[To Download this Form as a PDF, Click Here] Title:_______________________________________________________________________
Running Length:______________________________________________________________________
Written By:__________________________________________________________________________
Year Film Was Completed:____________________________________________________________________
Contact Person:_______________________________________________________________________
Street Address:_______________________________________________________________________
Telephone Number:_______________________________________________________________________
E-mail Address:_______________________________________________________________________
Website For The Film:__________________________________________________________________________
By signing this form, I acknowledge that I understand the general rules for submission to the 4th Annual REEL Recovery Film Festival and that I give W.I.T. my permission to screen this film at will. I understand that this DVD copy will not be returned.
Printed Name:________________________________________________________________________