Golden laurels on a white background. Between them is the text 'UK Recovery Film Festival, Championing Young People, 2021'

During Recovery Month September 2021 we will be holding the first-ever ‘UK Recovery Film Festival – Championing Young People’.  It will be a weekend of cinematic celebration of recovery and resilience from addiction, mental ill-health and trauma,  featuring UK and Internationally made feature films, dramas, comedy, documentaries, shorts and animations that inspire, entertain and empower.

During the pandemic, young people have been especially vulnerable to isolation and mental health difficulties.  We want to support the next generation of British filmmakers by creating an under 26’s prize for the most outstanding piece of work.  We also want to address those adults affected by bereavement, poor physical and mental health, unemployment, poverty and stress.  The UKRFF is aiming to attract the core audience of 18-26-year-old’s and also the new wider demographic who need hope and encouragement after these difficult times. 

Our programming will promote and embrace independently made films of minority ethnic origin, LGBT+, students and those with disabilities, showcasing and highlighting diversity and celebrating cultural difference.

The UKRFF, will create a safe space for all people to explore these themes and facilitate in-depth discussion about the films and topics using Q&A sessions after screenings from filmmakers, specialists in the field and celebrities who have achieved recovery.

Join us on our journey to create the new ‘UK RECOVERY FILM FESTIVAL – CHAMPIOING YOUNG PEOPLE” 2021 to promote creativity and healing. 

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