What is The Rochester Recovery Film Festival?
The Rochester Recovery Film Festival was started in April of 2014 with the goal of educating the public about the disease of addiction and mental health, while also trying to kill the stigma of “ once a junkie always a junkie or once a drunk always a drunk “ The best way we felt to get those points across was through film and documentaries. Some of the greatest movies ever made were about the trials of addiction and the life changing benefits of recovery. We also felt people trying to do the same as we were except everyday of the year needed to be recognized and that is why each year we also have The Rochester Recovery Film FestivalAddiction Professional Award and The Robert Giannotti Recovery Awareness Awards were created.
Why is The Rochester Recovery Film Festival held on 3 different dates this year?
Addiction never sleeps and happens in our community everyday but in saying that we will also say Recovery happens everyday also. So we felt the best way to educate about addiction and make people aware of this great life called recovery was to be pro active through out the entire year. That is why we have picked 3 different Sunday afternoons March 13, 2016 , May 15,2016 and September 11, 2016 (by the way September is National Recovery Month).
How many films are shown on each date?
Usually two films, but the the format on each day may vary in program. We will feature films, Recovery Award winners, documentaries and other film shorts on each date. Usually the format will include one short film and one is a full length motion picture.
Why can't we find out what films are going to be shown on all three dates ?
As one date passes, we will announce what films are going to be shown at the next date ( Don't you love the Thrill of suspense ?) Actually we try to make sure we have the best films available and that takes a lot of paper work and phone calls and emails to secure the films. Once we have the information and details in place, we will release that information.
Are Tickets really Free???
Yes there are some things in life that are truly free and admission to each festival date is one of them. No catches either!! Our really cool and very generous sponsors are the reasons we are able to do this. So please support our sponsors. Also a movie theater only has so many seats, so make sure you reserve your tickets now.
How do I get my free tickets ?
Ahhhhh the magic question. Actually its quite simple and involves no magic at all. All you have to do is fill out the form on our “Get Your Tickets Here” page. You can get tickets here. You can request up to 7 tickets per form. Once we receive your form we will send you a confirmation email that you will need to print out and bring with you on the date of the festival. You can expect us to respond within 48 hours of receiving your request. That's it! We try and make it really simple.
If you need more than seven or more tickets, fill out the form and you can expect a phone call within 48 hours just to confirm.
How can I help educate people and help kill the stigma?
Wow that is so nice of you to ask. Very simple tell and inform people about the festival, tweet tweets, post on facebook, pin on pintrest, make us the talk at the coffee pot, the meat of lunch and the appetizers of dinner. We think you get the point.
What if I have a question that isn't here on the Q and A page?
Just fill out the form with your question and we will get right back to you. You can ask your question here.
Who are are the sponsors of the Film Festival?
They are listed below: