REEL Recovery

Festival Sponsorship

The REEL Recovery Film Festival and Symposium attracts hundreds of participants and caters to an audience of 2,500 treatment professionals, MFTs, social workers, people in recovery, members of the entertainment industry, media representatives, and film lovers. In 2018, the New York event attracted approximately 2,000 attendees.

Organizers of the festival are looking for sponsors to fund this 7-day celebration of film, the arts, and sobriety. With the opioid and addiction epidemic making daily headlines, this annual event is more relevant than ever.

Sponsorship opportunities and costs

Companies looking to sponsor this film festival have the opportunity to sponsor events in both Los Angeles, CA and New York City. Keep reading to see a special deal for potential sponsors.

Here are the opportunities in New York:

And here are the sporsorships available in California:

Sponsorship fees range from $1,000 - $7,500, with the New York sponsorships being more expensive overall. Sponsors will have their logos projected on the screen between films, though the number of times logos will be displayed varies by sponsorship level. Linked logos for every sponsor will also be included on the festival website.

Depending on sponsorship level, other benefits include things like logo display on banners, ads in the festival program, and inclusion in the Addiction/Recovery eBulletin. According to a REEL Recovery Film Festival brochure, the eBulletin reaches over 24,000 people in the US and UK.

Despite these events being hosted on opposite ends of the contiguous United States, we've lumped them together for one very special reason: a buy-one-get-one-half-off deal. In other words, sponsors that purchase one sponsorship can get another half off.

To learn more about becoming a sponsor, visit the REEL Recovery Film Festival sponsorship page.

Deadlines, dates, and locations

The 2019 New York festival will be held November 1-7 at Village East Cinema (181-189 2nd Ave, New York, NY).

The 2019 Los Angeles festival will be held October 11-17 at Laemmle NoHo 7 (5240 Lankershim Blvd, N. Hollywood, CA).

No deadline for application was specified, but other sponsors have already staked their claims as of this post (9/30/19).

About the event

With each event running for seven days, the REEL Recovery Film Festival is the longest recovery event in the United States. The event is organized by Writers in Treatment and was founded by Leonard Lee Buschel and Robert Downey, Sr. in 2008.

The festival showcases honest films about addiction, alcoholism, behavioral disorders, and mental illness. Co-founder Leonard Lee Buschel said, "The festival is for people who love film and have an interest in the human drama and comedy of people dealing with issues of dependence, mental illness, addiction and recovery. None of this would be possible without the support of our sponsors and the filmmakers who seek to share their work with the world."

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