Our Recovery Filmmaking Workshops are a safe, supportive environment to learn filmmaking skills. They're based around lived experience of recovery from addiction, mental ill-health and trauma as we believe these stories are powerful and will help others to strive and thrive through adversity.
All workshops are positive and informal spaces for people to explore their creativity and discover how film, as a medium, can assist them to find ‘their voice’, to express their journeys and provide them with the building blocks of confidence and self-expression.
We recognise difference and diversity, acknowledging that some of us have faced significant barriers to realising our full potential because of the hurdles we have had to overcome. It is this courage and resilience that makes us unique.
The focus is not on technical excellence, but more about finding a source of pleasure and inspiration from working within the group.
Recovery Moviemaking Workshops
with The Innovation Fund
During lockdown, Sobriety Films UK ran this recovery moviemaking workshop online with 10 participants who were service user from CGL, DAWS and Turning Point. The final films were screened online with a Q&A, and then in person at the Reconnected Event.
Lights Cameras Social Action
Funded by Camden Giving 'Future Change Makers Panel', we set up Camden Young Filmmakers to engage young people aged 18-26 after lockdown.
Lights Cameras Social Action Filmmaking Workshops co produced with Unloc and WAC.
World Aids Days
Smartphone Filmmaking Workshop
Sobriety Films collaborated with Lingkaran Indonesia Peduli, an NGO based in Jakarta, Indonesia, on World Aids Days to deliver a Smartphone Filmmaking Workshop.