• Rendezvous with Madness: over 20 programs

    View our film schedule and watch a film worth discussing between Nov 6-14

...the festival showcases edgy, thought provoking…films that explore mental health and addiction issues from a multitude of angles

Sherri Wood, Toronto Sun


Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival is a signature event of Workman Arts, produced annually in Toronto since 1993. The first festival of its kind in the world, and currently the largest, Rendezvous with Madness was co-founded by Kathleen Fagan and Workman Arts’ Executive/Artistic Director Lisa Brown. The Festival investigates the facts and mythologies surrounding mental illness and addiction as presented by both Canadian and international filmmakers, as well as by visual and media-based artists. The festival provides filmmakers and artists with opportunities to exhibit work that may not otherwise be seen; facilitates discussion between artists and audiences on these cinematic and media representations; and increases awareness of, and advocacy for, mental health and addiction issues among the broader public.

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