Rendezvous with Madness (RWM) is the world’s first and longest running film festival showcasing films that address issues of mental health and/or addiction. The festival provides a distinct venue for filmmakers to screen their work and has grown into a filmmaker favourite over the past twenty years.
Submissions for the 21st Annual Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival are now open.
Submission Deadline: August 23rd, 2013
Festival Dates: November 11 – 17, 2013
To complete your submission, please download and complete the Rendezvous with Madness Submission Guidelines and Entry Form below and include them with your submission.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Rendezvous with Madness Program Manager Matthew_Hogue@workmanarts.com
THE OBJECTIVES OF THE RENDEZVOUS WITH MADNESS FILM FESTIVAL
• To explore the facts and mythologies of mental illness and/or addiction, as presented by Canadian and international filmmakers.
• To facilitate discussions amongst filmmakers and audiences with respect to these cinematic representations.
• To provide filmmakers an opportunity to screen their films that may otherwise not be seen.
• To increase awareness, and advocacy for mental health and addiction issues and concerns.
RWM brings independent Canadian and International film and video to the public. RWM features strong programs that address the facts and mythologies of mental illness and addiction.
Rendezvous with Madness accepts short and feature length films of any genre, that touch on issues of mental illness and addiction, from anywhere in the world.
Each of the various programs focuses on different themes and includes panel discussions involving the filmmakers, artists and people with professional and personal experience with mental illness and addiction.
RENDEZVOUS IN THE CLASSROOM
Since 2001, Rendezvous with Madness has programmed films specifically for high school students through Rendezvous in the Classroom program. All films submitted to the festival by the deadline will automatically be considered for the Rendezvous in the Classroom program.