The festival screens both fiction and documentary films. They present exhibitions and installations. They also have a program Rendezvous in the Classroom for high school students. Events take place at TIFF Bell Lightbox, Workman Arts and The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).
The deadline for entries is August 17th, 2012. You may fill out a pdf of the entry form, or you can fill out the online entry form at http://staging.rendezvouswithmadness.com/index.php/rendezvous-with-madness-submission-form-2012/. Letters of acceptance/rejection will be issued in September 2012.
The 20th Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival takes place from November 9-17, 2012 in Toronto.
RWM FILM FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS
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 eighteen years.
Download the 2012 Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival submission package.
Submit your 2012 Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival entry online.
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.
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 CLASSROOMSince 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. This year, Rendezvous in the Classroom will be giving special consideration to films that address issues of stigma surrounding mental illness.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINESSpecial consideration will be given to films that:
● Present issues of mental health and addiction from local, multicultural or youth perspectives
● Premiere at Rendezvous with Madness
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.