Call for Submissions: Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival
November 9-17, 2012 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Rendezvous with Madness Program Deadline: August 17th, 2012
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 unique opportunity for filmmakers to screen their work and has grown into a filmmaker favourite over the past eighteen years.
The objectives of the Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival are:
− 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.
Rendezvous with Madness accepts short and feature length films of any genre, that touch on issues of mental health and addiction, from anywhere in the world. Special 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
Entry Rules and Regulations− All festival entries must be submitted by August 17th, 2012.