The Rendezvous with Madness Festival is the first and largest arts and mental health festival in the world. Using art as the entry point to illuminate and investigate the realities and mythologies surrounding mental illness and addiction, programming spotlights the human capacity for endurance in the face of great challenges.  As community members are feeling the emotional effects of months of isolation, income precarity, and anxiety over what the future holds, the Rendezvous With Madness Festival offers a unique opportunity to come together in reflection and discussion.

This Festival is known for its captivating panels and Q&As and this year will not disappoint. A variety of virtual discussions offer fascinating and vital conversations with leading thinkers, activists, and survivors. Join the Conversation by attending panels virtually, or on social media using the hashtags #RWMFest20 and #RWMFest. Be sure to check out some of the virtual installations happening as part of the Re:Building Resistance Exhibition.

By far, one of the best film festivals in Toronto, that tackles real issues that are even more important this year than ever before. Don’t miss it!

The 28th annual Festival runs October 15-25, 2020 and showcases a range of feature and short films from around the globe.

All tickets are Pay What You Wish (PWYW)

Click here for a full schedule, and here for a complete guide.

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