Rendezvous With Madness Festival 2020 – Streaming Online


Rendezvous With Madness Festival 2020
October 15 – 25, Presented by Workman Arts
Online Streaming Tickets Available Now!

The Rendezvous With Madness Festival, presented by Workman Arts, is one of the first and largest arts and mental health festivals in the world. Using art as the entry point to illuminate and investigate the realities and mythologies surrounding mental health and addiction issues, Rendezvous With Madness’ 2020 programming spotlights the human capacity for endurance in the face of great challenges and offers a unique opportunity to come together in reflection and discussion.

The Festival runs October 15 – 25, 2020 and showcases a range of feature and short films from around the globe, as well as the Re:Building Resilience Exhibition featuring visual, media and performance art installations. All programs are available virtually, so you can enjoy the festival safely, and all tickets are Pay What You Wish (PWYW).


Join the Conversation

Rendezvous With Madness has always been known for its captivating panels and Q&As and this year will not disappoint. Our virtual discussions include artists, mental health professionals and mental health consumers engaging in illuminating conversations about the intersections of self and health, the healing properties of art and so much more. Join us for conversations related to our film programming and a fascinating series connected with the Re:Building Resilience Exhibition.

Festival Highlights

Opening Night Film – October 15
Judy Versus Capitalism
Dir. Mike Hoolboom / 2020 / English / Canada / 63 min
ASL & Open Captions

This reverent, experimental portrait of iconic Toronto feminist and journalist, Judy Rebick, touches on her struggles with mental health and childhood traumas as she becomes a pivotal figure in Canada’s progressive movements. MORE

Film Program
Our diverse line-up of feature-length and short films from around the globe use film to investigate and illuminate the realities and mythologies surrounding mental health and addiction experiences. MORE

Re:Building Resilience Exhibition
The Re:Building Resilience Exhibition features 25 installations that examine all facets of mental health issues. MORE

Festival Accessibility

The Rendezvous With Madness Festival is committed to values of inclusivity and accessibility for all guests, staff, volunteers and artists. We’re listening and learning from our community to help us address barriers and open opportunities for anyone interested in engaging with the growing dialogue about mental health and/or addictions. Event-specific accessibility initiatives are indicated on each program page. For more about accessibility at the festival, please see the accessibility information page on our website.

Please note: due to the evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, please check our website for the most up-to-date information.

For more information, visit our website.

Presented with the generous support of:


Workman Arts
651 Dufferin Street
Toronto, Ontario M6K 2B2

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