"(Rendezvous with Madness) is consistently provocative and stimulating thanks to its adventurous programming bent. "

Jason Anderson, The Toronto Star, 2011


Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival is a signature event of Workman Arts, produced annually in Toronto since 1993.

The first festival of its kind in the world, and currently the largest, Rendezvous with Madness was co-founded by Kathleen Fagan and Workman Arts’ Executive/Artistic Director Lisa Brown.  The Festival investigates the facts and mythologies surrounding mental illness and addiction as presented by both Canadian and international filmmakers, as well as by visual and media-based artists.

The festival provides filmmakers and artists with opportunities to exhibit work that may not otherwise be seen; facilitates discussion between artists and audiences on these cinematic and media representations; and increases awareness of, and advocacy for, mental health and addiction issues among the broader public.

Scott Thompson on the Mental Illness Happy Hour – Live from Rendezvous with Madness 2013: Listen Now!

If you missed our live recording of Paul Gilmartin’s Mental Illness Happy Hour podcast with special guest, Scott Thompson during Rendezvous with Madness 2013, you missed one of our best events. Thankfully though by nature of it being a podcast recording, you can now listen to the audio recording of the interview. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast while you’re at it. Listen here!