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Deadline: Friday, May 7, 2021

The world’s first and largest arts and mental health festival and discussion forum returns to Toronto in October 2021 for its 29th edition and is seeking submissions for programming this fall.

We are currently accepting submissions for both the film/video and multimedia installation/exhibition portions of our festival programming.

NOTE At this time we are planning for a hybrid festival that is both onsite and online. We will update this page should these plans change.

If you would like any accessibility supports to complete either application, please email Justina Zatzman at justina_zatzman@workmanarts.com or phone Justina at 416-583-4339, ext. 9

Call for Film/Video Submissions

We are now accepting film/video submissions for consideration for screening in the Rendezvous With Madness Festival in a cinema context (whether on-site and/or online)

We are accepting submissions of all genres, lengths/durations and forms that highlight, discuss or intersect with topics of mental health, addiction, recovery and wellness. We're especially interested in works by creators with lived mental health and/or addiction experiences.

Submissions can be received by preview link (this is preferred – you can use Vimeo, YouTube, Google drive, etc.) or via USB drive.

  • No submission fees!
  • Artist fees/screening fees/film rentals paid for all projects presented!
  • Please see our Frequently Asked Questions on our website for more information on how we select, our payment structure, film eligibility, film captioning, premiere status and more!

Exhibition Submissions

We are now accepting submissions for consideration for exhibition in the Rendezvous With Madness Festival in a visual art exhibition context (whether on-site and/or online; on-site location pending)

We are accepting submissions of recent artwork of all media, sizes, and content that highlight, discuss or intersect with topics of mental health, addiction, recovery and wellness. We’re especially interested in works by creators with lived mental health and/or addiction experiences.

For this exhibition, we are prioritizing larger-scale installations and thematically related series of works over single, smaller-scale works (for example, a series of paintings, prints or photographs or an immersive installation over a single painting). All visual arts media are eligible, such as painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, textile, collage, installation, media-based art, performance art, video art, etc. Artwork content of all kinds is eligible; however, priority is given to explorations of diverse, non-normative, contemporary lived experiences of mental health and addiction. This year we are strongly encouraging digital artwork that is suitable for a range of virtual platforms (we are open to proposals identified in submission).

Submissions can be received by uploads through the Application Submission Form. A google account is required. If this is a barrier, please contact Paulina Wiszowata for submission alternatives.

  • No submission fees!
  • Artists fees paid based on CARFAC group exhibition recommendations!
  • Please see our Frequently Asked Questions on our website. for more information on how we select, our payment structure, artwork eligibility and more!

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