Become a FRIEND OF RENDEZVOUS by supporting the world’s first and largest mental health film festival!

In 2017 the 25th ANNIVERSARY Rendezvous With Madness will present 50+ films in 20+ programs over 10 days at four venues including our new main “home” cinema at Workman Arts Theatre! Rendezvous also features an international slate of films many with panels, Q&A and discussions about mental health, addictions, wellness and recovery through the magic of cinema.*We need your help to make this important and unique festival happen and want to share access to the festival in exchange for your support!

We have added some new and exclusive benefits to our FRIENDS OF RENDEZVOUS this year – we invite you to have a look at the benefits list below and choose a level that fits right for you. Be assured that your donation will be much appreciated and put to good use in many areas: $300 covers the film screening fees for one feature length film; $500 helps an out-of-town filmmaker attend the festival, $2,000 supports the presentation of an entire film program or installation.

FRIEND – $50 – Tax receipt (for allowable portion) and newsletter (tax receipt for $50)

FILM FAN – $100 – Everything above plus 1 Festival t-shirt and 1 ticket to opening night film and gala reception (tax receipt for $65)

STAR – $150 – Everything above but 2 tickets to opening night film and gala reception and 1 ticket to talk with Kier-la Janisse “House of Psychotic Women (tax receipt for $70)

A-LISTER – $250 – Everything above but 2 Opening Night + Gala Reception tickets and 1 all access festival pass (80 tax receipt, unless benefits are waived)

DIRECTOR – $500 – Everything above but 2 all access festival passes (tax receipt for $230 unless benefits are wavied)

AUTEUR – $1000 – Everything above plus Private reception with filmmaker and invitation to 2017 25th anniversary pre-festival launch event (Fall 2017 date TBA) (tax receipt for $730, unless benefits are waived)


The Festival provides a unique opportunity for filmmakers and artists to present works that may not otherwise be seen and encourages the breakdown of stigma across many cultures. This is made possible by the generosity of our Friends like yourself! Thank you for your support!