"Mental illness and addiction are fundamental parts of our human experience, and yet they have always been difficult to present and discuss in the public arena."
That's a statement from the Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival website. Since it was established in 1993 by Workman Arts, Rendezvous With Madness has investigated "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 21st edition of the fest, which showcases films and other media on the theme of mental illness, kicks off Monday, November 11 in Toronto.
Over its six days, the festival will highlight this year's theme of changing perspectives on mental illness and addiction, with film screenings, multimedia exhibitions, performances, artist talks and symposia.
Check out the trailer for the event below, and hit the gallery for more info about some of the films that are playing this year's fest. For the full list, visit the Rendezvous With Madness site: