If You Ask Me


If You Ask Me (IYAM) is a Canada-wide film project created by Toronto’s Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival – a festival which shows films about mental health and created by filmmakers who have lived experience with mental health issues.

IYAM is asking young people from across the country to create short videos about their own experiences with mental health to be showcased in the Rendezvous with Madness 25th Anniversary festival in November 2017!

Explore questions like these through music, poetry, performance, animation, art and video diaries:

  • What aspects of your mental health make you, you?
  • What superpowers do you have because of your mental health experiences?
  • How do you (re)frame your mental health struggles for yourself and for others?

All submissions must be 3 minutes long (or less). All filmmakers must be between the ages of 13-30.

Help fight stigma about mental health through sharing your experiences to shift wider perspectives!

DEADLINE: July 15, 2017

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submit your work!

Please fill out our submission form to enter. Email cara_spooner@workmanarts.com for further inquiries.

Click HERE for the French version.

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