Six people sitting on the edge of a stage; three people are holding microphones and all are looking towards one person with a microphone held up to their face

If You Ask Me (IYAM)

Rendezvous With Madness / Workman Arts

Get Mad: IYAM shorts and 1-on-1 Professional Development talks

For the third consecutive year, If You Ask Me (IYAM) has supported emerging filmmakers with mental health and/or addiction experiences to create new work. This constantly evolving program has grown to follow the needs of the filmmakers and RWM is very excited to be showing four new short films in 2019 by Saba Akhtar, Julianne Ess, Erum Khan and James Knott.

These filmmakers have worked under the guidance of mentor Fallon Andy and have been working at Trinity Square Video over the summer months to develop new short films. Each year these artists have been commissioned to create longer works to be shared in the festival and next year they will graduate into becoming mentors for a new generation of filmmakers looking to share their mental health stories through film.

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#GETMAD: JOIN THE CONVERSATION

1-on-1 advice for Young Filmmakers & Professionals
The IYAM participants are emerging arts leaders who are interested in giving back to their communities. Join the filmmakers as they engage in intimate conversations along with representatives from professional filmmaking organizations as they offer advice, talk through ideas, give feedback and, most importantly, meet other young filmmakers who are looking to share their stories through film!

PANELISTS
James Knott, IYAM filmmaker
Saba Acktar, IYAM filmmaker
Morgan Sears-Williams, CFMDC representative
Cara Spooner, Workman Arts representative
Erum Khan, IYAM filmmaker
Julianne Ess, IYAM filmmaker