Illuminate & Intinn Film and Mental Health Programmes 2020
Cork International Film Festival’s Illuminate film and mental health strand presents a series of film and public discussion events which explore different aspects of mental health and wellbeing, in partnership with Arts+Minds and Cork Mental Health Service HSE, First Fortnight and ESB. The programme was initiated in 2014 and is unique in Ireland, presenting an annual programme of three films, a feature, a documentary and a classic film which explore mental health and wellbeing. Mental health professionals, service users and filmmakers are invited to respond to the films and lead a post screening discussion, inspired by the films.
View the 2019 Illuminate Programme below. The Cork International Film Festival’s 2020 Illuminate Film and Mental Health Programme will be announced in October 2020.
Intinn Youth & Film Mental Health Programme
Cork International Film Festival, Ireland’s first and largest film festival, is delighted to present ‘Intinn’, a new film and mental health programme for Transition Year students across Munster in 2020. ‘Intinn’, meaning ‘mind’ or ‘way of thinking’, offers Transition Year students the opportunity to explore themes of mental health and personal wellbeing through the accessible medium of film, with a chance to meet filmmakers and participate in a wellbeing workshop led by mental health professionals.
Following a successful pilot programme in Cork last September, in which over 300 students took part, Cork International Film Festival are now offering the programme to students throughout Munster in 2020.
Please note that due to the advice from the HSE and the closure of schools, the following Intinn events, due to take place in April and May 2020 have been postponed until Winter 2020:
April 1st, 2nd, 24th, 27th and 28th The Gate Cinema and St. Peters, CORK
April 20th – 21st, Siamsa Tíre, KERRY
April 29th – 1st May, Garter Lane Arts Centre, WATERFORD
May 8th, 11th and 12th, Limerick Institute of Technology, LIMERICK
Each Intinn event will present a screening of award-winning Irish film ‘I Used to Live Here’ which has been specially selected for the Intinn Programme and was researched with Jigsaw The National Centre for Youth Mental Health. This film follows the story of Amy Keane, a 13 year old who is trying to cope with the death of her mother and the loss of young people in her local community through suicide. The film screening will be followed by a filmmaker Q&A and a workshop, facilitated by mental health professionals from the UCC School of Nursing, which will enable students to learn more about the topics explored in the film, such as bullying, isolation, relationships, suicide and resilience, and build their awareness of local support services.
Tickets are €5.50 per student and teachers’ places are free.
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Click the Intinn Information Booklet Below to View CIFF_ Intinn Information Booklet 2020
‘Intinn’ is funded by Creative Ireland and ESB Energy for Generations Fund and supported by UCC School of Nursing and Midwifery, Cork City Council, Wildcard Distribution, The Gate Cinemas, Limerick Institute of Technology, Siamsa Tíre and Garter Lane Arts Centre.