Illuminate is a series of carefully curated film and discussion events which each focus on a differing aspect of mental health.
Illuminate is Ireland’s first and only mental health film programme dedicated to promoting awareness and discussion about mental health and wellbeing, through the accessible medium of film. Initiated in 2014, Illuminate takes place annually as part of Cork Film Festival in partnership with Arts+Minds, HSE Cork Mental Health Service. Illuminate provides a unique platform for filmmakers, mental health service providers, service users, family members, friends and festival-goers to come together to view specially selected films which explore universal themes of mental health and wellbeing.
Mental health is a universal issue and film has a unique position as a vehicle for meaningful discussion about our mental wellbeing.