Date(s) - 10/09/2019 - 11/09/2019
10:00 - 15:00

A New Youth Film and Mental Health Programme for Transition Year Students

Pilot Programme, Cork City, 2019


Please note that this programme is now FULLY BOOKED and a waiting list is in operation:

To join the waiting list, please contact: / +353 (0)21 427 1711

Date: Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th September

Two slots daily: 10:00am – 1.30pm and 11.30am – 3.00pm

Venue: The Gate Cinema and St. Peter’s, North Main Street, Cork.



Cork Film Festival is Ireland’s first and largest film festival. This year, with the support of Creative Ireland, the Festival has expanded its acclaimed ‘Illuminate’ programme to create a new Film and Mental Health programme for Transition Year students ‘Intinn’, meaning ‘mind’ or ‘way of thinking’. ‘Intinn’ will offer young people the opportunity to attend a film screening which has been specially curated to enable them to explore different aspects of mental health relevant to youth audiences and to help them explore and understand their own wellbeing and resilience skills through:

  • Specially curated film screening
  • Q&A & discussion with filmmakers & cast
  • Bespoke workshop

Cork Film Festival’s ‘Illuminate’ Film and Mental Health Programme presents a series of film and public discussion events during the Festival in November which explore different aspects of mental health and wellbeing, in partnership with Arts+Minds and Cork Mental Health Service HSE. The programme was initiated in 2014 and is unique in Ireland.

Cork Film Festival is piloting the Intinn programme with schools in Cork in 2019, in advance of a regional project roll out in 2020. We invite Transition Year students in Cork to attend one of four FREE events being held in The Gate Cinema and St. Peter’s, North Main Street, Cork City. These events will comprise a free screening of ‘I Used to Live Here’, post screening Q&A with Writer/Director and mental health advocate Frank Berry (‘Michael Inside’ / ‘I Used to Live Here’ / ‘Ballymun Lullaby’), and young actors Dafhyd Flynn and Jordanne Jones. Students are then invited to the nearby venue of St. Peters where a team of youth mental health professionals from the UCC Mental Health Nursing Department will facilitate them in participative workshops exploring personal wellbeing and resilience.

Screening: ‘I Used to Live Here’

Amy (Jordanne Jones) is a 13-year-old living in Tallaght Dublin and has had to take on much of the responsibility for running the family home after the death of her mother. She is devoted to her father, Raymond (James Kelly), but he is too distracted to pay her a great deal of attention, particularly when an old girlfriend appears and suggests Raymond is the father to her baby. When news breaks that a local boy has killed himself, there’s an outpouring of grief in the community that has a profound effect on Amy and the young people around her. From the Director of the CFF2017 Audience Award winner ‘Michael Inside’ and made in collaboration with Jigsaw (formally Headstrong), the National Centre for Youth Mental Health and featuring a cast of mostly non-actors drawn from the west Dublin area in which it is set, I Used to Live Here is a sensitive, enlightening and vital response to real social issues.

Post Screening Q&A

Students will have the opportunity to meet Director Frank Berry and young actors Dafhyd Flynn and Jordanne Jones, who will offer insights into the making of ‘I Used to Live Here’ and the themes it explores. A team of mental health professionals from UCC School of Mental Health Nursing programme will also be available to discuss the mental health and wellbeing themes which arise in the film.


Students are invited to St. Peter’s to participate in a practical workshop focused on developing wellbeing and resilience skills, inspired by the film and Q&A. This workshop will explore themes from the film and will also offer further information about mental health services and where to find support in the community. The workshop will be facilitated by a team of experts in mental health from the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork,

Schedule :

Introduction: 10 mins

Screening: 1 hour 15 mins

Q&A: 20 mins approx

Break: 15 mins

Workshop: 90 mins

The Gate Cinema's Cork