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Luminate Shorts

Luminate Festival

We have gone all around the world to bring you these short but perfectly formed films which touch on the issues we all face as we grow older.

This collection includes films which beautifully explore the theme of an 'ordinary' life lived well including the Oscar nominated animation Late Afternoon and the Australian home movie memoir The Life I’ve Lived. Two documentaries explore the importance of community, one in a unique retirement community for LGBTQ+ in Spain (Visibles) and the other, a group of extraordinary quilters in a small rural town in Alabama (While I Yet Live). Rounding out this programme, you will meet two women (in Outdoors and What’s A Bloody Terabyte) who irreverently challenge our stereotypes of growing older and might just inspire you to look at the world in a different way.

Luminate is Scotland’s creative ageing festival, with a range of events scheduled at arts venues all over the country throughout May. Learn more online at