The 10th edition of FARCUME – Short Film Festival in Faro will take place between 14 and 29 August, in the cities of Faro, Olhão, Loulé and Tavira, the organization announced.
“In view of the imposed challenges, the festival managed to guarantee its continuity, switching from the exclusivity of the traditional room to the online exhibition, as a complement, and allowing the expansion of selected short films to a greater number of people”, Paulo said in a statement. de Oliveira Botelho, president of Faro 1540, an association that promotes the festival.
The program for this edition will be organized in six competition sessions and one retrospective for which nine short films were selected in previous festival editions.
In the competition sessions, 58 films will be presented to the public, coming from 21 countries and corresponding to three categories: fiction, documentary and animation.
This year, the opening session will be entirely dedicated to Spanish film production, with eleven short films from the neighboring country, whose presence in FARCUME has been guided by the quantity and quality of films in competition.
The films will be shown at the Municipal Museum of Faro, at Re-Criativa República 14 (Olhão), at 11 da Villa (Loulé) and at Largo de Santa Ana (Tavira).
"It is an international program, which offers viewers the opportunity to discover filmmakers with very different cultural backgrounds, styles and sensitivities, which, we are certain, will allow a comprehensive and polysemic look at cinema and the contemporary world in which we live. ”, Stresses Jorge Carrega, programmer at FARCUME.
The competition ends this year with a session entirely dedicated to Portuguese cinema.
The highlight goes to the presence of Algarve director Vera Casaca and director Hugo Pinto, who will both present two short films.
The complete program is available on the festival's Facebook page.