34 short films, divided into three sessions, from seven countries (Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Mexico, Iran). The 13th edition of Farcume – International Short Film Festival Faro takes place from Friday, September 22nd, until Sunday, the 24th, in the Culture and Conference Hub Auditorium, at Hotel 3HB Faro.
The organization will be Faro 1540 – Association for the Defense and Promotion of the Environmental and Cultural Heritage of Faro who chose from a set of more than 350 short films submitted to the competition, from 31 countries.
«This festival has established itself year after year as an integral part of the great cultural program of the city of Faro, as a meeting place for directors, actors, cinema lovers and short film enthusiasts, presenting a diverse selection of short films by talented local and international filmmakers, always committed to the dissemination and promotion of cinema and the training of public", says the organization.
Farcume once again has the support of the Municipal Council of Faro, of the Parish Union of Faro and the 3HB Hotels & Resorts Group.
With the Farcume/festival being held in the space previously occupied by the Cine-Teatro de Santo António, in Baixa de Faro, Faro 1540 aims to affirm the memory of this space and its connection to cinema and the arts, perpetuating it in the collective memory of the city of Faro and the Farenses.
Paulo de Oliveira Botelho, president of the association, says that the organization values “solid and lasting relationships with our partners, working in close collaboration with everyone who shares our vision, which is guided by the commitment to promote and disseminate cinematic culture”.
«Cinema is much more than simple entertainment. It is a powerful tool for reflection, understanding different realities and promoting intercultural dialogue, being able to influence, educate and inspire generations, playing a fundamental role in promoting social inclusion, strengthening communities and affirming social and environmental causes. », he adds.
Therefore, «the films reflect the concerns that populate contemporary society and present a reflective perspective on major current causes, such as domestic violence, gender equality, climate change, migration, among others».
RUA FM, CIAC – Center for Research in Arts and Communication and the Associação do Comércio na Baixa and Ambifaro – Municipal Equipment Management are also partners.
Admission is free.
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