Fastival Type National

Real Venue Festival with screenings

Online Festival with award ceremony

Script Contest
Contact Person Bruno Lage
Designation Director


FARO 1540 - Association for the Defense and Promotion of Environmental and Cultural Heritage of Faro, after the success of the last five editions of FARCUME - Faro´s International Short Films Festival, is organizing the 7th edition of this Festival to be held in the city of Faro (Algarve - Portugal) from 23 to 26 of August, 2017. It is intended that in this edition the goals already reached in last editions in terms of quality and participation will be consolidated and that the Festival will stand as an international and cosmopolitan Festival. The main purpose of this Festival remains the same: publicize and launch new talents as well as promote near the public the excellent works that are done in this area but not always have the desired and deserved promotion. In other words, FARCUME within an informal environment, good mood and relaxed atmosphere intents to reward and recognize the dedication, commitment, creativity and merit of directors, actors and technical teams that, with modest means, can develop works of great quality. Given the principles and goals of " FARO 1540 " , which even has the status of NGO (Non Governmental Environmental Organization) the Festival will continue to have a strong environmental concern and sensitivity alerting participants not to present short movies claiming or encouraging disrespect for the environment, human rights inequality or animal abuse. It will be further developed an Environmental Management Plan specifically " designed " for this event to ensure optimization of the resources needed for the promotion and accomplishment of the event and management of generated wastes. As in the previous editions FARCUME will be a “Zero Carbon initiative” , ie , it will be completely free from carbon emissions, one of the elements responsible for the greenhouse effect that contributes to the climate change phenomena . For more information on this project please visit our web page : and



Awards & Prizes



Rules & Terms



1 - FARO 1540 - Association for the Defense and Promotion of Faro’s Cultural and Environmental Heritage, organizes the 5th Faro’s International Short-Film Festival (FARCUME), to be held from 23 to 26 August 2017 in Faro ( Algarve -Portugal);

2 - Participation in the Festival implies full acceptance of the conditions listed in this Regulation and the authorization to use the work(s) in this Festival and in future editions, in Farcume’s extensions, promotions and any exhibitions and publications;

3 - All Portuguese or foreign people can participate in this short-film festival, either individually or in groups;

4 - Only short-films that have never been displayed in previous editions of FARCUME can participate;

5 - Contestants can submit short movies in the following categories:

a) Animation

b) Documentary

c) Fiction

d) VideoClip

6 - Each competitor can participate in different categories to a maximum of 3 works per category;

7 - The organization of FARCUME according to the type and quality of the short movies received can create the category "World Cinema". This extra category aims to display works that have signed up in the categories b) and c) and show the identity, trends, characteristics, customs and traditions of a country, city or region;

8 - Each short-film can’t exceed 25 minutes;

9 - The enrollment in FARCUME should be formalized until May 31, 2017 and is free for Portuguese short films, being the work of filmmakers from other countries subject to a registration fee of 2,5 €uros per short-movie sent.

10 - Under no circumstance there will be a refund of the registration fee, including cases where payment has been made erroneously by ignorance of this Regulation and cases where movies were not selected for display.

11 - Short-films may be sent by mail, via online platforms where FARCUME is registered, or via the Internet;

12 - Should be sent:

- Registration form, duly completed and signed;

- DVD with the film or films to be displayed, or access to its download;

- Work(s) synopsis;

- Work(s) trailer;

- Poster (optional): Even though the work is sent via online platform, the posters should be sent by mail and may be sent after the competitor know that is work was selected in accordance with section 15 of this Regulation;

- Declaration of the copyright owner (producer or director) of the work(s) accepting the conditions of this Regulation and authorizing the use of the work(s) at the Festival, in its future editions, in its extensions, promotions, exhibitions and publications, but with the authors’ knowledge.

13 - Movies sent via:

a) Mail, should be addressed to:

FARO 1540

7º Festival Internacional de Curtas-Metragens de Faro

Rua Reitor Teixeira Guedes, 133

8000-424 Faro


b) Internet, should be used the online platforms where Farcume is registered (Click for Festivals, Festhome, Fest Entry, FilmFreeway, Movibeta) or sent to:

14 - All works submitted for this Festival must be sent free of charge (postage or customs). In their packaging should appear clearly and prominently "NO COMMERCIAL VALUE / SEM VALOR COMERCIAL”. Works sent to be paid at the addressee will not be accepted, and its reception will be refused;

15 - The short-films received will be submitted to a pre-selection, by the organization, and the competitor will be notified by email, until the 10th of July, if the work was selected;

16 - The Jury for each category will be composed of 3 elements;

17 - The public can vote for their favorite short-film in each category;

18 - From the final decision, made by the vote of the jury and the public, there can be no appeal;

19 - There will be 3 prizes awarded in each category;

20 – It will also be awarded the extra award "very short". For this extra award will compete all the works in categories a), b) and c) that have up to 4 minutes;

21 - The Jury, according to the quality of the works presented, may or may not assign any of the prizes;

22 - The prizes mentioned above are diplomas and other symbolic prizes received from the partnerships established for this edition of FARCUME;

23 - All the short-films received for the Festival, which have been selected for display or not, will not be delivered back to the competitors, becoming part of the estate of the Festival, the organization will not use them for commercial purposes;

24 - The short-films, except those listed in the category d), with a distinct language of Portuguese should preferably, have captions/subtitles in Portuguese;

25 - Given the principles and objectives of the organizer of FARCUME, this festival should not be associated with short-films that invoke or encourage disrespect for the environment, human rights inequality, or animal abuse;

26 - The Festival organization has the right to make changes to the management, alignment, location and date of the festival whenever deemed necessary and decide on any unforeseen issue inherent to FARCUME.

27 - In exceptional circumstances, the organization may exhibit works that do not fully comply with the present Rules;

28 - The organization intends to accomplish during the Festival an exhibition with the selected short-films posters;

29 - Participation in the exhibition mentioned in section 28 is optional and is subject to the submission of posters by mail;

30 - In case of doubt, those interested can request any clarifications until 15th of May to:

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Dates & Deadlines

  • August 23,2017Start Date
  • February 22,2017Entries Start Date
  • May 31,2017Early Deadline
  • May 31,2017Regular Deadline
  • May 31,2017Late Deadline
  • July 10,2017Notification Date
  • August 26,2017End Date
  • Categories & Fees
  • Animation

      Below 25 minutes animation short films.

    • Entry Deadline, Fee : 2.5 €
    • Regular Deadline, Fee : 2.5 €
    • Late Deadline, Fee : 2.5 €
  • Fiction

      Below 25 minutes fiction movies.

    • Entry Deadline, Fee : 2.5 €
    • Regular Deadline, Fee : 2.5 €
    • Late Deadline, Fee : 2.5 €
  • Documentary

      Below 25 minutes documentaries.

    • Entry Deadline, Fee : 2.5 €
    • Regular Deadline, Fee : 2.5 €
    • Late Deadline, Fee : 2.5 €
  • Videoclip

      Short music movies

    • Entry Deadline, Fee : 2.5 €
    • Regular Deadline, Fee : 2.5 €
    • Late Deadline, Fee : 2.5 €