Adeje is to to host a festival of film shorts as part of the CortoEspaña film festival
The Adeje cultural councillor, Nayra Medina Bethencourt has announced that Adeje will join the CortoEspaña initiative, which is a circuit of showing of short films in different parts of Spain.
The I Festival of Short Films, Adeje, will take place in the Adeje auditorium in the Cultural Centre on September 12th and 13th from 8.30 each evening, and entry will be free. Medina Bethencourt said “the festival will open a new window to cinema in Adeje, something that is very much in demand in the borough”.
CortoEspaña’s directors explain, “the short film is a free space where new film ideas can be explored and experimented with. At the same time it offers opportunities for new directors to show new or first time works”, and for fans of cinema it is another way of viewing and experiencing the art form.
In this, the first festival in Adeje, 18 short films will be screened. The full programme and information on each film can be found on the Adeje webpage, www.adeje.es and on the CortoEspaña page, www.cortoespana.es
During the viewings audiences can give films a rating of one to four stars, and the winning film will receive a cash prize and be shown at the gala final in Madrid. As the councillor pointed out, “this will ensure that audiences become more involved in valuing and critically appraising the films they see”.
Themes featured in the films on offer are varied – from work to superheroes, relationships, personal struggles, sports, adolescence, moral struggles, life and death, etc.
The majority of the films that will be shown are in Spanish.