FESTIVAL DE CURTAS METRAGENS DE SINTRA

COMUNICADO FESTIVAL CÓRTEX

O Córtex - Festival de Curtas Metragens, não se realizará no ano de 2020. Não é fácil dar esta notícia, mas é incontornável. Pretendemos que o Córtex tenha um ano sabático, porque precisa ser repensado. Ao fim de 9 edições, não podemos continuar a esconder a nossa frustração e desmotivação em relação à fraca afluência de público a Sintra e ao crescimento anémico do Festival. Não temos dúvidas de que o Córtex, ocupa um espaço fundamental no panorama dos festivais de Cinema em Portugal, tendo feito um percurso notável na divulgação do Cinema nacional e internacional. No entanto, não podemos fechar os olhos às fracas bilheteiras. Vamos empenhar-nos para encontrar soluções, novos parceiros e novas ideias, para dar uma nova vida, e arejar o nosso Córtex, para que possamos regressar em força em 2021. Neste momento tudo está em aberto, quem quiser falar connosco, sobre novas possibilidades e perspectivas, não se acanhe, temos todo o interesse. É com humildade que assumimos que como estava, não podia continuar. Não é uma derrota, é um recomeço.
Obrigado a todos pelo apoio incondicional que fomos recebendo ao longo dos anos, desde a nossa equipa, realizadores, festivais, imprensa e parceiros.
Até já.

ANNOUNCEMENT CÓRTEX FILM FESTIVAL

Córtex Short Film Festival will not be carried out in the coming year 2020. Though it is with a heavy heart that we announce our decision, there is also no other way around it. We have decided to put Córtex into a year-long hiatus because we feel that it must be rethought and partly reinvented.
After having consistently dedicated ourselves to 9 editions of the Córtex Film Festival, we can no longer ignore nor hide our frustration and continuous decline in our motivation. Despite our best efforts there has been little increase in how much of our target audience visits Sintra and, as a result, the Festival has not seen significant growth.
We pride ourselves in how Córtex Film Festival has sedimented its place within the scope of film festivals that are held in Portugal. Along our journey we have undeniably contributed to the dissemination of both national and international cinema. While we consider this to be both the most important and rewarding aspect of our work, we can no longer turn a blind eye to our unsatisfactory number of audience. It is time that we direct our efforts towards finding solutions that will improve the Festival’s ability to grow and consequently continue to carry out its mission in the way that we envision it.
Whether it be through different partners/sponsors or new ideas and concepts, we are searching for any and all solutions that will breathe new life into the Festival. We intend to come back strong in 2021. This process is in its early stages and the possibilities are seemingly limitless. As such, we welcome anyone who wishes to share their opinions, ideas and overall perspective. Although it is important to recognise as well affirm the significance of our work, it’s having the humility to recognize what can be improved upon that will further unlock The Festival's potential. We are not defeated. On the contrary, this transition into a new beginning has us feeling excited and more determined than ever.
We're grateful for the unconditional support our team has continued to recieve ever since The Festival's birth not only from our audience and our partners/sponsors, but also from directors, festivals and the press.
See you soon

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