We wish to develop a cultural exchange between Galway and Leeuwarden, focusing on representations of minority languages in film. We will host a film festival that celebrates alternative languages from our communities. Galway is a bilingual city with English and Irish, and Leeuwarden is the capital of Friesland, a region in which both Dutch and Frisian are spoken. The first festival will be a celebration and cross-pollination of these linguistic traditions through the medium of film.
  1. cultural exchange
  2. European Capital of Culture
  3. Minority language
  4. Film & Cinema

Dorrit Jorritsma

Nachtkijkers Filmfestival

Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

Eoin Butler Thornton

Galway Film Centre

Galway, Ireland

Joris Hoebe

New Noardic Wave

Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

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