This will be the eighth edition of the summer course "Excellence in Basque Studies" organized by the Etxepare Basque Institute in collaboration with the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU). This year the key is innovation. For two days the course will bring together people interested in teaching Basque language and culture abroad.
The cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow will host a five-day retrospective on Basque cinema in a homage to Kimuak, the Basque Film Archive program that is now celebrating 20 years of broadcasting Basque short films internationally. Under the title "Kimuak: 20 years of Basque short films", the program includes screenings of classics from the Kimuak catalogue, as well as lectures, discussions, masterclasses and other activities.
The 19th edition of the Valladolid International Street Theater and Arts Festival, TAC, has been will be held from May 19 to 27. And once again the Basque performing arts will be present in Valladolid: Basque companies will perform at TAC with support from the Etxepare Basque Institute, and a stand will be set up to showcase Basque creation.
The 2018 program of the Jean Haritschelhar Basque Studies Chair inaugurated by the Etxepare Basque Institute at Université Bordeaux Montaigne is already underway. This year Professor Enoch Aboh has been invited to lecture on Creole languages at Bayonne and Bordeaux, offering a comparison with the Basque language.
Arantxa Urretabizkaia’s novel "Koaderno Gorria" can now be read in Slovenian, thanks to a translation by Barbara Pregelj, who participated in the "Itzultzaile berriak- New translators" program. The novel was also recently published in Bulgarian by María Pachkova, also part of the translator in residence program.
Kulturelle Landpartie is an interdisciplinary cultural festival held annually in the Wendland region of Lower Saxony, Germany. One of the largest festivals in Germany, Kulturelle Landpartie draws over 50,000 visitors each spring.
The Koldo Mitxelena Chair, part of the network of Basque Studies Chairs created by the Etxepare Basque Institute at universities around the world, is held annually in Chicago. This year’s guest professor in charge of the academic program, which is already underway, is Ricardo Etxepare.
The 11th edition of the networking forum Small is Biutiful is due to place in Paris on June 29. Part of Different 11! L’autre cinema espagnol festival (June 20 – 26), the event aims to introduce Spanish film projects to a select group of movie distributors and international sales agents from the Ile-de-France region.
Uxue Alberdi will be at in the Thessaloniki Book Fair in Greece, held from 3rd to 8th May, with support from the Etxepare Basque Institute. The writer, journalist and bertsolari will present her latest novel "JenisJoplin" and take part in a round table discussion with other authors.
The deadline for submissions for this professional activity aimed at European films in non-hegemonic languages is 30 June. The second edition of Glocal in Progress will run on September 24, 25 and 26, coinciding with Films in Progress 34 and the VII Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum.