The Ostana Prize

Writings in Mother Tongue
Escrituras en Lenga Maire

is an appointment with the mother tongues of the world that every year brings together in Ostana, Occitan village with 85 inhabitants in the Po Valley at the foot of Monviso, for a festival of linguistic biodiversity.

 

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Press review 2024

Press review 2024

Browse newspaper and web articles, radio, videos and images 3 days, 8 authors from 5 continents, 1 goal: celebrate mother tongues

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The awardees & the programme of the XVI Ostana Prize

The awardees & the programme of the XVI Ostana Prize

The Ostana Prize is a literary, translation, music and cinema prize dedicated to the mother tongues of the world, regardless of their number of speakers or the size of their territory. For 2024, the awardees are: Koumarami Karama (Dioula language, Burkina Faso) - Special Prize; Firat...

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PROGRAMME

28th JUNE

16h

Opening with the presence of the authorities

Lo fuec es encà ros, song-hymn by the Ostana Prize Artistic Collective (P. Bertello, F. Giacchero, L. Pellegrino, M. Rey, M. Miret)

 

followed by

Female writing and worldview: from medieval “fin’amor” to contemporary Occitan literature

CONVERSATION with Miquèla Stenta (Occitan language)

by Gisèle Naconaski

 

followed by

Dinner en convivéncia at Lou Pourtoun

 

20:45h

Cinema, TV and new media: the Welsh experience

CONVERSATION with Roger Williams (Welsh language)

by Antonello Zanda

 

followed by

The screening of the film Y Sŵn (2023)

written and produced by Roger Williams, directed by Lee Haven Jones (89 min)

29th JUNE

10h

Ladin language in Val di Fassa: following the footsteps of tomorrow

CONVERSATION with Stefen Dell’Antonio Monech (Ladin language)

by Sabrina Rasom

 

11:30h

Padejais models: from Latvia, a poetry anthology in Latgalian

CONVERSATION with Jayde Will (Latgalian language)

by Mariona Miret

 

followed by

Lunch en convivéncia at Lou Pourtoun

 

14:30h

Young Romani poetry: writing to overcome the shame

CONVERSATION with Daniel Petrilă (Romani language)

by Marco Ghezzo

 

16:15h

Screening of the film Premio Italymbas, Babel Film Festival

L’ULTIMA HABANERA by Carlo Costantino Licheri
(Sardinian language, 2020, 18’)

17:15h

I am sick with a literary virus: my mother tongue is my refuge

CONVERSATION with Firat Cewerî (Kurdish language)

by  Aldo Canestrari

 

followed by

Dinner en convivéncia at Lou Pourtoun

 

21h

The mother tongue is a form of music that works against rigid brains

CONVERSATION with Arnold De Boer “Zea” (Frisian language)

by Flavio Giacchero

 

followed by

Evening en convivéncia with the musicians-artists of the Ostana Prize

 

30th JUNE

10h

“N’tséé”: “I have the power to do”

THEATRICAL WALKING TOUR in CONVERSATION with Koumarami Karama (Dioula language)

by  Oliviero Vendraminetto

with the Ostana Prize artistic and musicians collective

12:30h

Lunch en convivéncia at Lou Pourtoun

 

14h

AUTHORS’ AWARD CEREMONY

with artistic performances by the Ostana Prize Artistic Collective: Paola Bertello (voice), Flavio Giacchero (clarinet), Luca Pellegrino (guitar, voice), Marzia Rey (violin, voice), Mariona Miret (voice).
Hosted by Paola Bertello

 

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The Ostana Prize celebrates the international support received

from the UNESCO International Decade of Indigenous Languages, and from two reference institutions in the linguistic field: the ELEN network (European Language Equality Network) and the NPLD network (Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity).

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