639 Festival

639 is an annual online film festival dedicated to celebrating linguistic diversity

Development of a brand new website for the first editon of the 639 Festival. In close collaboration with the founding art director, Sara, we chose to work with WordPress as the IT infrastructure supports a multilingual setup, geo blocking and easy maintainance of the website. Several custom features were developed to showcase the films.

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Year

2020

Tasks

Frontend Development

WordPress Achitecture

Plugin Development

A stunning preloader that conveys the message

To engage users in the world of endagered languages, we have used a beautiful preloader animation that only loads when visiting the homepage and it works in any modern browser.

Country blocking

To comply with agreed terms regarding film rights we used country blocking as a technical solution that only allows single countries to access the website. In this case, only Danish and Greenlandish citizens could access the content on the website.

Multilingual content in support of Kalaallisut

As the online film festival 639 seeks to raise awareness of the world’s languages in danger we have used WPML that allows running fully multilingual websites with WordPress making it easy to translate pages.

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