Enter the Doric Film Festival

Registration for Festival Entries

A reminder that all entries have to be in by the 31st of May.  The Awards event is by invitation only and  will be held at the Belmont Cinema on the 2nd of July, starting prompt at 1.30pm.  All entrants will receive their invitations and instructions in the next few weeks.  

Submission Details

The Doric Film Festival accepts submissions by WeTransfer or Smash in one of the formats mentioned below. Please send your submission through these services to info@doricfilmfestival.com once it is uploaded to this website.

Receipt of your film will then be confirmed by the Doric Film Festival.

Competition Guidelines

  • Participants are asked to make a film – no more than 5 mins in duration – that presents their interpretation of ‘What the North East of Scotland Means to Me’.
  • All content must be original including music, text and script The film must not be more than 5 mins in duration and all dialogue in Doric. All text must be in Doric.


The Doric Film Festival has arranged training and assistance (mentioned as various categories in the form below). This training expects entrants to go along with a timeline as follows:

End of February: Complete scripting and storyboarding
End of March: Complete filming
April to mid-May: Editing

Entry / Submission Deadlines

The final deadline for entries who want all available training is 28 February 2019 (Now Closed)
The final deadline for all entries and submissions is 31 May 2019

The Awards Event will take place on July 2nd 2019

Technical Specifications

Accepted file formats are:
AVI, QuickTime and MPEG.

File Extensions:
.avi, .mov, .mpg, .mpeg, .mp4, .m4v

We can accept files that are up to 2GB in size (duration up to 5 minutes)
All films must be submitted digitally.
Please note that it may take some time to upload your file to our system and this depends upon the speed of your connection.

Playing of Films

By submitting your film to the Doric Film Festival, you are giving the festival and its partners (including NEAT, North East Arts Touring) the right to show this film through its channels. Your film will also be archived for future reference by the Doric Film Festival.


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