Enter the Doric Film Festival

Registration for Festival Entries

All entries have to be in by the 31st May 2020.  The Awards Event is by invitation only and will be held on the 30th June 2020, starting prompt at 1.30pm. 

Submission Details

The Doric Film Festival accepts submissions by WeTransfer or Smash in MP4 format.  Please send your submission via these services to info@doricfilmfestival.com.

A confirmation email will be sent upon receipt and download of your film by the Doric Film Festival Team.  All submitted final entries are free to enter.

Competition Guidelines

  • Participants are asked to make a short film of no more than 5 mins in duration that presents their interpretation of the theme –  ‘Jist Far I Bide’.
  • All content must be copyright free and contain original content including music, text and script.  The film must not be more than 5 mins in duration with all dialogue and text in Doric.


The Doric Film Festival team can provide training and assistance (mentioned as categories in the form below).  If you do require training, then the training programme would expect entrants to follow the following timeline in the production of their short film:

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

Entry / Submission Deadlines

The deadline for requests for training support is 28th February 2020
The final deadline for all entries and submissions is 31st May 2020

The awards event will take place on 30th June 2020

Technical Specifications

Accepted file formats are:
All films must be provided in landscape format files with the following specifications:

  • Quality: 1080p or 2K (higher resolutions will be scaled down to 2K).
  • Frames per second: 25 (other frame rates will be converted to 25fps)
  • Format: mp4
  • Codecs: h264 or ProRes

File Extension:
mp4 (MPEG-4) format

We can accept files that are up to a maximum of 2GB in size and a maximum duration of 5 minutes.

Please note that it may take some time to upload your file to our system and this depends upon the speed of your connection.

Screening of Films

By submitting your film to the Doric Film Festival, you agree that the festival has the right to present your film through its media channels.  Your film will be archived for future reference by the Doric Film Festival.


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