A unique event which showcases Doric language and culture through the medium of film is encouraging prospective participants to submit their ideas.

The 2024 Doric Film Festival will culminate on June 14th next year, but entrants need to get their thinking caps on ready to submit their film proposals on the theme: “Fit Wye Nae.”  The deadline for submission of ideas is 22nd of March 2024, and entrants will have until May 24th to complete their films ahead of the June showcase at Robert Gordon University.

The acclaimed Doric Film Festival, which is supported by the Scottish Government, is the brainchild of Scots Radio Director Frieda Morrison who created the platform to celebrate the Doric language and its cultural identity.  In recognition of her tireless efforts to promote the language, Frieda has just been announced as this year’s recipient of the Janet Paisley Award for her Services to the Scots Language at Scotland’s Trad Awards 2023.

Frieda Morrison said: “The Doric Film Festival has become a much-anticipated fixture on the events calendar which gives reason to pause, reflect upon and celebrate the richness and diversity of the cultural heritage of the North East of Scotland.

“Previous Festivals have shown us just how creative and enthusiastic entrants, of all ages, are in their interpretation and delivery of the theme. This underlines the importance of Doric as a vibrant language which remains at the front and centre of the identity of this part of the world.”

Application forms and more information can be found on the Doric Film Festival website: www.doricfilmfestival.com

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