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Doric film festival seeks creative entries


By David Porter

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Plans have been unveiled for the return of the acclaimed Doric Film Festival – with some exciting developments set to be implemented for the second event.

The finale of last year's Doric Film Festival
The finale of last year's Doric Film Festival

Following the runaway success of the first Doric Film Festival, the second annual event is now inviting entries until November 1 and is asking applications to create a film around the theme: “Jist Faar I Bide.”

This time around, a total of nine awards will be spread equally across three categories, namely individuals, schools and community groups.

Each will receive £500 towards the cost of producing a five-minute film which will be screened during an online event in spring 2021.

The much-lauded Doric Film Festival, which is supported by the Scottish Government, took the north-east by storm during its inaugural event in 2019.

It is the idea of award-winning Scots Radio director Frieda Morrison who created the unique platform to celebrate the Doric language and its cultural identity.

Commenting on plans for this year’s Doric Film Festival, Frieda Morrison said: “Ongoing restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic have prompted a change of format for this event, and we hope that the changes will encourage even more people to get even more creative in support of the Festival.

“In previous years we have been heartened by the quality and diversity of entries and we are sure that the judges have a hard task ahead of them again this year.”

Find out more, visit www.doricfilmfestival.com or www.scotsradio.com



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