A unique event which highlights Doric language and culture through the medium of film is preparing for another bumper year – and organisers have given budding filmmakers more time to finalise their ideas.

Due to recent weather challenges and in response to requests from prospective participants, organizers have decided to grant more time by extending the deadline for the submission of ideas until Friday, March 22nd.

The 2024 Doric Film Festival will culminate on June 14th with a showcase of submissions on the theme: “Fit Wye Nae.”  In celebration of the event’s fifth year, the day will also include a look back at some highlights from previous Festivals. 

The acclaimed Doric Film Festival, which is supported by the Scottish Government, is the brainchild of award-winning Scots Radio Director Frieda Morrison whose tireless efforts to promote the language earned her the Janet Paisley Award for Services to the Scots Language at Scotland’s Trad Awards 2023.

Frieda Morrison

Frieda Morrison said: “We are already receiving some exciting and creative ideas from entrants, and these serve to remind us of the rich and diverse cultural landscape of the North east. 

“From schoolchildren to seasoned film makers, the Doric Film Festival is a much-anticipated event which draws together entrants of all ages with the common goal of celebrating our language with vigour and enthusiasm.”

She added: “As we prepare for the fifth event, it seems appropriate to not only celebrate new work but also reflect on some of the many excellent films which have featured in the Doric Film Festival since its inception.”

Ideas for the Doric Film Festival 2024 can be submitted now, and entrants will have until May 24th to complete their films ahead of the June showcase at Robert Gordon University.  Application forms and more information can be found on the Doric Film Festival website:

-For further information contact Frieda Morrison of Scots Radio on 07789 692836.

-Scots Radio was established in 2013, releasing monthly one-hour episodes and regular quality video content. It has been nominated seven times for an ‘excellence’ award at the Celtic Media Festival and was named as a winner in 2021.