A unique event which showcases Doric language an culture through the medium o film reached its traditional conclusion wi a showcase event on Royal Deeside on Friday 24th June.

The third annual Doric Film Festival invited individuals, groups an schools tae create short films celebratin the richness an diversity o the area on the theme: “A Sense O Time.”

A total o 14, five-minute entries covered a diverse range o angles an celebrated mony aspects o North East life through comedy, nostalgia an celebration. 

The winning submissions were screened during a finale event at The Barn, Banchory which wis attended bi a range o filmmakers an guests. 

The event also featured the special showing of a film bi scriever an director Mike Gibb aboot the life o Aberdeen opera singer, Mary Garden.

The acclaimed Doric Film Festival, which is supported bi the Scottish Government, is the brainchild o award-winning Scots Radio Director Frieda Morrison who created the platform tae celebrate the Doric language an its cultural identity. 

Frieda Morrison said: “Every year we are humbled and inspired by the creativity of our entrants and this year was no exception.”

“We received some lovely films again in this year, some of which are very moving and all of which have been made with care and enthusiasm.”

“The Doric Film Festival now has an established and much anticipated place on the events calendar, resulting in some folk coming back each year with a different film – and even more ability.”

Winning the schools’ section this year were pupils fae Mearns Academy wi a look at Lewis Grassic Gibbon an in the individual film makers’ category there were joint winners.

These were Doric Film Festival veteran Charlie Abel wi a film looking at the history o Aberdeen’s Trinity Hall scripted bi Albert Thomson, an Seamus Logan’s “Far His I Time Geen” starring Broadsea resident, Margaret Scott.

Doric TV took top honours in the group section wi a film entitled: “Doric Future” an new this year wis a special award fae The Doric Board, awarded tae Torry’s Big Noise for a film showcasing the organisation’s activities.

The Doric Film Festival is supported by David Brown (Fochabers), DM Carnegie, The Doric Board, Fettercairn Burns Club, The Grassic Gibbon Centre, Jim Brown (Fettercairn), Laurencekirk Rotary, Lochter Activity Centre, Malcolm Allan Housebuilders Ltd, The Press & Journal, Scots Radio, The Scottish Government, and The William Grant Foundation.

 Tae fin oot mair, visit:  www.doricfilmfestival.com

Images: Pupils fae Mearns Academy; Torry’s Big Noise; Broadsea resident, Margaret Scott; The Doric TV Team; Charlie Abel wi Albert Thomson. 

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