The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire)

Fans of Doric film will have to wait year

- BY NEIL DRYSDALE

North-east film-makers will have to wait to see the fruits of their labour on the big screen with the cancellati­on of the 2020 Doric Film Festival.

The event had been open for entries until the end of May, with an awards ceremony planned for June.

But with the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak organisers have decided to postpone until next year. The festival will still have a virtual presence this summer, with plans in the pipeline to host an online celebratio­n on June 30 – the day the awards were due to take place.

This will feature prerecorde­d messages and

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