The first Doric Film Festival is set to launch this year.
The project has been spearheaded by Scots Radio, and supported by Aberdeenshire Council, Robert Gordon University, the North East Scots Language Board and the Elphinstone Institute.
It is hoped hundreds of schools, individuals and community groups across the north-east will enter.
The festival hopes to express a range of stories, personal or otherwise, in the Doric language under the theme What the North-east of Scotland Means to Me.
There will be six categories: primary schools, secondary schools, community groups, students, professional individuals and non- professional individuals, all with a £500 prize.
Director of Scots Radio Frieda Morrison said: “The Gaelic Film Festival has been enjoying success for 11 years and there’s ample media support for film creativity in English. So Scots Radio wishes to encourage and shine a light on story-telling in Scots – and in this first instance, on north-east Scots or Doric.
“It’s the perfect time to use 21st Century technology to celebrate the Scots language in this remarkable corner of Scotland.
“It wid be a plan tae develop this throughout Scotland, bit we tak this first step in the north-east.”
Film entries should be no more than five minutes long, with all text and dialogue in Doric.
Submissions should be received by the end of May, with an awards ceremony to be held the following month.
All the shortlisted films will be shown on the big screen, before the winners of each category are announced.
For more information visit doricfilmfestival.com