Thanks to all entrants and supporters. See you in 2020!

How to Enter

Films made between the 2019 Premiere Screening & Awards Night (PSAN) which was 7th June 2019 and the yet-to-be determined 2020 PSAN are eligible for entry in the 2020 Cicada Film Festival.

Criteria and Terms & Conditions for 2020 are currently under review but are likely to be similar to those 2019.  Be sure to check out the Criteria as this is how Judges score the films, and the Ts&Cs which apply; these will be adverstised here in the near future.

Step 1: Get an idea! Recording the Living Wildlife Aware Ad

The Cicada Film Festival is looking for short films (or animation) with an environmental theme relevant to South-East Queensland (SEQ) . . . and there are plenty of issues to choose from.  You can learn about these  from the media, environmental education centres, school projects, or by contacting organisations working to deal with these issues. Some of SEQ’s environment groups can be found through newspapers, an internet search or on this interactive map.

The boundaries of SEQ are on this SEQ Boundary map.

Step 2: Read the rules! And the criteria!

Rules apply . . . like, how long your short film can be, what your film can be about, and who can be an entrant. So check out the Cicada Film Festival 2019 Terms & Conditions.  Take note of the Criteria for the films and to see how the Judging Panel score the films, take a look here.

Step 3: Write your script, film and edit!Kindilan Workshop (12)

VidPicPro produced a short tutorial to help you film and edit your entry.  Click on this Filming & Editing Tutorial Video to learn more about it.

Step 4: Submit it!

Your entry must be  received by a certain date, and we need to know who made it so be sure to fill out and include a 2019 Entry Form  with your entry or submit your entry for the 2019 Cicada Film Festival online here.

Step 5: Watch it!

Films are screened, winners announced and prizes awarded at the Premiere Screening & Awards Night which will be on Friday 7th June between 6 – 9pm.  The venue is yet to be confirmed.