Step 1: Get an idea!
The Cicada Awards are short films (or animation) with an environmental theme relevant to South-East Queensland . . . 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 on this interactive map and the boundaries of SEQ are on this SEQ Boundary map.
Step 2: Read the rules! And the criteria!
The Judging Panel give points for certain reasons which add up to determine winning entries. Be sure to know the Criteria they are judging your film on . . . read the Film & Judging Criteria. And, 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 Awards Entry Form, and Terms & Conditions
Step 3: Write your script, film and edit!
VidPicPro produced a short film to help you film and edit your short film. Click on this Filming & Editing Tutorial Video to learn more about it. We’ll also have regular updates on Facebook so check it out here
Step 4: Submit it!
The film must be in a particular format, received by a certain date, and we need to know who made it so be sure to fill out and include a 2017-2018 Entry Form with your entry.
Step 5: Watch it!
Attend the Premiere Screening & Awards Night when films are screened and prizes awarded. Held Friday 20th July 2018 at a venue yet to be confirmed.