Marine litter, climate change and koala preservation top Cicada Film Festival tops

HOT topics in this year's Cicada Film Festival were marine litter, deforestation, koala preservation and climate change.

More than 200 people attended the recent Cicada Film Festival Premiere Screening and Awards Night at Cleveland District State High School.

Twenty films were screened across two age groups - under 13 and from 13 to 24 years old) - with entrants aged from eight to 23.

Some are students of Redland schools, Lota State School, Cannon Hill Anglican College, Everton Park High School and Humpybong State School, while some are in the workforce.

The CCF is a short film competition organised by Wildlife Preservation Society Qld Bayside, Ocean Ark Alliance and Ocean Crusaders.

Comperes were Cr Paul Bishop and previous CCF winner Laura Eban, who is an advocate for the competition which has its origins in Redlands but is attracting entries from across south-east Queensland.

Winners received more than $4000 in cash and other prizes.