The Winners of The 2018 Little Muddy Film & Media Festival Announced

Each year, The Big Muddy Crew opens up submissions to SIUC students for a little event known as The Little Muddy Film Festival. It is a celebration of all the hard work that students have crafted over the year where students can sit back, eat, relax, mingle and watch their peers work. All of the submissions are screened by a jury of SIUC faculty/staff. The best of submitted films are then screened and the best of the best are awarded a variety of prizes hand-picked by The Crew. The jurors this year were Media Arts MFA student, Lindsay Washington, Cinema and Photography Departmental Office Manager, Rhonda Rothrock, Professor Angela Reinohl from the School of Art and Design and Professor Walter Metz from the Department of Cinema and Photography.

The 4th Annual Little Muddy Film and Media Festival took place April 13, 2018, where there were 19 screened at Guyon Auditorium. The reception that took place in the Library Rotunda before the films screening showcased the digital art and photography submissions.

The winners in the three categories were:


  • First place: Let Down by Noah Oehler
  • Second place: Ben and Claire by Mark Young, Sarah Knauf, Liane Tatigian, Danny Vincent
  • Third place: In Memory of Grandmother by Tetsuya Aboshi
  • Honorable mention: Ordering (a Pizza) by Greg Evans


  • First place: Camille Kulanda
  • Second place : Zachary Clarida
  • Third place: Christopher Cole

Digital Art

  • First place: “Interface” by Kate Forer
  • Second place: “Danny’s Gallery of Stolen Art” by Danny Robbins
  • Third place: “Avocado” by Dorothy Evans

The other selections that screened at the festival include: