Submission Now Open For the 41st Annual Big Muddy Film Festival

Housed within the Cinema & Photography Department at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, The Big Muddy Film Festival celebrates the innovative works of emerging and established filmmakers and media artists. It is dedicated to encouraging grassroots filmmaking in local communities, and to bringing independent film to the rural midwest. In its 41th year, Big Muddy is among the oldest student-organized film festivals in the United States has become one of the best-respected, wholly independent, community-focused film festivals and it is now open for business.

Yes, we repeat: The Big Muddy Film Festival is now accepting submissions for its the 41st Annual Big Muddy Film Festival!

To submit, please visit our Film Freeway, but be sure to check out our Festival Information page for more details on the submission process, our rules and regulations and the awards we offer.

The deadlines for submitting are as follows:

Early Bird Deadline
July 27, 2018

Regular Deadline
August 27, 2018

Late Deadline
September 23, 2018

For any other questions and concerns that you may have about the festival, please shoot an to email and someone will get back to you as quickly as possible.