This year’s festival takes place online, starting March 17, 2021, with a gala virtual opening event, and concludes March 31. The programs can be seen here, with 4 strong features, startling shorts programs and a complement of documentaries. The films will be available to view online through our festival port- coming soon! And we will be writing about them here.
Films will be available online and can be watched over a two week period. There will be at least five live-streamed events, including talks and presentations by our jurors Jason Livingston, Jennida Chase, and Kelsey Goldberg (more on them soon), and a live streamed award celebration on Sunday March 21st.
The festival is made possible by generous support from Southern Illinois University, the Student Fine Arts Fee at SIUC, and the Illinois Arts Council, The festival will be free. Please plan to spend the second half of March with the Big Muddy.