The Big Muddy Film Festival – Submissions Closed
The Big Muddy Film Festival, housed within the Cinema & Photography Department at Southern Illinois University Carbondale has become one of the best-respected, wholly independent, community-focused film festivals. In its 39th year, Big Muddy is among the oldest student-organized film festivals in the United States.
The Festival provides cash awards to the best works in competition in the categories of experimental, documentary, narrative, and animation. The program is juried by three artists or critics of national and international recognition. Past Jurors have included Barbara Hammer, Naomi Uman, Jim Jarmusch, Kerry Laitala, James Benning, and Sasha Waters-Freyer. A panel of local activists awards The John Michaels Memorial Film Award, which honors films that address themes of peace, justice, community action, human rights, and environmental conservation. Click here for more information about The John Michaels Award. As always, votes from the audience determine the Audience Choice Award.
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The Little Muddy Film and Media Festival – Submissions Open for SIU Students Only!
Deadline to submit: April 7
To enter any work or learn more about the festival, please visit our Film Freeway page.
The Digital Muddy Media Festival
The Digital Muddy Media Festival is a curated, online exhibit featuring the latest and greatest, unique digital art in March every year. This festival is newer to SIU, but if you’re interested, visit the Digital Muddy website for more information about last year’s festival and our upcoming one.