You can plan your Big Muddy viewing experience early! Our program guide is now available online.
SIU Cinema & Photography Department Alum Edgar Barens, joins us for a screening of his Oscar-nominated documentary film, Prison Terminal on Wednesday, February 25th at 7:00pm in the SIU Student Center Auditorium. There will be a Q&A session after the screening. PRISON TERMINAL: THE LAST DAYS OF PRIVATE JACK HALL is a moving cinema verité […]
SIU’s Global Media Research Center will host a new symposium in collaboration with the Big Muddy Film Festival titled Expanding Media: Identities. The inaugural symposium has been established to create a forum to examine current and expanding trends in media making. This year’s symposium considers issues of identity and will have a unique focus on […]
John Michaels was a cinema student at SIU Carbondale in the 1980s ,who dedicated his work to peace and justice. While a student, he traveled to Cuba with Professor Emeritus and Big Muddy Film Festival founder Mike Covell and Edgar Barens, recent Academy Award nominee who will kick off this year’s BMFF with Prison Terminal,to document the daily life […]
The 37th Annual Big Muddy Film Festival Programming Committee is happy to announce it’s lineup for this year’s festival. This year, our committee chose from over 300+ submissions from around the world. Animation (Feature) Film Director The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead & Roundhead Elliot Cowan Animation (Short) Film Director A Queer Peace Bryce Wolfe Animation […]
The 37th Annual Big Muddy Film Festival is proud to announce the official jury for the 2015 festival. Prizes will be awarded in each of the festival’s categories including Animation, Documentary, Experimental and Narrative. The winning films will be announced at the Big Muddy Film Festival Awards Ceremony at the end of the festival. Jurors include: Anna Margarita […]
With a desire to engage the expanding modalities of film and media, the Big Muddy Film Festival announces a call for digital media submissions for the 2015 Digital Muddy program to coincide with the Big Muddy Film Festival in Carbondale, Illinois. Selected works will represent a fresh ongoing curation of various trends and practices that […]
You have a few more weeks to submit your film(s) to the 37th Annual Big Muddy Film Festival!
We are very excited to announce that Hassan Pitts joins us as Visiting Artist in Residence from October 2014 through May 2015 and will also be advising the 37th Annual Big Muddy Film Festival. Hassan has an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in photography and film and his artwork crosses the still and moving image. We are […]
Our earlybird deadline has passed, but you can still submit your film to the 37th Annual Big Muddy Film Festival! Your next deadline is October 15th. Animation, Documentary, Experimental and Narrative films are all welcome! You may submit via Film Freeway or WithoutABox. This week, the SIU student organization that produces the Big Muddy, […]