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Big Muddy Film Festival

One of the oldest film festivals organized by students in USA.

About

The Big Muddy Film Festival celebrates the innovative works of emerging and established filmmakers and media artists. Big Muddy is dedicated to encouraging grassroots filmmaking in local communities, and to bringing independent film to the rural midwest.

Festival  has become one of the best-respected, wholly independent, community-focused film festivals. In its 35th year, Big Muddy is among the oldest student-organized film festivals in the United States. The program is juried by three artists or critics of national and international recognition. 

Awards

  • Cash prizes are awarded to the best of competition in each category. 
  • The John Michaels Film Award continues to recognize documentary films that address peace, human rights, community action, and environmental conservation.

Rules

  • The Big Muddy Film Festival is looking for films of any style, length, content, and genre.
  • All films should be completed after Jan. 2016.
  • Films made through Movie Camera Militia (MCM) are not eligible. Please submit via Filmfreeway.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Festival directors: Hassan Pitts, Caleb Bunn

Documents

Place

United States
Illinois

Official website

bigmuddyfilm.com

Contacts

Address:

Southern Illinois University
Department of Cinema & Photography
1100 Lincoln Drive, Room 1101
Carbondale IL 62901
U S A

Email: info@bigmuddyfilm.com

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  • Opening date
    May 01, 2017
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    July 24, 2017
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    August 28, 2017
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    September 24, 2017
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    December 04, 2017
  • Event dates
    19 — 25 February 2018
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