We formally invite you to attend the historic 40th annual Big Muddy Film Festival! This year boasts 72 films to be screened the week of February 19-25, on Southern Illinois University’s campus, as well as local venues throughout Southern Illinois. Set amidst the backdrop of the Shawnee National Forest, The Big Muddy is in a remote and beautiful part of Illinois where filmmakers and creatives abound. This year’s fest is attended by the esteemed jurors, Akosua Adoma Owusu (one of Indiewire’s Avant Garde Female Filmmakers Who Redefined Cinema), Tom Ludwig (a founder of the Big Muddy Film Festival) and Ben Kalina (Titmouse Animation).


  • Starting Monday, February 19th, 2018, repeats every day until Sunday, February 25, 2018 — all day


Southern Illinois University and other venues around Carbondale


Ellen Esling

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