Big Muddy Film Festival at SIUC

Words by Matthew McGuire

The Big Muddy Film Festival returns for its 36th year in Southern Illinois with special film screenings, workshops and more surrounding the Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus this February 18-23. Students, faculty and staff are all welcomed to view the screenings for free admission this year.

Joe Swanberg, filmmaker and director of ‘Drinking Buddies’ will be screening his film that was distributed on Magnolia Pictures. This film will be featured to open the festival on Tuesday night with a reception that meets from 5-6 p.m. at the Student Center International Lounge with the movie being screened from 6-8:30 p.m. CST in the Student Center Auditorium.

Juror Workshops will be hosted during the week with Michael Robinson from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday, 1-3 p.m. on Thursday with Eliza Hittman, and Julie Perini on Friday from 1-3 p.m. and additional workshops available. If you are interested in attending one of these workshops please connect with the Big Muddy Film Festival Schedule.