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The Big Muddy Film Festival returns to Carbondale, Illinois this February 24 – March 1. Browse through the films and pick up tickets via the festival’s main website. Explore independent cinema, storytelling and art around campus with friends.

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The Chicago International Film Festival is the only other film festival in Illinois with a longer running history.

  • A little over two dozen film festivals have a longer running history.
  • 85 films are set to be screened at the Big Muddy Film Festival in 2015.
  • Sunday, March 1 | 11:00 am – SIU Student Center. Best of the Fest — Big Muddy Film Festival Awards

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Each year the festival provides independent voices a platform to express their points of view that may get lost in the mainstream media. In its 37th year, Big Muddy is among the oldest student-organized film festivals in the United States.


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Tuesday, February 24

7:00 pm – SIU Student Center

Identities
This is not the End
What’s in a Name
Where is Elle Kari and What Happened to Noriko-San
Little White Lie

Wednesday, February 25

10:00 am – SIU Student Center

Documentary Shorts
Maria
february 28
N64Q: Born Free
Chapri
Maternity Test

1:00 pm – SIU Student Center

Documentary Shorts
Out of Deepwood
Penny
Off_line
Not Anymore: Story of Revolution
Sticky 

3:00 pm – SIU Student Center


July the Twelfth 1984
John Michaels Award Showcase 
In an Ideal World (Tied, 3rd Place)

6:00 pm – SIU Student Center

37th Annual Big Muddy Film Festival Opening Reception

7:00 pm – SIU Student Center

Hard-boiled Wonderland
Special screening of Prison Terminal (More information coming soon)

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Thursday, February 26

10:00 am – SIU Student Center

Travelogues
A Queer Peace 
No Love Lost
Signals: Where Do We Go From Here
Mototanaka Dérive
Real West
My Fatherland Vegas
Depending on Traffic 

1:00 pm – SIU Student Center

Sci-Fi Shorts
Hat Trick
Into the Dark
The Place Where You Live
Nostalgic
A Beautiful View of Nothing 

Five Minute Intermission

On the Mature Side (Adult Shorts)
Deadly
Lady and the Frog
Between Times
Coffee
C.T.R.L
Midnight Munchies

3:00 pm – SIU Student Center

John Michaels Award Showcase 
(Tied, 3rd Place)
Crying Earth Rise Up
The Uprising 

7:00 pm – SIU Student Center

Love, Etc
Flowers 
M4m Seeks Love
Joy Kevin
Bread and Butter

10:00 pm – WDBX

Late Night Experimental Shorts
Oracle
Ocean
Sound of a Million Insects
NoCom
InkJet 3056A
All the Memory in the World

Friday, February 27

10:00 am – SIU Student Center

Potluck Shorts
Out There
Support the Troops
Seven Ways From Sunday
Champion
Carry On
The Looking Planet
Simorgh
The Mortal Flame
Re:Belief
Let go
Friday
Working Title

1:00 pm – SIU Student Center

World Cinema
Wallas on Velos
Zone 7

3:00 pm – SIU Student Center

John Michaels Award Showcase
2nd Place Winner
Arresting Power – Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon

6:00 pm – Guyon Auditorium @ Morris Library

Davids and Goliath

7:00 pm – SIU Student Center

Friday Night Fun

Shorts:
The Night Guardian
Henny’s Opus In B Minor
Ham Over Rice
My Kingdom
Myrna the Monster

Juror Presentation: Anna Margarita Albelo with Q&A after film
Whos Afraid of Vagina Wolf

7:30 pm – Guyon Auditorium @ Morris Library

Dwarves Kingdom

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Saturday, February 28

10:00 am – SIU Student Center

Saturday Morning Family Time
Zeke and the All-inclusive Cathouse
Treasure Nest
Lilly’s big day
Up in a Plane
Stressful Adventures of Boxhead and Roundhead

1:00 pm – SIU Student Center

Animation Hotline
Almost There  (Q & A with directors after film) 

3:00 pm – TBD

John Michaels Award Showcase
1st Place Winner
Finding the Gold Within (Q & A with director after film) 

3:00 pm – SIU Student Center

Nowhere I’d Rather Be
Liar’s Dice

6:00 pm – Guyon Auditorium @ Morris Library

Changing Face of Harlem

7:00 pm – SIU Student Center

Nocturne (Q & A with director after film)
5 Minute Intermission
Alexandria Leaving

6:00 pm – Guyon Auditorium @ Morris Library

Gaia
The Urban World

Sunday, March 1

10:00 am – SIU Student Center

Girls Make Movies retrospective

11:00 am – SIU Student Center

Best of the Fest
Big Muddy Film Festival Awards

1:00 pm – SIU Student Center

Closing Reception

4:00pm – Location TBD
Sunday Night Feature & Shorts
(To be announced at a later date)

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