38th Annual

Big Muddy Film Festival

February 21, 2017 to February 26, 2017

 
Category

Narrative

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
August 29, 2016
Regular Discounted
Under 10 Minutes 20.00 *
Under 40 Minutes 25.00 *
Over 40 Minutes 30.00 *
Regular Deadline
September 26, 2016
Regular Discounted
Under 10 Minutes 25.00 *
Under 40 Minutes 30.00 *
Over 40 Minutes 35.00 30.00
Late Deadline
October 31, 2016
Regular Discounted
Under 10 Minutes 35.00 30.00
Under 40 Minutes 40.00 35.00
Over 40 Minutes 45.00 40.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately January 24, 2017

RUNTIME
A runtime of any length is permitted

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2015

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Media Files
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:


Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best of Narrative
A cash prize for this award will be determined by our Jury

John Michaels Award
Presented to the best work entered to the festival that promotes human rights, peace, or environmental conservation. This film will be selected from all films across the four categories.
Sponsor:Department of Cinema & Photography
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

Accepted Formats:
For pre-viewing: DVD NTSC R1 & R0, .MOV Quicktime, WAB Online Screeners. For The Festival screening: DVD NTSC R1 & R0, .MOV Quicktime. We now accept high quality .MOV screeners via Dropbox, get in touch with info@bigmuddyfilm.com for more information.

This category accepts any narrative film of any length.

A Best of Narrative award is given by our Jury.

Submission: Each work submitted should be accompanied by an entry form and fee. Please submit only one film for each entry form, and include only one film per screener DVD.

Multiple submissions are welcome. If you wish to submit more than one film, please use separate entry forms and screener DVDs.

Works must be in English or with English subtitles. All films should be
completed after Jan. 2013. Works that had been previously submitted to The Big Muddy Film Festival are not eligible.

Shipping: Please do not mail films in fiber filled envelopes. Remember to label your film(s) with the WAB Tracking ID, director/producer's names, film title, and running time.

Please make check or money order payable to: Southern Illinois University Carbondale. You will be notified via Withoutabox upon receipt of your DVD and submission fee.

Anyone associated with Southern Illinois University is not eligible to
submit their films to the Big Muddy Film Festival.