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19-Apr-2014 6:08pm PDT  

 

Big Muddy Film Festival

36 Annual February 18, 2014 to February 23, 2014

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Southern Illinois University
Department of Cinema & Photography
1100 Lincoln Drive, Room 1101
Carbondale IL 62901-6610
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Phone: 618-453-8301
Fax: 618-453-2264
info@bigmuddyfilm.com
http://bigmuddyfilm.com/

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Animation
The animation category seeks innovative works in all traditions of frame-by-frame and computer-animated filmmaking.

Documentary
This category seeks provocative works in all traditions of Documentary filmmaking.
Experimental
Big Muddy's Experimental category showcases provocative work from all traditions of avant garde cinema.
Narrative
The Big Muddy narrative category is seeking unique characters and engaging stories from any genre of narrative filmmaking. Comedies, dramas, tragedies, westerns, space odysseys, and musicals are all welcome.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
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.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Big Muddy Film Festival, based at Southern Illinois University Carbondale has become one of the best-respected, wholly independent, community-focused film festivals. In its 36th year, Big Muddy is among the oldest student-organized film festivals in the United States.

The Festival provides cash awards to the best works in competition in the categories of experimental, documentary, narrative, and animation. The program is juried by three artists or critics of national and international recognition. Past Jurors have included Barbara Hammer, Naomi Uman, Jim Jarmusch, Kerry Laitala, James Benning, Tomonari Nishikawa, and Sasha Waters-Freyer.

A panel of local activists awards The John Michaels Memorial Film Award, which honors films that address themes of peace, justice, community action, human rights, and environmental conservation.

As always, votes from the audience determine the Audience Choice Award.

ORGANIZERS
Elisa Herrmann (Faculty Advisor) ; Michele Torre (Faculty Advisor) ; Mickey Everrett ; Nick Nylen (Head Coordinator)

GENERAL RULES
Accepted Formats:
For pre-viewing: DVD NTSC R1 & R0
For The Festival screening: .MOV Quicktime, DVCAM, Mini-DV. Only NTSC format will be accepted.

The Big Muddy Film Festival is looking for films of any style, length, content, and genre. The Festival is organized into the categories of experimental, narrative, documentary, and animation.

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.

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. 2012. 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 sumbmission fee.

Judges and Awards
The festival invites three judges of national and international recognition, who determine the winners and award cash prizes. Past judges have included Kerry Laitala, Naomi Uman, Jonathan Caouette, Usama Alshaibi, Sarah Elder, Jay Rosenblatt, Jean Sousa, Barbara Hammer, Suzan Pitt, Robert Frank, James Benning, Santiago Alvarez, Trinh Minh-ha, Christine Choy and Jim Jarmusch.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

*Terms and Conditions* Accepted Formats: For pre-viewing: DVD NTSC R1 & R0 (only NTSC format will be accepted), .MOV Quicktime, WAB Online Screeners. For The Festivalscreening: DVD NTSC R1 & R0, .MOV Quicktime. We now accept high quality. MOV screeners via Dropbox, get in touch with info@bigmuddyfilm.com formore information. The Big Muddy Film Festival is looking for films of any style, length, content, and genre. The Festival is organized into the categories of experimental, narrative, documentary, and animation. 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. 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. 2012. 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. Judges and Awards: The festival invites three judges of national and international recognition, who determine the winners and award cash prizes. Past judges have included Kerry Laitala, Naomi Uman, Jonathan Caouette, Usama Alshaibi, Sarah Elder, Jay Rosenblatt, Jean Sousa, Barbara Hammer, Suzan Pitt, Robert Frank, James Benning, Santiago Alvarez, Trinh Minh-ha, Christine Choy and Jim Jarmusch. By entering your motion picture for consideration you attest that you hold all rights and permissions appertaining to the work. Anyone associated with Southern Illinois University is not eligible to submit their films to the Big Muddy Film Festival. I have read, understood, and agreed to the entry guidelines and requirements.