Program for the 35th Big Muddy Film Festival Announced

Southern Illinois University



35th Annual Big Muddy Film Festival Program Announced

January 28, 2013

The 35th Annual Big Muddy Film Festival at Southern Illinois University Carbondale today announces it’s festival program. The festival, which will take place February 20-24, 2013, will program 58 competition films from 12 different countries in the categories of narrative, animation, experimental, and documentary. The festival program also includes special non-competition screenings, including Future Weather, by Carbondale native Jenny Deller, Empire Builder, by SIUC alumnus Kris Swanberg, and Drop City, by Joan Grossman and Tim McCourt. Other highlights include a non-competition screening of short films made by high school and middle-school students, special late-night screenings, and special selections from the John Michaels Award Committee, which annually selects films with an urgent message of social, political, or environmental significance.

The festival schedule can be found online at