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Big Muddy Film Festival Set for March 17-31

CARBONDALE – The 43rd edition of the Big Muddy Film Festival as SIU Carbondale will provide a few new twists.

One of the nation’s oldest film festivals affiliated with a university and widely known for strong documentaries that highlight social issues, the virtual event will include a category for films shot with smartphones.

The 2021 festival, set for March 17-31, will also feature competitive films in four other categories: animation, experimental and narrative, along with virtual juror presentations. This year’s festival will feature 83 selections from 228 submissions, with five films presented as feature presentations.

Details on the selected films and the festival will be available on the Big Muddy Film Festival website and Facebook and Instagram pages.