The 2022 Big Muddy Film Festival

Welcome to the Big Muddy Film Festival

Sunday come see three amazing shorts programs at 1 pm with No Neutral Territory, at 3:30 with It Takes a Village and, at 6 pm- come see an incredible award program.


All screenings are free. We ask that everyone wear a mask, and that you choose seating that spreads out in the Varsity’s 137 seat gallery theater. Please check the tabs above for individual screenings.

Our festival jurors, artists and filmmakers Valerie Soe, Roya Ebtehaj and Dan Mirvish wlll present their work online in March. Watch our facebook and instagram accounts for updates which will include a screening of festival juror Dan Mirvish’s new feature film 18½, about a White House transcriber who, in 1974, is thrust into the Watergate scandal when she obtains the only copy of the 18½ minute gap in Nixon’s tapes.

The SIU Museum will continue screening an additional installation of seven films from the festival alongside a fascinating display of the festival’s 44 year history. This program will continue until March 12.