Little Muddy Film and Media Festival to highlight work done by SIU students

CARBONDALE - A celebration of work by Southern Illinois University Carbondale students will be showcased at the fourth Little Muddy Film and Media Festival.

The annual festival is from 6 to 8 p.m., April 13 in Morris Library's John C. Guyon Auditorium. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m.

Where the Big Muddy Film Festival, which just celebrated its 40th anniversary in February is an international festival, the "Little Muddy" celebrates the work of SIU students, said Aster Arseneau, a Little Muddy event director.

"The Little Muddy is a chance for our talented students to show their work," said Arseneau, a junior in cinema and photography.

Hassan Pitts, technology coordinator for the College of Mass Communication and Media Art and Big Muddy Film Festival director, agrees, adding that the festival brings together creative students from throughout campus.

"What's great about the Little Muddy is that it is a way to celebrate the creativity of SIUC students at an event organized by our own students," he said. "Little Muddy Film and Media Festival is a way for the students to come together on a more intimate scale and concentrate on us."