Film Festival

Premiere October 13, 2018, 7:00-9:30 pm

The Judges for the First Annual Big Picture Film Festival


  • Mary Givens

    Mics Uncut, Producer and Host

    Seth Henrikson

    Pottersville Director

    Helen Caldwell

    Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul Script Supervisor

  • Allison Walsh

    Big Picture Film Festival Program Director

Mary Givens
Mics Uncut, Producer and Host
Seth Henrikson
Pottersville Director
Helen Caldwell
Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul Script Supervisor
Allison Walsh
Big Picture Film Festival Program Director


Rules of Entry

The Big Picture Film Festival is for filmmakers in Central Illinois (within 50 miles of Peoria)

Films can run 1-8 minutes long, including credits. (Encouraged to be shorter rather than longer, but stay true to content)

Top films and winners will be selected by a panel of 3 jurors-TBD

Unfortunately, not all entries will show at Big Picture Film Festival- only top films will be shown that are selected by the judges.

Rating of PG-13 or less. No trailers. Films must have been completed in 2016 or later.

Final Videos can be dropped off at the Peoria Riverfront Museum on a flash drive. (flash drive won't be returned until the event date)

Entry Fee is $10 and can be paid at the Riverfront Museum during drop-off. $10 can be paid in cash, credit, or check.

Important Dates:

Submissions open: July 22nd

Submissions closed: August 25th

Announcements of Film Festival Participants: September 22nd

Film Festival Event and Announcement of Winners: October 13th

The Big Picture Film Festival is being held in conjunction with the Big Picture Street Festival on October 13th . Participants are encouraged to attend the mural festival during the day of the film festival.