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    Sidewalk Film Festival

    310 18th St. N.
    Suite 100
    Birmingham , AL 35203
    205-324-0888  |  Fax: 205-324-0888

    Website: sidewalkfest.com


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    Mission: The Alabama Moving Image Association was created to inspire, encourage and support films and filmmaking in Alabama.  

    Company Overview

    ·      USA Today says 'Top Ten Places for a Fabulous...

    Mission: The Alabama Moving Image Association was created to inspire, encourage and support films and filmmaking in Alabama.  

    Company Overview

    ·      USA Today says 'Top Ten Places for a Fabulous Film Festival'

    ·      One of TIME Magazine's 'Film Festivals for the Rest of Us'

    ·      One of Chris Gore's 'Best Vacation Film Festivals' in the Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide

    ·      'Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals' and 'Best Kept Secret' in MovieMaker Magazine

    Description: The Sidewalk Film Festival is an annual, non-profit celebration of new independent cinema in Downtown Birmingham.  Aside from the initial festival in late August, Sidewalk offers year round programming for film makers and audiences alike.  This years festival is set to take place August 22-24, 2014.  

    Since its debut in 1999, filmmakers from across the country and around the world have come to Birmingham to screen their work at Sidewalk and have been thrilled to discover fresh, enthusiastic crowds eager to devour new independent cinema.  Typically, the festival attracts around 10,000 people annually and brings in over 500 volunteers.  

    Sidewalk offers up to 200 short films and feature films over the course of three days.  Low-priced weekend passes provide easy access to Sidewalk venues, encouraging attendees to seek out new films they may not see otherwise. With ten venues located within Birmingham’s historic Theatre District, the festival mainly centers around the beautiful Alabama Theater (a 2,200 seat movie palace built by Paramount in 1927).  The economic impact of Sidewalk Film Festival is estimated to be 1.5 million annually.  

    "I liked it all.  The films.  The panels.  The venues.  The city." --David McMath

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    Upcoming Events

    19th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival

    Presented by Sidewalk Film Festival at Sidewalk Film Festival

    August 22 - August 27, 2017

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    • Event Name: Sidewalk Film Festival
      Article: Birmingham, Sidewalk Film Festival get rave reviews from visiting filmmakers
      Birmingham News - Aug 25, 2013
      By Bob Carlton

      BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Birmingham in general and the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival in particular have made quite an impression on some of the filmmakers here for this weekend’s 15th annual edition of the independent film festival, which concludes… Expand

      BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Birmingham in general and the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival in particular have made quite an impression on some of the filmmakers here for this weekend’s 15th annual edition of the independent film festival, which concludes today at several venues downtown. Collapse

    • Article: Documentary Discussions
      Birmingham Magazine - Aug 01, 2013
      By Steven Katona

      Watching the latest blockbuster at a local movie theater, lights dimmed and sound booming, is just another slice of American pie. But Sidewalk Film Festival’s E-Series gives the recipe a twist.
      This year, the staff of the popular film festiva… Expand

      Watching the latest blockbuster at a local movie theater, lights dimmed and sound booming, is just another slice of American pie. But Sidewalk Film Festival’s E-Series gives the recipe a twist.
      This year, the staff of the popular film festival, which will be held in August, decided to try something new. They’re sharing documentary films with the Birmingham community and engaging in conversation about its elements and themes, similar to a book club. A panel of local experts views the film with the audience and joins in the discussion. Collapse

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