Join us for the 21st Annual Sidewalk Film Festival in downtown Birmingham, Alabama from August 19th – 25th. Another year of great films, food, parties, panels, and a first look at our brand new cinema is the perfect way to wrap up your summer. Established in 1999 as the flagship program of the Sidewalk Film Center and Cinema, Sidewalk Film Festival has perfected the trifecta of quality film programming, filmmaker networking, and pure fun. Repeatedly recognized by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the Top 25 Festivals in the World and by TIME Magazine as one of the Top 10 Festivals for the Rest of Us, Sidewalk annually brings over 250 independent films to The Magic City. Low-priced passes, a concentrated footprint, and Southern Hospitality encourage filmmakers and attendees alike to connect during the festival week.
Sidewalk actively strives to bring a variety of film to its audience. To that end, we are pleased to highlight civil and social issues in our Life & Liberty track, diversity-related topics and black filmmakers in our Black Lens track, LGBTQ filmmakers and content with our SHOUT track. As an Alabama festival in a city with multiple universities, we also spotlight local and student filmmakers with our Alabama track.
VIP Pass $195 / Weekend Pass $65
Rushton Theatre (McWane Science Center)
Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret Theatre
First Church Birmingham
Alabama School of Fine Arts
Birmingham Museum of Art
See website for parking locations and tram stops
Phone: (205) 324-0888