The 18th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival August 26-28
Sidewalk Film Festival is produced by the Alabama Moving Image Association, a federally recognized 501c3 non-profit organization with a mission to inspire, encourage and support filmgoers, the city of Birmingham and the filmmaking community. In addition to hosting the annual film festival, we host monthly networking and educational events, a monthly documentary series, short film and screenwriting competitions, manage a youth board and a variety of other year-round programs.
Tickets sales to our events cover approximately 1/3 of our annual operating cash budget, so we depend on corporate sponsors, grant-making organizations and individuals like you to survive. if you’d like to know more about supporting Sidewalk, please contact us at email@example.com.
Using Sched.org as our primary scheduling tool, we are happy to offer four different ways to view this year’s lineup. By hovering your cursor over the "Schedule" tab below, you can take your pick of a Simple, Expanded, Grid, or By Venue view.
The Alabama Theatre is sponsored by the Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau.
This screening is sponsored by JLP, Inc.
Chicken People provides a fascinating peek into the highly entertaining world of competitive champion show chicken breeders. The film follows an eccentric cast of chicken enthusiasts, including a racecar engine designer, a recovering alcoholic, and an 80’s revival musical performer. They all have one thing in common: their quest to win at the Ohio National Poultry Show, considered the Westminster dog show for chickens. The “real life Waiting For Guffman” reference is obvious, but Chicken People also has a surprising and endearing amount of heart. - Rachel Ahrnsen