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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 sidewalk@sidewalkfest.com.

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Saturday, August 27 • 12:25pm - 2:05pm
Saturday Shorts: Creative Arts LIMITED

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From architecture to music to film, these films explore how the arts permeate and drive daily lives in both light-hearted and serious ways.

Sing for Your Supper
Director: Mu Sun
Run Time: 16
In a totalitarian world where one only eats as well as they can sing, a man must overcome his bout of laryngitis if he ever wants to eat again.

Just a Song
Director: Gina Hirsch
Run Time: 6
A songwriter shares his new song with his girlfriend and things get a little weird.

Bliss Blue
Director: Elle Schneider
Run Time: 11
A woman in crisis searches for just the right shade at her hometown paint store. Her reacquaintance with two women from her past does not help.

a film by Vera Vaughn
Director: Sorrel Brae
Run Time: 11
In this supernatural digital-age thriller, a filmmaker falls through the looking glass when she must face her own terrifying creation.

The Love Song of M. Anderson Vincent
Director: Chen Gu
Rn Time: 19
Two strangers meet in the dreamy haze of a smoke-filled bar, and one of them wakes up too soon.

The Lot
Director: Russell Blanchard
Run Time: 16
When a lonely cafe owner struggles to help an outcast boy build a fort on a blighted lot, their project and budding friendship is threatened by a city ordinance.

Off Track Betty
Directors: Clayton Dean Smith
Run Time: 19
In an ever-changing corner of New York City, a longtime resident realizes she no longer recognizes the neighborhood that she calls home. Unsure about her future, she is confronted by a young man with a direct link to her past.

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Clayton Dean Smith

Filmmaker, Actor
Clayton is a filmmaker and actor in NYC. He also serves on Midtown Manhattan's Community Board. Born and raised in Kansas City, with family in Austin.


Saturday August 27, 2016 12:25pm - 2:05pm CDT
ASFA: Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203