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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 • 3:15pm - 5:15pm
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The Hand in the Trunk
Director: Robert Clay
Run Time: 5
In 1979, Birmingham News photographer Jerry Ayres and reporter Mark Winne pursue a car driving through the Birmingham area with a hand waving for help from the trunk.

Hollis Treasures
Director: R. Todd Campbell
Run Time: 12
Peruse the hidden gem of Birmingham, Tim Hollis's Hollis Treasures museum. With toys and games from the 60s, 70s and 80s, the museum not only preserves the memories of countless visitors, but also the memories of an entire life.

On the Horizon
Director: Lauren Musgrove
Run ime: 14
With an abundance of hot, sunny days, Alabama has an incredible solar resource. Learn about Alabama's vast solar potential and the impediments and policy barriers that are holding back its solar success.

Seeding Fear
Director: Craig Jackson
Run Time: 11
Meet Michael White, a fourth generation farmer and seed cleaner, who has faced down Mosanto.

Company Town
Directors: Amir Ahmed, Gina Sherman
Run Time: 9
Globalization makes a big local impact on the city of Fairfield. When U.S. Steel closed its doors, workers were left jobless and a community struggles to meet the needs of citizens.

Run Time: 10

Sharing the Secrets
Director: Drew Perlmutter
Run Time: 13
Follow the passionate and daring cavers as they explore the breathtaking hidden treasures of Alabama's Northeast.

Directors: Amber Pope, Suzanna Swanson
Run Time: 9
Birmingham’s historic Fountain Heights neighborhood fights against a new highway plan that will further divide it from the rest of the city.

Eat White Dirt
Director: Adam Forrester
Run Time: 38
Earth-eating has been documented since 400 BCE, and it persists as a practice to 2016. By sharing the ongoing narrative of contemporary scientists and modern-day accounts from practitioners, the tradition emerges as a counterpoint to the misguided stigmas often associated with eating white dirt.

Saturday August 27, 2016 3:15pm - 5:15pm CDT
ASFA: Black Box 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203