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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.

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. 

This schedule is subject to change.
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Saturday, August 27 • 10:30am - 12:10pm
SHOUT Shorts LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Bird Of Prey
Director:  Marion Hill
USA
A married woman in her forties navigates a fine line between love and infatuation with her friend's daughter.

Sign
Director: Andrew Keenan-Bolger
Run Time: 14
USA
Through vignettes, music, and sign language, "Sign" tells the story of a relationship between Ben, a hearing man, and Aaron, who is deaf.

Deep End
Director: Ruby Drake
Run Time: 8
through an unexpected crisis in their relationship.

First Night Out
 
Director: Will Mayo
Run Time: 3
USA
A woman takes herself to dinner for the very first time.

The Escape Hatch
Director:  David Willing
Run Time: 10
Australia
A girl walks into a restaurant dressed as Wonder Woman. She flicks her cape, takes a seat at the bar and orders a beer. As the restaurant staff ponder the motive behind this costume, the girl receives a text message and flies out the door. But the next Saturday evening, she’s there again.and with all their information.  I've added them to the SHOUT facebook event already (and gone ahead and added all the other SHOUT shorts' information).

Dawn
Director:  Jake Graff
Run Time: 13
United Kingdom
It's always darkest just before dawn.

Pronouns
Director:  Michael Paulucci
Run Time: 10
USA
A teenager from the South Side of Chicago decides to reveal their true identity during a spoken word performance only to be interrupted by an uninvited guest.

Queens
Director: Lucas Omar
Run Time: 5
USA
After a prom couple spends a romantic night in a hotel, the Southern Belle Prom Queen wakes up to find her boyfriend unusually "dressy."

Why I'm Afraid 
Director: Tanner Robbins
Run Time: 7
USA
Homophobia stalks Matt's mind as he walks across town for a grindr date.

1985
Director: Yen Tan
Run Time: 9
USA
When Adrian, a man with AIDS, wants to hide his symptoms from his estranged mother, he makes a home appointment with a beauty consultant.

Out In Alabama 
Director: Bonnie Blue Edwards
Run Rime: 11
USA
A captivating journey into the lives of LGBT members in Birmingham, Alabama--and a celebration of the friendships formed within Pride events.

Ending the Silence 
Directors: Jo Badgett, Geena Marshall
Run Time: 10
USA
The personal stories of some of the founding members of Alabama's HIV / AIDS organizations.

Easy, a 3 Minute Love Story
Director: Robert Guthrie
Run Time: 3:37
USA
Two high school guys are in love. One's Christian, one's Jewish. A father disapproves, the other's parents are thrilled. Who cares that it's not perfect? They got this. 


Saturday August 27, 2016 10:30am - 12:10pm
ASFA: Recital Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203