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.
Crossing generational boundaries is challenging. These films display just how challenging that crossover can be:
Madam Black Director: Ivan Barge Run Time: 12 minutes New Zealand When a glamour photographer runs over a child's pet, he's forced to fabricate a story about its disappearance.
Where You Are Director: Graham Parkes Run Time: 13 min USA When Jen's son disappears in a game of hide-and-go seek, she unwittingly embarks on a journey through time in order to find him.
Cowboys Director: Bernabé Rico Run Time: 20 min Spain Washed-up actor Martin gets a working offer his agent will not let him pass up: to be the companion of a 5-year-old boy in a costume contest at the amusement park. This gig will change both their lives forever.
Preggo Direector: Kristin Slaysman Run Time: 8 USA One woman prepares for the birth of an unexpected child.
The Quantified Self Director: Gleb Osatinski Run Time: 16 USA When well-meaning parents turn self-tracking into a family religion, the consequences fall outside the quantifiable.
Red Folder Director: Ben Kallam Run Time: 10 USA A high school student tasked with finding his teacher's red folder must confront the implications of an increasingly elusive search.
Winter Light Director: Julian Higgins Run Time: 29 min USA When an aging college professor confronts two hunters trespassing on his remote Montana property, he begins an escalating battle of wills that will test his faith in everything he holds dear. Adapted from a short story by acclaimed author James Lee Burke.
Second Words Director: Jake Hull Run Time: 11 min USA As an aging farmer tries to cook his late wife's beloved meatloaf, a mysterious young woman threatens to upend his memories of the recently departed.