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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 • 6:40pm - 8:40pm
Life & Liberty Shorts sponsored by Dorothy McDaniel's Flower Market LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

This shorts block is a part of the Life & Liberty Sidebar sponsored by EBSCO.

This screening is sponsored by Dorothy McDaniel's Flower Market.

Documentaries focused on the human spirit and challenging issues of our day.

There's Always Hope City of Birmingham
Run Time: 10
USA
A glimpse into the revitalization happening in North Birmingham.

The Champion
Directors: Patrick McGowan, Brett Garamella
Run Time: 18
USA
A former Iraqi boxing champion, Estaifan Shilaita overcomes tremendous hardships as he builds a special bond with his family and taxi cab customers in Chicago.

More than Music
Director: Senegal Babacar Ndiaye
Run Time: 13
USA
At a time when hip-hop seems to be headed in a disappointing direction, there exists an underexposed community of artists who have managed to transform the genre to address their community's needs.

Black & White
Director: Ginnard Archibald
Run Time: 3
USA
Meet Birmingham in all her color.

For the Children
Directors: William Johnston-Carter, Danielle Bryant
Run Time: 12
USA
A day in the life of a Mexican migrant field worker in Northern Alabama as he discusses his impressions of America and strives to provide a stable future for his children.

GOOD WHITE PEOPLE
Directors: Jarrod Welling-Cann, Erick Stoll
Run Time: 7
USA
A personal look at the effects of gentrification on one family in Cincinnati, Ohio, when a development company buys the building they rent.

Namibian Craft: the Unknown & the Outsiders
Director: Becky Beamer
Run Time: 17
USA
An intimate snapshot of the current craft culture narrative in Namibia as seen by an outsider.

Frame 394
Director: Rich Williamson
Run Time: 29
Canada
The story of a young man from Toronto who entangles himself in one of America's most high-profile police shootings.


Saturday August 27, 2016 6:40pm - 8:40pm
First Church Birmingham 518 19th St North Birmingham, AL 35203

Attendees (33)