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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 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
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Aaron Hillis

Video Free Brooklyn
Aaron Hillis was recently praised by Brooklyn Magazine as one of "The 100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture." He is a NYC-based film critic who has written for such outlets as The Village Voice, Time Out NY, Variety, VICE, LA Weekly, and Filmmaker Magazine. Aaron is also... Read More →
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Mary Katherine McElroy

Operations Manager, Texas Theatre

Saturday August 27, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm CDT
Ruston Theatre at McWane Enter from 3d Ave. N.