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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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Thursday, August 25
 

5:30pm

Sidewalk/SHOUT Filmmaker & Sponsor Reception - LANYARDS ONLY
Welcome to the oh-so-swanky South! Festival filmmakers and VIPs are greeted with high quality hospitality at the Historic Rucker Place for an evening garden party that would impress Southern Living. Sponsored by Historic Rucker Place, Savoie Catering, and SAGIndie.


Thursday August 25, 2016 5:30pm - 8:30pm
The Historic Rucker Place 1804 12th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205

9:00pm

Sidewalk/SHOUT After Party-PUBLIC EVENT
Limited Capacity seats available

Come celebrate the start of the festival with the filmmakers that make it possible and sing a little karoke too!

Thursday August 25, 2016 9:00pm - Friday August 26, 2016 12:00am
Brown Derby 3630 6th Ave. S., Birmingham, AL
 
Friday, August 26
 

11:30am

Sidewalk/SHOUT Filmmaker Luncheon & Retreat - FILMMAKERS ONLY
FILMMAKERS ONLY- RSVP REQUIRED

Friday August 26, 2016 11:30am - 4:00pm
Make Bham; Saturn

5:00pm

Opening Night Donor Reception - INVITE ONLY
Limited Capacity seats available

The rooftop of the gorgeous art deco Kress Building will play host to this year's donors, offering catering from James Beard award-winning chef, Chris Hastings of Hot and Hot Fish Club, cocktails, bocce, and a bird's-eye view of the Alabama Theatre. Sponsored by Hot and Hot Fish Club, Korbel, Back Forty Beer Co., Ovenbird, Revelator Coffee, Dorothy McDaniel's Flower Market, and Wiggins Childs Pantazis Fisher & Goldfarb.

Sponsors
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Coopers' Craft

Liquor Distiller, Brown-Forman
Coopers' Craft is the first new bourbon introduced in 20 years by Brown-Forman. It is a tribute to the hard working coopers who have been raising our barrels by hand since 1945. As the only major distiller to make our own new white oak barrels, we realize it's the barrel that contributes... Read More →
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Hot and Hot Fish Club

Hot and Hot Fish Club
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Revelator Coffee Company

Serving You, Revelator Coffee Company
Beautiful coffee, tea, and espresso right across the street from the Alabama Theatre. We'll also have plenty of bottled water and grab-and-go food items for festival goers. Come see our space! We're extremely excited to be part of Downtown Birmingham's resurgence, particularly here... Read More →


Friday August 26, 2016 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Kress Building Rooftop 301 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

5:00pm

Theatre District Throwdown-FREE PUBLIC EVENT
Join us for the first annual Theatre District Throwdown and kick-off your Sidewalk weekend with three great music acts, food trucks, ice cold Back Forty Brewing Co. beer, wine and more.

5:00- 5:45 - Hunter Slade https://www.facebook.com/hunterslade/?fref=ts
6:00- 6:45 - Pen Pals https://www.facebook.com/penpals205/?fref=ts
7:00- 7:45 - Future Primitives https://www.facebook.com/FuturePrimitives123/?fref=ts Featured Food Trucks and Carts: The Heavenly Donut
Repicci's Italian Ice & Gelato
Cantina on Wheels
Eugene's Hot Chicken
Lazy Boy
Old Town Pizza
Snapper Grabbers

Friday August 26, 2016 5:00pm - 7:30pm
3rd Ave N; 1800 Block 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:00pm

Opening Night After Party
Limited Capacity seats available

Celebrate 18 years of Sidewalk in downtown Birmingham's Theatre District , under the twinkling lights of the Alabama Theatre and Lyric Theatre marquees, with late night snacks from Savoie Catering, ice cold Back Forty Brewing Co. beers, wine, and live entertinament from Shaheed & DJ Supreme and Nerves Baddington. lPlus, mini-golf, corn hole and multiple photo booths! Admission to this party is included with Opening Night Passes, Weekend Passes and VIP Passes.


Friday August 26, 2016 10:00pm - Saturday August 27, 2016 1:00am
3rd Ave N; 1800 Block 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
 
Saturday, August 27
 

11:00am

Sidewalk Food Truck Rally
Sidewalk is partnering with B'ham Food Trucks to bring the best food to the 18th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival presented by Regions, August 26-28, 2016! Come grab a bite from the best food trucks in town, catch a set from a local artist on the Sidewalk Central Stage, and more, all in Birmingham's historic theatre district.

We will also have Coca-Cola products, wine and Back Forty Beer Co. Beer available for sale on-site.

This is a FREE event and open to everyone! Purchase of festival tickets not required. Check below for schedule and locations.

FOOD TRUCK RALLY
Sidewalk Central
3rd Ave N in between 18th and 19th St N
and
Alabama School of Fine Arts
800 19th St N

Check back soon for more participating trucks!

Repicci's Italian Ice & Gelato
Eugene's Hot Chicken
Lazy Boy BBQ
Old Town Pizza
Snapper Grabber's Coastal Kitchen
Cantina on Wheels
Saw's Street Kitchen
Greg's Hot Dogs
Full Moon BBQ
NOLA Ice
IZabellas Italian Sandwiches
That's My Dawg



Saturday August 27, 2016 11:00am - 9:00pm
3rd Ave N; 1800 Block 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

6:00pm

Sazerac + Sidewalk Pop-up
Swing by Sidewalk Central on Saturday August 27th from 6–7pm to receive a complimentary sample of the famed Sazerac cocktail. While there, meet James Martin, the director of The New Orleans Sazerac, a short documentary that explores the expansive history and modern applications of the classic cocktail through interviews with historians, authors, experts, and bartenders. To make the perfect Sazerac combine one part technique, one part interpretation, and a dash of folklore.

The New Orleans Sazerac will screen on Sunday, August 28th at 5:15pm at ASFA: Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre as part of the Sunday Alabama Documentary Shorts block. Cheers!

Artists
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James Martin

filmmaker & designer
James Martin is a filmmaker and designer living in Atlanta, Georgia. He loves making movies, eating burgers, sipping bourbon, branding restaurants and playing with his dog Cilantro. He produced Bubble (2013), Call Me (music video for St. Paul and the Broken Bones, 2014), and Little... Read More →



Saturday August 27, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
3rd Ave N; 1800 Block 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

9:00pm

Glow in the Dark '90s Dance Party
Limited Capacity seats available

Glow with us at the biggest '90s rooftop dance party in Alabama! Aveda Institute will be on hand to help you day-glo paint your body and our DJ will be playing all your favorite '90s jams, and as always we have a couple of fun surprises up our collective sleeve. Plus+++ Pizza, Back Forty Brewing Co. Beer, Wine, Coopers' Craft Bourbon!

Sponsors
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Coopers' Craft

Liquor Distiller, Brown-Forman
Coopers' Craft is the first new bourbon introduced in 20 years by Brown-Forman. It is a tribute to the hard working coopers who have been raising our barrels by hand since 1945. As the only major distiller to make our own new white oak barrels, we realize it's the barrel that contributes... Read More →


Saturday August 27, 2016 9:00pm - Sunday August 28, 2016 1:00am
Birmingham Parking Authority Deck 7 509 North 17th Street Birmingham (entrance on order of 18th Ave. N.)
 
Sunday, August 28
 

11:00am

Sidewalk Food Truck Rally
Sidewalk is partnering with B'ham Food Trucks to bring the best food to the 18th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival presented by Regions, August 26-28, 2016! Come grab a bite from the best food trucks in town, catch a set from a local artist on the Sidewalk Central Stage, and more, all in Birmingham's historic theatre district.

We will also have Coca-Cola products, wine and Back Forty Beer Co. Beer available for sale on-site.

This is a FREE event and open to everyone! Purchase of festival tickets not required. Check below for schedule and locations.

FOOD TRUCK RALLY
Sidewalk Central
3rd Ave N in between 18th and 19th St N
and
Alabama School of Fine Arts
800 19th St N

Check back soon for more participating trucks!

Repicci's Italian Ice & Gelato
Eugene's Hot Chicken
Cantina on Wheels
Greg's Hot Dogs
Full Moon BBQ
NOLA Ice
That's My Dawg




Sunday August 28, 2016 11:00am - 7:00pm
3rd Ave N; 1800 Block 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

8:00pm

Awards Show Cocktail Reception - FILMMAKERS ONLY
Limited Capacity seats available

A pre-awards ceremony reception thanking our filmmakers.

The Lyric Theatre is sponsored by the City of Birmingham. 


Sunday August 28, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Lyric Theatre 1800 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

11:00pm

Sidewalk/SHOUT Filmmakers Midnight Breakfast - FILMMAKERS ONLY
FILMMAKERS ONLY


Sunday August 28, 2016 11:00pm - Monday August 29, 2016 12:00am
Rojo 2921 Highland Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205