Series

Scramble

Sep 26
The Sidewalk Scramble is a timed filmmaking competition fueled by caffeine and competition in which teams are challenged to create a short film — from concept to completion – within...

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ScreenTalk

Sep 26
A monthly documentary film and discussion initiative designed to stimulate conversation, ScreenTalk happens on the third Tuesday of every month at the Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema. Each screening is...

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Screentalk

Sep 26
A monthly documentary film and discussion initiative designed to stimulate conversation, ScreenTalk happens on the third Tuesday of every month at the Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema. Each screening is...

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Filmmaker Happy Hour

Sep 26
Join us for Filmmaker Happy Hour at the Sidewalk Cinema Bar! This event is free and open to the public.

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SIDEWALK X STOWE STORY LABS

Sep 26
Sidewalk is pleased to partner with Vermont-based non-profit Stowe Story Labs to offer the third annual Sidewalk/Stowe Narrative Lab from August 25-28 during the 23rd Annual Sidewalk Film Festival. This...

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Reframe

Sep 26
Reframe is an in-school program where middle school students can learn filmmaking skills alongside what they’re already learning. Reframe is made possible through funding from Alabama Power Foundation, AAEI, and...

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SIDEWRITE SCREENPLAY COMPETITION

Sep 26
A division of the Sidewalk Film Festival started in 2004, Sidewrite’s mission is to discover and reward talented screenwriters in Alabama and around the world. The screenplay competition aims to...

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Locals Only

Sep 26
The Locals Only series brings feature films or collections of short films made by Alabama filmmakers to the Sidewalk screen in curated monthly screenings. Locals Only showcases the best and...

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Tech & Technique

Sep 26
Tech & Technique Workshops offer a chance to gain hands-on experience under the guidance of a filmmaking professional. From lighting kits to horror makeup, each workshop focuses on a specific...

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Youth Board

Sep 26
The Sidewalk Youth Board is a group of high school students from across the Birmingham area who share a love for movies. The Youth Board writes, produces, directs, edits, and...

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COVID-19 TEEN VIDEO CHALLENGE

Sep 26
Here’s the full playlist of our winning 2020 films! Thanks to everybody who submitted! COVID-19 and the preventive measures taken by the government has, understandably, disrupted much of public life....

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Field Trips

Sep 26
Book a trip to the Cinema for your class field trip! Browse our selection of current and upcoming films and see what's playing now. Request a trip with the form...

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Book + Film Club

Sep 26
Book + Film Club Sidewalk’s Book + Film Club unites movie and book lovers for a monthly film screening and discussion about famous films and the people who make them....

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Adaptation Club

Sep 26
Welcome to Adaptation Club! Many of your favorite films may have been adapted to the screen from novels, short stories, and plays – or from earlier versions of the film,...

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Salon

Sep 26
Sidewalk Salon is a FREE monthly networking and educational event aimed at filmmakers and film fans alike. Join us the 1st Tuesday of each month (with a few exceptions, like...

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Black Lens Film Week

Feb 01 - Feb 28
Black Lens Film Week aims to shine a light on some of the most outstanding feature narrative and documentary films produced by and starring people of color. The Black Lens...

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Women in Film Week

Mar 01 - Mar 31
Sidewalk's Women In Film Week will feature important, innovative and influential films directed or written by women. This celebration of Women in Film will acknowledge the important artistic and technical...

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Membership Drive

Apr 01 - Apr 30
Join Sidewalk today and enjoy year-round perks, including discounted admission to all of our screenings and festival passes, invitations to special member-only events, discounts on rentals, merchandise, concessions, and more!...

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SHOUT LGBTQ+

Jun 01 - Jun 30

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LatinX Film Week

Sep 01 - Sep 30

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Jewish Film Week

Nov 01 - Nov 30
Sidewalk Jewish Film Week is a cinematic exploration of Jewish culture, history, art, and life in Israel. Sponsorship Opportunities for Jewish Film Series

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Book + Film Club

Jan 01 - Dec 31
Book + Film Club unites movie and book lovers for a monthly film screening and discussion about famous films and the people who make them. More info here. Sponsored by...

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Bad Movie Night

Jan 01 - Dec 31
It's bad. It's a movie. It's free. Join us for our monthly celebration of bad cinema- riffs, roasts, cheers, and jeers encouraged. You won't know what the title is before...

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Midnight Madness

Jan 01 - Dec 31
We’re excited to announce the Sidewalk Cinema’s first ever late night movie series, Midnight Madness! We’ll have a different culty, fun film on the screen at midnight one weekend night...

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Adaptation Club

Jan 01 - Dec 31
Adaptation Club is a monthly book and film club where participants get to read the source material for important films. More info here.

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August 22-28, 2022

Sidewalk Film Festival

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