Education

Our education programs work to foster the 21st century skills necessary to be an active citizen in our increasingly media centric society, to plant the seeds for the film and media artists of the future by offering training and networking opportunities to facilitate the creation of new film and video work and to celebrate film as an art form.

 

Adaptation Club

Dec 05
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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Book + Film Club

Dec 05
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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Family & Teen Book + Film Clubs

Family & Teen Book + Film Clubs

Dec 05
Sidewalk’s Family Book + Film Club is film fun for the whole family! Based on our monthly Book+ Film Clubs, this summer program is an opportunity for families to share...

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Field Trips

Dec 05
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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Filmmaker Happy Hour

Dec 05
Join us for Filmmaker Happy Hour at the Sidewalk Cinema Bar! This event is free and open to the public.

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Reframe

Dec 05
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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Salon

Dec 05
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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Scramble

Dec 05
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

Dec 05
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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SIDEWALK X STOWE STORY LABS

Dec 05
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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SIDEWRITE SCREENPLAY COMPETITION

Dec 05
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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Tech & Technique

Dec 05
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

Dec 05
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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August 21-27, 2023

Sidewalk Film Festival

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