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21st Annual Sidewalk Film Festival presented by Regions Bank

August 19, 2019 - August 25, 2019

Free – $295

To contact the box office during Festival week (August 19-25, 2019), please call (205) 261-9490 or visit us in person at The Pizitz Building (corner of 2nd Ave. N. and 19th St. N., enter from 19th St.).


Join us for the 21st Annual Sidewalk Film Festival! 7 days of films, parties, food, and special events all around downtown Birmingham.

Established in 1999 as the flagship program of the Sidewalk Film Center and Cinema, Sidewalk Film Festival has perfected its own personal trifecta of quality film programming, filmmaker networking, and pure fun.

-Repeatedly recognized by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the Top 25 Festivals in the World
-recognized by TIME Magazine as one of the Top 10 Festivals for the Rest of Us
-Finalist for Best Festival in the 2018 Best of Birmingham Awards

Sidewalk annually brings over 200 films to The Magic City. Low-priced passes, a concentrated footprint, and Southern Hospitality encourage filmmakers and attendees alike to connect during the festival week.

Sidewalk actively strives to bring a variety of film to its audience. To that end, we are pleased to highlight civil and social issues in our Life & Liberty track, diversity-related topics and black filmmakers in our Black Lens track, LGBTQ filmmakers and content with our SHOUT track, and family-friendly programming with our Family Film Festival track. As an Alabama festival in a city with multiple universities, we also spotlight our Alabama filmmakers and our student filmmakers.

Event photo by Becca Paul.


August 19, 2019
August 25, 2019
Free – $295
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Historic Theatre District
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States + Google Map
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