Spotlights

With a mantra of “something for everyone”, 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, black filmmakers and diversity-related topics in our Black Lens track, and LGBTQ filmmakers and stories with our SHOUT track. As an Alabama festival in a city with multiple universities, we also spotlight local and student filmmakers in ourĀ Alabama track.

Black Lens

Now in its seventh year, the Black Lens track aims to shine a light on some of the most outstanding feature narrative and documentary films produced by and starring people […]

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SHOUT

Launched in 2006, SHOUT showcases features, documentaries, and short films that explore issues and situations involving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities. SHOUT is Alabama’s first queer film […]

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Alabama

Alabama might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think about filmmaking, but the craft is alive and well in the deep south. Sidewalk’s mission is […]

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Life + Liberty

Life + Liberty films focus on historic civil rights events and modern-day human rights issues in the most appropriate of venues – downtown Birmingham, the center of the 1960s Civil […]

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August 21-27, 2023

Sidewalk Film Festival

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