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 to encourage, inspire, and support filmmaking and the appreciation of independent film in Alabama, and one of the many ways we serve this mission is through the Alabama films track at the festival each year. These are films that were either shot in Alabama, were made by an Alabama-based filmmaker, or utilize Alabama cast and crew- sometimes all three.

Alabama Spotlight – 2020 Info Coming Soon




Alabama Spotlight 2019

This is a special presentation of some Alabama-made short films. There will be a brief intermission between the narrative shorts and the documentary shorts. This shorts block will end with a Q&A with all filmmakers in attendance.


Directed by Allison Reynolds
8 minutes ● USA
Autumn, a teenage girl, will do whatever it takes to “fix” her crooked teeth.

October 31st
Directed by Laurel Taylor
13 minutes ● USA
Something goes wrong for a group of friends at a Halloween party.

Directed by Logan Lanier
13 minutes ● USA
Alex, a whimsical child, sneaks out of her house in search of the perfect hiding spot.


A Day And Two Hours Late
Directed by Greg Womble
18 minutes ● USA
Three friends recall the night they served as entourage for gonzo journalist Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, and how it changed them forever.

Anthem for the Middle-Aged Band
Directed by Rebecca Pugh
10 minutes ● USA
A local band that broke up comes back together after nearly 20 years.

Select Alabama Alumni Films