Sidewalk Film is a dynamic federally recognized, 501c3 non-profit organization and a top tier cultural organization in Birmingham, Alabama. We develop opportunities for diverse audiences to discover film through creative, thought-provoking screenings and experiences and offer educational and networking programs for students, amateurs and working professionals.

If you are looking for a way to make a real impact on the community while building and/or strengthening your brand, sponsor the Sidewalk Film Festival, Sidewalk Film Education/Outreach Programs or any of our fantastic mini-festivals, series or special programs within the Cinema.

Why Partner with Sidewalk Film?

  • Custom Activation: Sidewalk Film events provide opportunities for participant education, product sampling, demonstrations and other direct forms of engagement with our loyal audience members, helping to create stronger brand awareness.
  • Engaging Audiences: All of Sidewalk’s events focus on specific audiences which allows our sponsors the opportunity to maximize brand visibility and awareness. Prior to and throughout our longer events, like the Sidewalk Film Festival, sponsor representatives are invited to participate in a wide variety of networking events with other community and business leaders.
  • Enhanced Marketing: Sidewalk Film’s development and marketing teams are motivated to spread the word about each of our events and while celebrating all of our partners. Each of our programs has a multi-faceted marketing and pubic relations strategy that includes everything from old school, grass roots promotions like posters to sophisticated social media campaigns, so you can be sure that your brand will be seen well beyond the walls of the Sidewalk Cinema.
  • Client/Employee Entertainment: Sponsorship provides a great opportunity for entertaining business associates, clients and employees during Festivals, screenings, receptions and other special events.
  • Media Coverage: Sidewalk Film’s acclaimed programming and stellar hospitality garner media attention from local and national outlets and our sponsors are included in press releases and media alerts.

Special Programs


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August 22-28, 2022

Sidewalk Film Festival

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