Award Winners from Sidewalk 2019

Jury Awards

ReelSouth Film Award: Some Million Miles

Seed&Spark Award: Technology Lake: Meditations on Death and Sex

Best Black Lens Film:  The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion

Best Family Film:  The Princess Bride According to Kids

Special Family Film Jury Award: Ocean Quest

Family Film Honorable Mention: Age of Bryce 

Best Student Film – TIE: Sanguine, Street Flame

Special Family Film Jury Award: Socks: A Story About Pairs

Honorable Family Film Mentions: Las Madres Perdidas and Mario

Best Documentary Short: All on a Mardi Gras Day

Best Animated Short: The Elephant’s Song

Best Narrative Short: Dom

Kathryn Tucker Storytelling Award: Evelyn x Evelyn

Best Alabama Film: The Death of Dick Long

Special Alabama Jury Mention: Murder in Mobile

Special Alabama Film Mention for Outstanding Actor: Virginia Newcomb in The Death of Dick Long

Best Shout Short: Mudpots

Best Shout Feature: Queen of Lapa

Special Shout Jury Mention for acting – Sydney Sweeney from Clementine

Best Documentary Feature: Scheme Birds

Documentary Jury Honorable mention: Pahokee

Best Narrative Feature: Frances Ferguson 


Audience Awards

Best Narrative Feature: Sword of Trust

Best Documentary Feature: Circus of Books

Best Shout Film: Gay Chorus Deep South

Best Black Lens Film: Iron Grit

Best Alabama Film: TIE – Murder in Mobile and Foosballers

Best Narrative Short: The One You Never Forget

Best Documentary Short: The Love Bugs


Programmers’ Awards

Features: Spirit Of Sidewalk Award for Kurt Jefferis in Lost Weekend

Features: Greener Grass

Shorts: Eat the Rainbow

Life & Liberty Award: Markie in Milwaukee


Sidewrite Screenplay Competition Winners

Best Feature Screenplay: Daughters Lost to the Desert by A.M. Sanchez

Best Short Screenplay: Found Objects by Amy Bond

Best Alabama Screenplay: The Last American Lynching by T. Gordon Stanley and Jeremy J. Ford 


Sidewalk Film Festival Opening Night: White Tide

We’re proud to announce that White Tide: The Legend of Culebradirected by Theo Lovewill open our 20th Annual Festival, on Friday, August 24 at the beautiful Alabama Theatre. White Tide tells the larger-than-life story of a desperate Florida family man who goes on a wild treasure hunt for $2 million worth of cocaine. The fast-paced, stylish, fun, and poignant rollercoaster ride of a documentary is the perfect kickoff to Birmingham’s best weekend of the year. Director Theo Love is a Sidewalk Film Festival alum and Producer Bryan Storkel, a regular attendee since 2007, has screened 6 films at Sidewalk. The filmmakers and subjects are scheduled to attend.

Screentalk: Shorts Preview

ScreenTalk: Shorts Preview

Join us for a preview screening of 8 short films from this year’s Sidewalk Film Festival presented by Regions weekend. You’ll be the first to watch full music videos, family films, comedies, documentaries, narratives, local films, and animated content from this year’s lineup!