Attention Sidewalk Family!

 

Due to a continued increase in case counts, shrinking hospital beds across our state and a general interest in public health, we will be requiring that all attendees of the 23rd Annual Sidewalk Film Festival event must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have received a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test within 48-hours prior to entry to the event (August 23-29, 2021). 

 

  • All fans must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (at least two weeks after final dose) and provide proof of vaccination; i.e. original vaccination card, copy of vaccination card, picture of vaccination card. Or, have received a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test within 48-hours before entry to any of the Festival Venues and provide proof of negative result.
  • Unvaccinated fans under 12 years of age will be required to take a COVID-19 diagnostic test within 48-hours before entry to the facility and will provide proof of negative result.

HOW TO:

Festival Spotlight Films, Monday, August 23-Thursday, August 26

  1. Arrive at the Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema well in advance of your film start time with your vaccine card (or a photocopy or photo) or your negative COVID-19 diagnostic test results (from a healthcare provider, clinic etc..) and present to the Sidewalk greeter. 
  2. The greeter will check your vaccination card to ensure that you are fully vaccinated (that at least two weeks time has passed since your last shot) or your negative test results to make sure that they are less than 48 hours old. 
  3. Once your proof of vaccination/negative test results has been shown, entrance will be granted to the cinema. 

*this process will be repeated for each spotlight night

**You can receive a free rapid test from Birmingham AIDS Outreach

 

Festival Weekend, Friday, August 27- Sunday, August 29

  1. Visit one of our three PUBLIC HEALTH checkpoints located:
    1. outside of our Central Box Office on the corner of 19th St. and 2nd Ave. N. (FRIDAY-SUNDAY)
    2. on the McWane Center Plaza on the corner of 19th St. and 3rd Ave. N.  (FRIDAY-SUNDAY)
    3. on the ASFA Plaza on the corner of 19th St. and Rev. Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd (SATURDAY-SUNDAY)
  2. The greeter will check your vaccination card  (or photocopy or photo)to ensure that you are fully vaccinated (that at least two weeks time has passed since your last shot) or your negative test results to make sure that they are less than 48 hours old. 
  3. Once your proof of vaccination/negative test results has been shown, the greeter will place a public health wristband on your wrist which should be worn for the duration of your festival experience. 

*You can receive a free rapid test from Birmingham AIDS Outreach onsite (corner of 3rd Ave. N. & 19th St) Friday from 6pm-11pm or Saturday from 10am-3pm

You will NOT be able to show proof of vaccination/test results at the door of our screening venues during festival weekend, you MUST visit one of our PUBLIC HEALTH checkpoints to have your status verified.

 

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to adapt to the many circumstances of this year’s festival that are beyond our control. 

August 23-29, 2021

Sidewalk Film Festival

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