Events

20th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival – Birmingham, AL


Join us for the 20th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. Another year of great films, food, parties, and a sneak peek at the new cinema is the perfect way to wrap up your summer. Established in 1999 as the flagship program of the Sidewalk Film Center and Cinema, Sidewalk Film Festival has perfected the trifecta of quality film programming, filmmaker networking, and pure fun.

Repeatedly recognized by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the Top 25 Festivals in the World and by TIME Magazine as one of the Top 10 Festivals for the Rest of Us, Sidewalk annually brings over 200 films to The Magic City. Low-priced passes, a concentrated footprint, and Southern Hospitality encourage filmmakers and attendees alike to connect during the festival week.

Sidewalk actively strives to bring a variety of film to its audience. To that end, they are pleased to highlight civil and social issues in the Life & Liberty track, diversity-related topics and black filmmakers in the Black Lens track, LGBTQ filmmakers and content with SHOUT track, and family-friendly programming with Family Festival track. As an Alabama festival in a city with multiple universities, they also spotlight Alabama filmmakers and student filmmakers.

For more information, visit https://www.sidewalkfest.com/festivals/sidewalk-film-festival/.