The 17th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival
August 28-30

Sidewalk Film Festival is produced by the Alabama Moving Image Association, a federally recognized 501c3 non-profit organization with a mission to inspire, encourage and support filmgoers, the city of Birmingham and the filmmaking community. In addition to hosting the annual film festival, we host monthly networking and educational events, a monthly documentary series, short film and screenwriting competitions, manage a youth board and a variety of other year-round programs. 

Tickets sales to our events cover approximately 1/3 of our annual operating cash budget, so we depend on corporate sponsors, grant-making organizations and individuals like you to survive. if you’d like to know more about supporting Sidewalk, please contact us at sidewalk@sidewalkfest.com.

This schedule is subject to change.
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Erik Anjou

Erik Greenberg Anjou is a graduate of Middlebury College (B.A. American Literature), Northwestern University (M.A. Film) and the American Film Institute’s Center for Advanced Film Studies (Directing Fellow). He has written, directed and produced in both the narrative and documentary arenas. His films have been distributed by Columbia TriStar, Canal Plus, Ergo Media and Seventh Art Releasing, and have played on distribution platforms including PBS, NESN, Canadian, Polish and Israeli TV, and at over two hundred international film festivals. His documentary “A Cantor’s Tale” (2005) won top prizes at five of those festivals. His documentary “8: Ivy League Football and America,” which features Tommy Lee Jones, Calvin Hill, Chuck Bednarik and many national football icons, has been popular on PBS affiliates. Erik’s “The Klezmatics – On Holy Ground” was the opening night film at the Krakow Film Festival, one of Europe’s oldest events dedicated to documentary film. Erik has a particular passion for Jewish culture and storytelling, and is committed to mining the territory between tradition and modernity as American-Jewish life continues to reshape itself in the 21st century. He has taught and lectured at Middlebury College, the Haverford School, School for Visual Arts, and St. John’s University (current). His current projects include the feature-length documentary, “DELI MAN,” (post-production) and the period crime drama “LA FATURA,” produced by Stephen Greenwald.