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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Jenna Kanell

Laser Pigeon Pictures LLC
Director / Writer
Jenna Kanell delivered a TEDx Talk titled "A Bee Showed Me That Limits Are Lies" inspired by her vanguard short film "Bumblebees," which after its festival run has screened in universities and festivals internationally to encourage dialogue on disabilities and compassion. She's assistant directed feature films, and directed other short films, commercials, and fundraising videos. She's also a union actor (in films such as "The Front Runner," "Terrifier," & "The Bye Bye Man,") and a stunt performer who trains in Krav Maga. She's arguably proudest of teaching her cat to do tricks.