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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Kane Farabaugh

Kanestar Productions
Owner / Director
Kane Farabaugh is an Emmy® award-winning television and radio news journalist, documentary producer and filmmaker, writer, and digital content provider. He is a proficient "one-man band" videographer, non-linear video editor and producer, and manages multiple projects and products across various digital platforms.

He has reported from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and has covered news events ranging from riots in Ferguson, Missouri to U.S. Presidential elections to the Olympics.

Kane's career began as a broadcaster in the U.S. Air Force in Korea and Japan. After the military, he worked as a network affiliate reporter at WTVO-TV in Rockford, Illinois, Bay News 9 in Florida, KERO-TV in Bakersfield, California, WOWK-TV in Charleston, West Virginia, and at WSYR-TV in Syracuse, New York.

Kane served as Director of Special Projects for the American Forces Network Europe in Frankfurt, Germany, where he was named the 2002 Department of the Army Civilian Broadcast Journalist of the Year. There, he managed a team producing long-form television projects, which included coverage of military operations in the Middle East.

He is currently the Midwest Bureau Chief for Voice of America, where since 2008 he has established Voice of America's electronic news gathering presence in the heartland of America.

Kane's awards include the 2014 Emmy® Award, several RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Awards, several AP Awards including Best Enterprise Reporter and Outstanding One Man Band Videographer, the New York Festivals Award, and numerous others.

A collector of rare historical documents, Kane was featured on several television programs including the popular History Channel reality TV show "Pawn Stars."

Kane is a proud member of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, and is a Paul Harris Fellow with Rotary International and recipient of the 2011-12 District 6420 New Rotarian of the Year Award. He serves on the Ottawa Township High School Educational Foundation board.