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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.

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Thursday, August 27
 

5:30pm

Sidewalk/SHOUT Filmmaker, Donor, & Sponsor Reception - LANYARDS ONLY
Limited Capacity seats available

Welcome to the oh-so-swanky South! Festival filmmakers and VIPs are greeted with high quality hospitality at the Historic Rucker Place for an evening garden party that would impress Southern Living. Sponsored by Historic Rucker Place, Savoie Catering, and SAGIndie. Complimentary beer and wine sponsored by Back Forty Beer Company.


Thursday August 27, 2015 5:30pm - 9:00pm
The Historic Rucker House 1804 12th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205

9:00pm

Sidewalk/SHOUT After Party - PUBLIC EVENT
Limited Capacity seats available

Vintage Video Game Night service offers over 35 vintage game systems from the 70s to present with thousands of games, plus a large projection screen. We're breaking out the Intellivision, the SNES, the Sega Master System, the Colecovision, the N64 and more for some super-future fun. Sponsored by Saturn Birmingham.

Thursday August 27, 2015 9:00pm - Friday August 28, 2015 12:00am
Saturn Birmingham 200 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222
 
Friday, August 28
 

11:30am

Sidewalk/SHOUT Filmmaker Luncheon - FILMMAKERS ONLY
Limited Capacity seats available

An Opening Day luncheon for our wonderful, talented filmmakers. Sponsored by Carrigan's Public House. See tickets@sidewalkfest.com for reservations.

Sponsors
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Carrigan's Public House

Carrigan's Public House


Friday August 28, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Carrigan's Public House 2430 Morris Ave, Birmingham, AL 35203

1:00pm

Sidewalk/SHOUT Filmmaker Retreat - FILMMAKERS ONLY
Limited Capacity seats available

Sponsored by Red Mountain Park. Our current attractions include 14 miles of trails including two city overlooks, three tree houses, a 6-acre scenic dog park, and adventures like the Red Ore Zip and Hugh Kaul Beanstalk Tower. But this is only the beginning. As Red Mountain Park continues to grow, visitors and supporters like you make it possible for us to build an innovative park in a city that’s in the midst of a civic renaissance. We’ve got no small plans. We’re trail blazers for urban greenspace. Find out how you can Blaze Trails with us by supporting RMP. See tickets@sidewalkfest.com for reservations.


Friday August 28, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Red Mountain Park 2011 Frankfurt Dr, Birmingham, AL 35211

5:00pm

Opening Night Donor Reception - INVITE REQUIRED
Limited Capacity seats available

The rooftop of the gorgeous art deco Kress Building will play host to this year's donors, offering catering from James Beard award-winning chef, Chris Hastings of Hot & Hot Fish Club, cocktails, bocce, and a bird's-eye view of the Alabama Theatre. Sponsored by Hot & Hot Fish Club and Wiggins Childs Pantazis Fisher & Goldfarb. Complimentary beer and wine sponsored by Back Forty Beer Company. Entertainment provided by SHOUT BAMALAMA Soul Dance Party. www.facebook.com/shoutbamalamabham

Sponsors

Friday August 28, 2015 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Kress Building Rooftop 301 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

5:00pm

B-Metro Magic City Mix Party at Sidewalk- PUBLIC EVENT
Hear the hottest local music in Birmingham at B-Metro's Annual Magic City Mix, held this year at the Sidewalk Film Festival. Party with B-Metro and Sidewalk on Friday, August 28, on Third Avenue North in front of the Alabama Theatre, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Featured bands will include Mandi Rae, the Steel City Jug Slammers, and Future Elevators. This is a free event open to the public. For the complete Magic City Mix lineup, check out B-Metro's August issue or visit b-metro.com. Food will be available from Joe's Event Concessions, Magic City Sweet Ice, Big Spoon Creamery, Cantina on Wheels, Old Town Pizza, Wind Creek Casino's "Good To Go" Food Truck, and Johnsonville Brats Big Taste Grill.

Sponsors

Friday August 28, 2015 5:00pm - Saturday August 29, 2015 7:30pm
Sidewalk Central Stage 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35205

10:00pm

Opening Night Block Party of Doom! Sponsored By Regions Bank
Limited Capacity seats available

Block parties may be defined as a semi-fun, boozeless, soirée put on by neighborhood parents to provide their high-school age children with a “fun” and “safe” environment. Blah. What does Websters know anyway? This block party will be an ever popping, Indiana Jones themed celebration put on by your neighborhood cooler, older cousins. Complimentary food provided to all attendees, cash bar available for general pass holders, and complimentary beer and wine available for VIP pass holders. Sponsored by Regions Bank, Savoie Catering, Whole Foods, Avia Valet, and Back Forty Beer Company.


Friday August 28, 2015 10:00pm - Saturday August 29, 2015 1:00am
3rd Avenue North, 1800 block 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
 
Saturday, August 29
 

9:00am

Saturday VIP Grab 'n' Go - LANYARDS ONLY
Limited Capacity seats available

Grab a quick bite to eat in our VIP Lounge! Sponsored by Contin ental Bakery Downtown. Continental Bakery will remain open to the general public, and complimentary food will be served for VIP pass holders.

Sponsors
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Continental Bakery Downtown

Continental Bakery/Chez Lulu


Saturday August 29, 2015 9:00am - 11:00am
Continental Bakery Downtown 1820 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:00am

Lulu's Drag Brunch: SHOUT Edition - reservations required
Limited Capacity seats available

*In Partnership with Birmingham SHOUT and Continental Bakery, reservations required* On both Saturday AND Sunday, our ladies will shake flesh and souls while you brunch (read: drink) between downtown film screenings. See tickets@sidewalkfest.com for reservations, payment required upon arrival.

Sponsors
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Birmingham SHOUT

Birmingham SHOUT LGBTQ Film Festival of Alabama
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Continental Bakery Downtown

Continental Bakery/Chez Lulu


Saturday August 29, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Continental Bakery Downtown 1820 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

12:00pm

Lulu's Drag Brunch: SHOUT Edition - reservations required
Limited Capacity seats available

*In Partnership with Birmingham SHOUT and Continental Bakery, reservations required* On both Saturday AND Sunday, our ladies will shake flesh and souls while you brunch (read: drink) between downtown film screenings. See tickets@sidewalkfest.com for reservations, payment required upon arrival.

Sponsors
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Birmingham SHOUT

Birmingham SHOUT LGBTQ Film Festival of Alabama
avatar for Continental Bakery Downtown

Continental Bakery Downtown

Continental Bakery/Chez Lulu


Saturday August 29, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Continental Bakery Downtown 1820 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

12:45pm

Filmmaker Talkback
Saturday August 29, 2015 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Sidewalk Central Stage 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35205

2:30pm

VIP Happy Hour - LANYARDS ONLY
Limited Capacity seats available

Come enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres and enjoy a 25% discount on all menu items! Sponsored by Continental Bakery Downtown.

Sponsors
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Continental Bakery Downtown

Continental Bakery/Chez Lulu


Saturday August 29, 2015 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Continental Bakery Downtown 1820 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

7:00pm

VIP Desserts and Coffee - LANYARDS ONLY
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy some delicious treats and caffeine (or decaf if you prefer)! Sponsored by Continental Bakery Downtown.

Sponsors
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Continental Bakery Downtown

Continental Bakery/Chez Lulu


Saturday August 29, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Continental Bakery Downtown 1820 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

9:00pm

Sidewalk's Pig Iron After Party Sponsored by Alabama Tourism Department, Back 40 Beer Co., and Wind Creek Casino and Hotel
Limited Capacity seats available

Barbecue, beer, mini golf, mechanical pigs--what more could you want? Open to VIP pass holders and Saturday party pass holders. Spnsored by Alabama Tourism Department, Wind Creek Casino and Hotel, and Back Forty Beer Company.

Sponsors
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Alabama Tourism Department/Year of Alabama Barbecue

Alabama Tourism Department/Year of Alabama Barbecue
Bill.Dinan@luckie.com


Saturday August 29, 2015 9:00pm - Sunday August 30, 2015 1:00am
Sloss Welcome Center 20 32nd St N, Birmingham, AL 35222
 
Sunday, August 30
 

9:00am

Sunday VIP Grab 'n' Go - LANYARDS ONLY
Limited Capacity seats available

Grab a quick bite to eat in our VIP Lounge! Sponsored by Continental Bakery Downtown.

Sponsors
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Continental Bakery Downtown

Continental Bakery/Chez Lulu


Sunday August 30, 2015 9:00am - 11:00am
Continental Bakery Downtown 1820 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

12:00pm

Lulu's Drag Brunch: SHOUT Edition - reservations required
Limited Capacity seats available

*In Partnership with Birmingham SHOUT and Continental Bakery, reservations required* On both Saturday AND Sunday, our ladies will shake flesh and souls while you brunch (read: drink) between downtown film screenings. See tickets@sidewalkfest.com for reservations, payment required upon arrival.

Sponsors
avatar for Birmingham SHOUT

Birmingham SHOUT

Birmingham SHOUT LGBTQ Film Festival of Alabama
avatar for Continental Bakery Downtown

Continental Bakery Downtown

Continental Bakery/Chez Lulu


Sunday August 30, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Continental Bakery Downtown 1820 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

12:45pm

Filmmaker Talkback
Sunday August 30, 2015 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Sidewalk Central Stage 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35205

2:30pm

VIP Happy Hour - LANYARDS ONLY
Limited Capacity seats available

Come enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres and enjoy a 25% discount on all menu items! Sponsored by Continental Bakery Downtown.

Sponsors
avatar for Continental Bakery Downtown

Continental Bakery Downtown

Continental Bakery/Chez Lulu


Sunday August 30, 2015 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Continental Bakery Downtown 1820 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

8:30pm

Awards Show Cocktail Reception - LANYARDS ONLY
Limited Capacity seats available

A pre-awards ceremony reception thanking our filmmakers. Sponsored by Cantina on Wheels. Complimentary beer and wine sponsored by Back Forty Beer Company.


Sunday August 30, 2015 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

9:30pm

Awards Show
Limited Capacity seats available

Our festival awards ceremony--all are welcome!

Sunday August 30, 2015 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

11:00pm

Sidewalk/SHOUT Filmmakers Midnight Breakfast - FILMMAKERS ONLY
Limited Capacity seats available

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, no matter what time it's served! Sponsored by Rojo and Back Forty Beer Company.


Sunday August 30, 2015 11:00pm - Monday August 31, 2015 1:00am
Rojo 2921 Highland Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205