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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.

This schedule is subject to change.
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Veronique Vanblaere

Birmingham, Alabama
I live to paint. I began my calling as a teenager in my native Belgium by filling my bedroom walls with strange paintings.I left Belgium for the United States at the age of twenty-five. Within a couple of years, encouraged by the interest that people found in my work, I opened Naked Art, a gallery that focuses on fun and functional art. The detail oriented nature of my previous endeavors made working on a larger scale an interesting challenge. I use a mixture of media: various paints, pen, pencil, strips of paper thorn from everywhere - street posters, books or magazines - whatever feels right at the time. My characters used in the paintings come from sketches I do from people or books, magazines, advertising, found pictures.Believing that life is meant to be enjoyed, I creates work for "bon-vivants" featuring the small pleasures of life. Songs, people, everyday life are creative motivators. My goal is visual stimulation. Maybe it is due to my background in design.If you need to contact me through email, do not use the gmail one, it's not being checked, I could not get a FB account with my main email: mail@nakedartusa.comI'm also the owner of Naked Art Gallery.