Sidewalk Film Festival

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The Sidewalk Film Festival will return to downtown Birmingham for its 21st year Aug. 19-25 and screen dozens of new movies, including shorts, documentaries and narrative features, at half a dozen venues in the theatre district. Read more


Members also express opposition to state legislation that could prevent cities from banning plastic bags. Read more

Central City


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The Sidewalk Salons are a series of free networking and educational events. Read more

Highland Park

Seven UAB Media Studies students will screen short films at Sidewalk Film Festival this weekend. Read more



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Sidewalk Film Festival will soon begin construction of its own downtown facility — the Sidewalk Film Center and Cinema — with two 100-seat screening rooms that will allow the nonprofit to operate a year-round art-house theater. Read more

Central City


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The Sidewalk Youth Board’s work has spanned more than 10 Saturdays, and their final product will show this month. Read more


UAB Kirklin Clinic

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UAB Medicine has again made national 'Most Wired' list and a UAB grad and cult film star has a short film at Sidewalk this weekend. Read more

Central City


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While the full schedule of events had not been released as of Iron City Ink’s press time, Sidewalk has announced a selection of buzzy narratives and documentaries from this year’s festival circuit. Read more

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See highlights from this weekend's film festival. Read more



Photo courtesy of Leigh Sloss-Corra.

The Sidewalk Film Festival will take over Birmingham’s Theatre District on Aug. 26-28 with a program of films, new venues and content formats and street parties. Read more


More details will become available in mid-August, after a feasibility study is completed. Read more