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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.

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Sunday, August 26 • 4:15pm - 5:48pm
Teen Shorts: Guidance by Parents Suggested

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dir. Isaac Franklin
8 min
A young man finds himself with only a voicemail and a longing for rest.

Average Joe
dir. Jada Tubbs
9.5 min
A teenager struggles with his feelings of mediocrity. A production of the Sidewalk Youth Board.

dir. Wylie Soltes
5.5 min
A toolbox leads to an unlikely friendship.

Black & White
dir. Kunga Choephel and Zola Gray
9.5 min
Tracie's journey through her childhood with her unique family.

dir. Sebastian Hochman and Nathan Adloff
5.5 min
A love triangle starts at a video store.

dir. Julia Bhansali
7.5 min
In 1944 one woman is forced to face the harsh realities of war and experience the true meaning of solitude.

Old Bloo
dir. Jack Nordstrom
10 min
Idaho teenagers start an unconventional rock band in their garage. 

dir. Ben Deter
10.5 min
A documentary about a philosophy driven school in Avondale, Alabama, told by teachers and students.

dir. Zachary Echevarria and Dany Minaya
10.75 min
A family reflects over the too-early-ended life of their son and brother, Zhala.

dir. Isaiah Woods
11.5 min
Shattering stereotypes, Native takes a personal look into a family's life on a reservation in New Mexico.

dir. Isabelle Levent
11 min
Two members of Generation Z expound on their values and habits as they redefine minimalism in a world of consumption, technology, and information overload.


Still excerpted from "Richard," director Wylie Soltes.

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Sunday August 26, 2018 4:15pm - 5:48pm CDT
Rushton Theatre @ the McWane