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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.

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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Sunday, August 26 • 10:50am - 12:45pm
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Matter and Manner
dir. Nigel DeFriez
28 min
Pennsylvania, 1890. A prejudiced gentleman and a prideful housemaid have a gay olde summer at Matter Manor!

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Broad Strokes
dir. Phillip Vernon
16.5 min
On the tail of a dying New Years Even party, queer best friends Annie and Austin pursue romantic temptations against their better judgments - effectively breaking their resolutions hours after making them.

EVOKE
dir. Asia LeMasters
15.5 min
Despite how pure love can be, relationships don’t always end so perfectly. The evolution of Hailey and Emma's relationship is explored through their collective memories as the girls retrace their times together. After their relationship ends, Hailey goes to a desperate length to be with Emma again.

Weather Talk
dir. Keene McRae
17.5 min
Weather Talk is a short film depicting the strained relationship between a closeted son and his father as they drive together across the United States following the fathers heart attack. It is a coming out story and centers on the new bond formed between these two estranged people.

Coming of Age
dir. Doug Tompos
7.5 min
The loss of innocence can come at any age.  In the afterglow of sex, a generation gap opens between two men as the struggle to define trust in the age of open marriage and NSA hookups.

POISON
dir. Erica Eng
2 min
Horace Gold's poetic words personifies his past unhealthy relationship with alcohol through a fictional relationship with a woman. Inspired by the surrealist film "Meshes Of The Afternoon" -- POISON is an expression of addiction through repetition.

Foxy Trot
dir. Lisa Donato
14.5 min
A married couple unexpectedly face their relationship issues when they take ballroom dance lessons in a very heteronormative class.

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Naughty Amelia Jane
dir. Risheeta Agrawal
11.5 min
This film is a satire on the hilarious hypocrisy of society towards anything that goes against the "conventional social order of things”, told through a story of two girls who may or may not have had a connection. This is a story about speculation

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The Multiplex at the Alabama School of Fine Arts

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Alabama School of Fine Arts

The Alabama School of Fine Arts multiplex is proudly sponsored by Birmingham Business Journal. The mission of the Alabama School of Fine Arts, a community of explorers, is to nurture impassioned students by guiding and inspiring them to discover and fulfill their individual creative... Read More →
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