Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival

Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival

Since its debut in 1999, filmmakers from across the country and around the world have come to Birmingham to screen their work at Sidewalk and have been thrilled to discover fresh, enthusiastic crowds eager to devour new independent cinema. 

About the Festival

With nine venues located within Birmingham’s historic Theatre District (featuring the newly restored Alabama Theatre, a 2,200 seat movie palace built by Paramount in 1927), spontaneity rules the schedule of Sidewalk attendees. Low-priced weekend passes provide easy access to Sidewalk venues, encouraging attendees to seek out new films and sample programming they may not otherwise see. The result is a crowd rich in diversity and united in a hunger for new film.

Submission Details

The Sidewalk Film Festival typically takes submissions from filmmakers early in the year, with the festival running in August of that same year.

Submissions can be made through the Sidewalk Film Festival website.

Festival Contact


Festival Executive Director: Chloe Collins

Phone: 205-324-0888