Awards & Prizes

Congratulations to our 2016 Award Winners!
The following awards are presented by the competition juries of Sidewalk & SHOUT:

  • Jambor-Franklin Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature ($1000): Donald Cried
  • Best Documentary Feature sponsored by Prophouse ($1000): Syl Johnson: Any Way the Wind Blows
  • Juror Honorable Mention for Documentary Feature: Jackson
  • Sidewalk Features Programmers Award ($500): The Master Cleanse
  • Sidewalk Features Programmers Award Honorable Mention: Cheerleader
  • Alan Hunter Best Alabama Film ($500): Gip
  • Best Narrative Short ($500):  “A Film by Vera Vaughn”
  • Best Documentary Short ($500): “Frame 394”
  • Sidewalk Shorts Honorable Mentions: “A House without Snakes” and “The Champion”
  • Sidewalk Shorts Programmers Award ($250): “The Quantified Self”
  • Kathryn Tucker Windham Storyteller Award sponsored by the family of Kathryn Tucker Windham ($1000): “Pickle”
  • Best Student Film ($500): “The Mink Catcher”
  • Best SHOUT Narrative Feature sponsored by Magic City Acceptance Center ($500): Teenage Cocktail
  • Best SHOUT Doc Feature sponsored by Magic City Wellness Center ($500): Kiki
  • Best SHOUT Short ($500): “Sign”
  • SHOUT Programmers Award ($250): Slash
  • SHOUT Programmers Honorable Mention: Ma
  • Seed&Spark Award for Best Crowdfunded Short (Credit of $250 with Seed&Spark): “Slow Creep”
  • Clint Howard Character Actor Award: Celia Rowlson-Hall, Ma
  • Best Family/Kids FilmKEDi

The following awards are presented based on feedback provided by the Festival Audience through the balloting process. Our Audience Choice awards are sponsored by AARP’s Movies for Grownups.

  • Best Narrative Feature ($250): Service to Man
  • Best Documentary Feature ($250): Gip
  • Best Narrative Short( $150): “Madam Black”
  • Best Documentary Short ($150): “Pickle”
  • Best Alabama Film ($250): First Lady of the Revolution
  • Best SHOUT Narrative Feature ($250): Miles
  • Best SHOUT Doc Feature ($250): Suited
  • Best SHOUT Short ($250): “The Escape Hatch”