Awards & Prizes

Competitive Jury and Programmers’ Awards for Sidewalk & SHOUT
The following awards are given based upon the evaluation by our jury of film professionals and our programmers’ choices. Films in this category must be in competition to win.

Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature: $1,000
Jury Award for Best SHOUT Narrative Feature: $500
Jury Award for Best Documentary: $1,000
Jury Award for Best SHOUT Documentary Feature $500
Jury Award for Best Narrative Short: $500
Jury Award for Best Documentary Short: $500
Jury Award for Best SHOUT Short (any category) $500
Best Student Film: $500
Programmers’ Award for Feature Film (any category): $500
Programmers’ Award for Short Film (any category): $250

Audience Choice Awards
Your vote counts! The following awards are presented based on feedback provided by the Festival Audience through the balloting process, so be sure your voice is heard! You will be provided with a ballot before each film or film block. Simply complete the ballot and drop it in the ballot collection box before exiting the theatre.

Audience Choice Award for Narrative Feature Film: $250
Audience Choice Award for Best SHOUT Narrative Feature Film: $250
Audience Choice Award for Documentary Feature Film: $250
Audience Choice Award for Best SHOUT Documentary Feature Film: $250
Audience Choice Award for Short Film: $150
Audience Choice Award for Best SHOUT Short Film: $250
Audience Choice Award for Documentary Short: $150
Audience Choice Award for Alabama Film: $250

Sidewalk Sidewrite Awards
The Sidewalk Sidewrite short screenplay competition aims to foster community among emerging writers and reinforce cinematic artistry. Sidewrite allows passionate writers to enhance their craft and receive recognition for their work and creativity.

Best Overall Screenplay: $250
Best Alabama Screenplay: $250

**The Sidewalk/SHOUT Awards Show will be open to all ticket holders, so bring your ticket stub, armband, or lanyard and join us in the Alabama Theatre on our closing night for the festivities.