Sidewalk Scramble

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What is the Sidewalk Scramble?

The Sidewalk Scramble is Sidewalk’s timed filmmaking competition. Fueled by caffeine and competition, teams are challenged to create a short film — from concept to completion – typically within a 48-hour time frame – and based on themes and inspiration items provided by the creative folks at Sidewalk.

Participants range from amateurs to professionals, so the results are inspiring and spectacular!

Questions about Sidewalk Scramble can be directed to outreach@sidewalkfest.com

What’s Next?

2016 Sidewalk Date Night Scramble

Kick-Off: Friday, February 19, 6:00pm-8:00pm: The Abbey

Film Dropoff: Sunday, February 21, 6:00pm-8:00pm: Sidewalk Film Festival office (301 18th St N)

Date Night Scramble Screening: Thursday, March 10, Doors at 6:00pm, Screening 7:00pm-9:00pm: Carmike Cinemas – Summit 16. Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 at the door.

Love is in the air at Sidewalk! 

Date night at the movies – it’s a tradition as old as cinema itself. Now’s your chance to get in on the action with the 2016 Sidewalk Scramble filmmaking competition! Your team will have 48 hours to make a grand, romantic movie to be shown on the silver screen at our screening event on March 10th at Carmike Cinemas at The Summit. A jury of experts will help us give away over $2,000 in prizes!

Best Film Jury Prize:

  • $1,000 cash
  • Automatic acceptance into the 2016 Sidewalk Film Festival (providing filmmaking team with 4 Festival VIP Passes, valued at $1,000)

Best Film Audience Choice Prize:

  • $500 cash
  • Automatic acceptance into the 2016 Sidewalk Film Festival (providing filmmaking team with 4 Festival VIP Passes, valued at $1,000)

So you are a local filmmaker and you want to participate? REGISTER HERE PAY REGISTRATION FEE VIA PAYPAL BUTTON BELOW

Step 1: Complete the registration form and submit along with your registration fee (your film will be a part of the screening event and you have a chance to win cash prizes)

Step 2: Make plans to attend the Scramble Kick-Off Event: 6:00pm, February 19 (The Abbey). Each filmmaker/filmmaking team must have at least one representative present at the Kick-Off event.

Step 3: Tell your friends about the Scramble Screening event, Thursday, March 10 at Carmike Cinemas at The Summit and encourage them to come vote for your film!

Registration fees
Early Bird Registration – $30 ends 2/5
Regular Registration – $40 2/5-2/12
Late Registration – $50 2/12-2/19

Use the form below to pay registration fee:


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