Youth Board

Sidewalk’s Youth Board are a group of high school students from across the Birmingham area who share a love for movies. The Youth Board write, produce, direct, edit, and screen their own short film, which will also appear in the Sidewalk Film Festival lineup. Youth Board members also get to help choose films submitted by other teen filmmakers for consideration at the festival.
The application for the 2016-17 Youth Board will be available on this page in April. Email outreach@sidewalkfest.com with questions about Youth Board.

 Youth Board Members:

  • Learn about filmmaking from local professionals- scriptwriting, shooting, editing, and everything in between.
  • Produce a short film as a team that will premiere at the 2015 Sidewalk Film Festival
  • Learn about film analysis and festival programming
  • Get an inside look at how film festivals like Sidewalk operate throughout the year
  • Serve as the screening committee and programmers for the 2015 Sidewalk Film Festival Teen Filmmaking Category
  • Get the chance to collaborate with other local organizations on youth-based film project

final4269clrOur 2015-2016 Youth Board
Back row, from left to right: Meredith Kaletski, Khyla May, Leah Goggins, Julia Fleisig, Annabeth Mellon, Blanca Tallaj, Daniel Blokh, Grayson Vaughn. Front row, from left to right: Fletcher Allen, Ben Deter, Nick Ferlisi, Joseph Carson. Not pictured: Rumi Kallenbach, Claire Norris.

 Questions about the Sidewalk Youth Board should be directed to outreach@sidewalkfest.com