Youth Board

Calling all high schoolers! Sidewalk is now accepting applications for our Youth Board for the 2015-2016 school year. The Youth Board writes, produces, directs, edits, and screens their own short film, which will also play in the Sidewalk 2016 lineup. Youth Board members will also get to help choose films submitted by other teen filmmakers for consideration at Sidewalk 2016.
We’ve included a tentative calendar and an application to fill out below. You can either fill it out and mail it to our office or scan it and email the scanned copy to We had a couple of applications come late last year in the mail, so we’d suggest you email those in just to be sure we get it in time. The application requires some parental input in addition to student input. The $25 fee that will cover production costs and board activities can be paid by check at the first Youth Board meeting or mailed in with the application. Email with questions.
2015-2016 CALENDAR

9/19/15 10 AM – 12 PM Independent Film Industry Overview

10/3/15 10 AM – 12 PM Script Instruction

10/17/15 10 AM – 12 PM Script Workshop

11/7/15 10 AM – 12 PM Pre-Production Instruction

11/14/15 10 AM – 12 PM Camera Instruction

 12/5/15 10 AM – 12 PM Pre-production

1/9/16 10 AM – 12 PM Pre-production/location, script finalized

1/16/16 10 AM – 12 PM Auditions @ Sidewalk office

2/6/16 10 AM – 12 PM Pre-production

2/27 and 2/28/16 Shooting

3/12/16 10 AM – 12 PM Editing

4/2/16 10 AM – 12 PM Screening Committee Launch, Rough Cut finished

4/23/16 10 AM – 12 PM Screening Meeting

5/7/16 10 AM – 12 PM Screening meeting/End of the year party

 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

Our 2014-2015 Youth Board:

Logan Brady- Chelsea High School
Gracie Brazeal- Alabama School of Fine Arts
Ryan Coody- Chelsea High School
Camilo Diaz- Alabama School of Fine Arts
Caroline Dillard- Vestavia Hills High School
Ben Goodman- Indian Springs School
Chaston Harper- John Carroll Catholic High School
Colby Hollman- Alabama School of Fine Arts
Morgan Lee- John Carroll Catholic High School
Cole Parks- Hewitt-Trussville High School
Khamaria Saadiq- Hoover High School
Adriane Tharp- Alabama School of Fine Arts
Christina Xing- Mountain Brook High School
 Questions about the Sidewalk Youth Board should be directed to