The 25th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival presented by Regions Bank has finally wrapped! A huge thank you to everyone involved from our wonderful staff, volunteers, sponsors, and attendees.

For the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the 2022 Sidewalk Film Festival Award Winners!

Volunteer of the Year Award:

Alberto Coutoumanos, Jennifer Jones, Mary Jean Baker LaMay

Black Lens Filmmaker Grant:

Carlton V. Bell II

David Brower Grant:

Megan Plotka


Sidewrite Awards

Alabama Feature Screenplay: 

SCRAPS by Ryan Nordin and Matthew Francis

Best Feature Screenplay:

Bike Lane Ends by Noah Glenn

Best Alabama Short Screenplay:

The Last Stop by Keara McGee

Best Short Screenplay:

She Hath Come by Cat Dale


Reel South Short Film Award:

The Volunteer


Sidewalk Family Film Jury

Best Family Film:

Brown Sugar

Best Student Film:



Shout Jury

Best Shout Short Film:

Queens of Birmingham

Best Shout Feature Film:

Kokomo City


Black Lens

Black Lens Short:


Black Lens Feature:

Black Barbie


Shorts Jury

Best Doc Short:

Deciding Vote

Best Narrative Short:

The Vacation

Best Animated Short:

American Sikh


Life + Liberty:

Another Body

Alan Hunter Best Alabama Film:

The Volunteer

Best Documentary Feature:

Crows Are White

Clint Howard Best Character Actor:

Colin Burgess

Jambor-Franklin Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature:



Audience Choice

Best Shout Film:

Queens of Birmingham

Best Black Lens Film:

Black Barbie

Best Alabama Film:

Don’t Die

Best Documentary Short:

Bendix: Site Unseen

Best Narrative Short: 

The Vacation

Best Documentary Feature:

It’s Only Life After All

Best Narrative Feature:

You Hurt My Feelings


Sidewalk Programmer’s Short Film Award:


Sidewalk Programmer’s Feature Film Award:


August 19-25, 2024

Sidewalk Film Festival

More info