Tonight: Black Lens Spotlight Night


Now in its seventh year, the Black Lens track aims to shine a light on some of the most outstanding feature narrative and documentary films produced by and starring people of color. The films that are shown as a part of this program reflect the diversity of the black experience in America, both past and present.

Jasmine Is A Star
dir. Jo Rochelle

A determined 16-year-old with albinism makes it her mission to become a professional model in her hometown of Minneapolis, while attempting to go unnoticed in every other aspect of her teenage life.

Stick around after the screening for a special Black Lens edition of Sidewalk Movie Trivia!
Note: VIP Passholders have the opportunity to purchase $5 tickets for Spotlight Nights.


Educational Events at Sidewalk

Did you know we offer free panels on Saturday and Sunday at the fest? Join us in the ASFA Lecture Hall for roundtable discussions and Q & A’s on all things film – professional, local, or DIY!


10:30 AM – 12 PM: Sidewrite Table Reads
1 PM – 2 PM: Public Media: Reading Rainbow to Reel South
3 PM – 4 PM: The Craft of Horror
5 PM – 6 PM: Telling Our Stories: Adversity and Diversity in Filmmaking and the Performing Arts



11 AM – 12 PM: Auditioning 101 w/ Meg Deusner
1 PM – 2 PM: Building a DIY Film Community
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Funding Your Film In Alabama

August 19-25, 2024

Sidewalk Film Festival

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