Tonight: Alabama Spotlight Night

Sponsored by Allervie Health

Alabama might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think about filmmaking, but the craft is alive and well in the deep south. Sidewalk’s mission is to encourage, inspire, and support filmmaking and the appreciation of independent film in Alabama, and one of the many ways we serve this mission is through the Alabama films track at the festival each year. These are films that were either shot in Alabama, were made by an Alabama-based filmmaker, or utilize Alabama cast and crew- sometimes all three.

Tonight’s screenings is unfortunately SOLD OUT…but we’ve got an ENCORE screening tomorrow night (8/23) at 7:00pm.

Note: If you have a VIP pass you should have a link in your confirmation email to purchase discounted tickets to this event. If you cannot find your link, please email [email protected] to request it. 

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again, we want you to have a great Sidewalk experience.

So we’re sending you everything you need to know to about Fest parking, shuttles and event locations.

Parking at Sidewalk:

We are so proud to host our event in Birmingham’s historic Theatre District and are pleased to share that parking is easy and affordable in the area.

Street Parking is available throughout the Festival footprint and is FREE after 5pm weekdays and all day/evening on Saturday and Sunday.

Surface Lot and Garage Parking is also widely available throughout the Festival footprint but rates and terms vary. Check out this handy resource for detailed information about lot/garage parking in the area.

Getting Around the Fest

Walking: most people can easily walk from venue to venue, with the longest distance between venues being only 8 blocks or about 1,600 steps, so enjoy some sunshine and fresh air between films!



Rent a bike, moped, or scooter from Veo. The corrals for all of your micro-mobility needs are listed on the festival map. Download the Veo app from either Google Play or the App Store.


Shuttles: Complimentary shuttle service is provided between the south end of the festival footprint (Sidewalk Cinema) and the north end (Birmingham Museum of Art/ASFA). Three shuttles will run continuously from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, two will be “hop on/hop off” expanded golf carts and one wheelchair accessible shuttle generously provided by AIDS Alabama.

Festival Venues & Map:

Sidewalk hosts screenings in 10 venues within Birmingham’s Historic Theatre District and utilizes other spaces in the district for panels, workshops, box office facilities and more.

For a full listing of Sidewalk Venues and the map, check out the How to Fest page on our site.

August 19-25, 2024

Sidewalk Film Festival

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