In the shadow of Alabama filmmaker and multi-time Sidewalk alum Daniel Scheinert sweeping the Academy Awards… it’s time for Sidewalk’s inaugural Alabama Film Week! 

Scheinert’s (and Kwan’s!) Academy Award-winning “Everything Everywhere All At Once”

Considering the recent landslide, we’re highlighting Daniel’s films with a best-hits-so-far retrospective including THE DEATH OF DICK LONG (shot in Alabama!), SWISS ARMY MAN and, of course, EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE. We’re also highlighting the short-form work of a number of successful Alabama filmmakers with ALABAMA SHORTS, including a couple of Scheinert’s Sidewalk Scramble films as well as short films by GODZILLA VS KONG director and Alabama-native Adam Wingard, Jay Burleson, Stacey Davis, Xavier Burgin, Lily Ahree Siegel, Paul D. Hart and more. 


Writer/Director Robert Mugge will be in attendance for a screening of his film “Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise”

We’re honored to host a special screening of SUN RA: A JOYFUL NOISE featuring a reading and book signing with director Robert Mugge. Stop by and catch films by future-famous Alabama Filmmakers at the Statewide Scramble Screening (Scheinert credits this quickpaced film competition for his filmmaking start). Plus much more including a conversation with Alabama Public Television, a sneak preview of work by David Brower Alabama Filmmaker Grant winner, Theo Moore II, film trivia in the lobby and beyond + our always expected surprises. 


Sidewalk is honored and excited to serve as the capstone for filmmaking and filmmakers in Alabama, join us to celebrate locally connected filmmaking with the spotlight on just a few of Alabama’s amazing filmmakers. Cheers!

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August 19-25, 2024

Sidewalk Film Festival

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