The 26th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival will take place August 19th – 25th, 2024 in Downtown Birmingham’s Historic Theatre District.
Purchase your VIP pass during our Black Friday Pre-Sale to get the lowest absolute price for next year’s fest!
VIP, Weekend Passes, and all add-ons will go on sale May 1st, 2024. Day passes go on sale July 1st, 2024; premium single tickets will go on sale July 26th, 2024.
Pass prices will increase on June 1st, July 1st, August 1st, and August 21st, 2024.
The VIP Pass provides you with top-tier access to the Sidewalk Film Festival – including access to Festival parties, first (or early) access to all Festival weekend films (VIP Pass holders are granted entrance first, alongside premium single ticket holders, followed by weekend pass holders, day pass holders and finally general admission ticket holders), the VIP Lounge and special perks throughout the weekend. VIP pass holders can add-on Spotlight Night and Opening Night After Dark tickets for only $5 at the time of checkout (regularly priced at $15). See Spotlight Night information below.
The Weekend Pass provides you with access to the Sidewalk Film Festival – including access to all Festival weekend films (remember, VIP pass holders are granted entrance first, alongside premium single ticket holders, followed by weekend pass holders, day pass holders, and finally general admission ticket holders) and the Opening Night After Party
The Day Pass provides you access to all the films on your chosen day of the Festival ( Saturday or Sunday). Remember, VIP pass holders are granted entrance first, alongside premium single ticket holders, followed by weekend pass holders, day pass holders, and finally general admission ticket holders.
Opening Night Film + Party: Art for Everybody
The Opening Night Film + Party pass provides you with access to the Opening Night Film on Friday, August 25th at the Alabama Theatre and the Opening Night After Party.
Sidewalk Saturday Party Pass
The Saturday Night Party Pass provides you entry to our legendary Sidewalk Saturday Party Location + Theme changes from year to year.
Spotlight Nights – $15 ($5 for VIP Passholders)
Join us for films highlighting our specialty programming tracks: Alabama Filmmakers, Life + Liberty Civil and Human Rights Films, SHOUT LGBTQ+ Films, and Black Lens.
VIP passholders can add these tickets to their cart when purchasing their VIP pass for only $5 per film – be sure you’re logged into your account to receive this discount!
Opening Night After Dark $15 ($5 for VIP Passholders)
Join our programming team for this special late-night screening of a film they believe truly captures the indie spirit that has been fueling Sidewalk for 25 years! This event will take place at the Sidewalk Cinema at 10pm, Friday, August 25th. VIP passholders can add these tickets to their cart when purchasing their VIP pass for only $5 per film – be sure you’re logged into your account to receive this discount!
Premium Single Tickets – $15
A limited number of premium single tickets are sold for each film block. These tickets guarantee first access to that particular film or shorts block. You must be in line at the appropriate venue at least 30 minutes before the listed showtime to ensure early access. All remaining seats are reserved for our Pass holders on a first-come, first-served basis (VIP, then Weekend, then Day). Purchase Premium Single Tickets Here.
Festival Weekend General Admission Ticket – $10
General Admission Tickets are ONLY SOLD DURING FESTIVAL WEEKEND at our festival box offices. These tickets are NOT AVAILABLE IN ADVANCE OR ONLINE. These tickets can be used for any film Festival weekend (Saturday and Sunday) where seating is available. These ticket holders are only granted access to screening venues after all VIP pass, Premium Single Ticket, Weekend pass and Day pass holders have been seated.
Festival Box Office + Event Policies
Box Office Policies
- No refunds or exchanges except in rare cases of program
- Premium single tickets are guaranteed seating and are admitted to all screenings first, followed by VIP Passholders , Weekend Passholders, Day Pass Holders, then General Admission ticket holders.
- Premium Single Tickets are the ONLY product that guarantees seating to a specific film. General admission single tickets, day passes, weekend passes and VIP lanyards do NOT guarantee seating to specific films. Please arrive early to the films you are most interested in to secure a seat.
- VIP lanyards are non transferable.
- Please silence all mobile phones and other devices while in screening venues
- Festival schedule and filmmaker appearances are subject to change.
- No outside food or drink of any kind is allowed in any of the Sidewalk Film Festival screening venues
- Recording devices are not permitted without Sidewalk provided media credentials
- Most indie films have not been rated. Proceed with caution.
Contact the Box Office