Sidewalk Scramble

Scramble is Sidewalk’s timed filmmaking competition. Fueled by caffeine and competition, teams are challenged to create a short film — from concept to completion – typically within a 48-hour time frame – and based on themes and inspiration items provided by the creative folks at Sidewalk.

Participants range from amateurs to professionals, so the results are inspiring and spectacular!

Questions about Scramble can be directed to Noah.

Announcing our spring 2017 Scramble Screening!

Thursday, March 2nd 7:00 – 9:00 PM The Carver Theatre (1631 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203)

See all 27 completed Scramble films on the big screen at the historic Carver Theatre! Plus see who goes home with over $3,000 in prizes and vote on the Audience Choice winner.

Best Film Jury Prize:

$1,000 cash
Automatic acceptance into the 2017 Sidewalk Film Festival (providing filmmaking team with 4 Festival VIP Passes, valued at $1,000)

Best Film Audience Choice Prize:

$500 cash
Automatic acceptance into the 2017 Sidewalk Film Festival (providing filmmaking team with 4 Festival VIP Passes, valued at $1,000)

Special Thanks to our 2017 Scramble Jury!

Charles Judson

An Atlanta native, Charles is a veteran film festival organizer and programmer with over a decade of experience. Currently, he’s the programming and communications director for TERMINUS Conference + Festival, a film and gaming event for emerging creators. Previously, he was Artistic Director for the Atlanta Film Festival, where he was on staff for over seven years. In 2014, he created and launched Film Bar Mondays, a weekly event for filmmakers in Atlanta, now with sister events in Jacksonville and Tampa Bay. As a mostly lapsed film critic and journalist, he also co-manages CinemATL, an online site covering film in Atlanta since 2005.

Natalie Lentz

Natalie is the Senior Programming Associate for Cucalorus Film Festival in Wilmington, NC. She’s been there since 2013, blending together her love for art and film to curate a shining experience for the masses. Natalie is blessed to work with so many talented artists from all over the world.

Liz Manashil

Liz Manashil earned her B.A. in Film and Media Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, and her M.F.A. from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. Post graduation, Liz spent several years as a film critic for the PBS/Hulu series JUST SEEN IT (which she also helped produce and direct). Overlapping this, Liz worked with distribution guru Peter Broderick. Her debut feature, BREAD AND BUTTER, was called “an absolute must-watch for women everywhere” by HelloGiggles. It was released by The Orchard and can be seen on VOD nearly everywhere (including Hulu!). Liz is currently in pre-production on her next two feature films and lives in Los Angeles with her dog, Laura Palmer. She works with Chris Horton in Sundance Institute’s Creative Distribution Initiative.