Sidewalk 2018 Call For Entries Now Open!

Sidewalk Film Festival is thrilled to announce the opening of the call for entries for our 20th year. Click here to submit your film! Sidewalk Film Festival celebrates our 20th anniversary August 20th-26th, 2018 in Birmingham, Alabama’s historic theatre district.

Submissions are now open in all categories, including Narrative Features, Narrative Shorts, Documentary Features, Documentary Shorts, Music Videos, Episodic Content, Teen Filmmaker, and Family Film Festival. Sidewalk is proud to partner exclusively with FilmFreeway for our 2018 call for entries.

Sidewalk actively strives to bring a variety of film to its audience. To that end, we are proud to highlight the historical and present-day fight for civil rights in our Life & Liberty track, films by and about African-American people in our Black Lens track, LGBTQ filmmakers and content with our SHOUT track, and family-friendly programming with our Family Festival track. Our programming also highlights both student and Alabama-based filmmakers.

Sidewalk is also pleased to announce the return of our Sidewrite screenwriting competition! New for this year, we are now accepting both short and feature length screenplay submissions. Also new this year is the option to receive feedback for your screenplay submission from our Sidewrite jury.


Discounts are available for Alabama filmmakers,
students, and Sidewalk alumni. See “Rules & Terms” on FilmFreeway for details.

More information about our call for entries, including submission requirements, eligibility, and prizes, can be found on our FilmFreeway page.

Click here to submit your film on FilmFreeway!