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January 2017

Salon: Alabama State Council on the Arts Grant Overview

January 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rojo – Sideroom, 2921 Highland Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35205 United States
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Join us at Rojo Birmingham for the first Sidewalk Salon of 2017! Our guest will be Elliot Knight, Visual Arts Program Manager and Gallery Director at the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Elliot will give an overview of the grants available to filmmakers through ASCA's visual arts program, including guidelines for applying and key dates for 2017. Sidewalk Salon is a FREE monthly networking and educational event aimed at film makers and film fans alike. Join us the 1st…

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$30 - $40

Tech & Technique: Grant Writing 101 & 102 Workshop

January 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Magic City Acceptance Center, 2500 4th Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35233 United States
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Writing a successful grant proposal is a lucrative skill not just for filmmakers and artists, but also for professionals in all fields. Join us for an in-depth seminar teaching participants how to best format and present their message led by Karen Musgrove, Executive Director of Birmingham AIDS Outreach. Registration fee (through 1/5): $30 Late registration fee (1/5-1/13): $40 Technology & Technique Workshops offer a chance to gain hands-on experience under the guidance of a filmmaking professional. Each workshop focuses on…

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$5 - $10

ScreenTalk: She Started It

January 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carrigan’s Public House, 2430 Morris Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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ScreenTalk is a monthly documentary and discussion screening series designed to stimulate conversation. SHE STARTED IT Directed by Nora Poggi 90 minutes, USA Following five women over two years as they pitch VCs, build teams, bring products to market, fail and start again, SHE STARTED IT takes viewers on a global roller coaster ride from San Francisco to Mississippi, France and Vietnam. Along the way, it weaves in big-picture perspectives from women like investor Joanne Wilson; White House CTO Megan…

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February 2017

Salon: A Guide to Festival Submission

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rojo – Sideroom, 2921 Highland Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35205 United States
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Join Sidewalk Film Festival Creative Director Rachel Morgan and Features Programmer Kyle McKinnon as they offer an insider look at best practices for submitting your work to different film festivals around the US. Sidewalk Salon is a FREE monthly networking and educational event aimed at filmmakers and film fans alike. No tickets are required. Join us the 1st Tuesday of each month to meet new people, learn something new and enjoy complimentary chips, salsa and queso from our friends at…

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$40 - $60

Sidewalk Scramble 2017

February 17 @ 6:00 pm - February 19 @ 7:00 pm
The Abbey, 131A 41 St S
Birmingham, AL 35233 United States
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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 2017 Scramble! Kickoff: Friday, February 17th 6:00 - 8:00 PM at…

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$5 - $10

ScreenTalk: Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carrigan’s Public House, 2430 Morris Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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ScreenTalk is a monthly documentary and discussion screening series designed to stimulate conversation. 2017 Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films Join us for a special screening of the 2017 Oscar nominees for Best Animated Short Film, just in time for this year's Academy Awards. Doors at 6pm, Film at 7pm. $8 advance, $10 at door and $5 for students anytime. SCREEN LOCATION: enter the front, left side of Carrigan's Pub and look for the stairs on the INSIDE of the Pub.…

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$5 - $10

ScreenTalk: Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carrigan’s Public House, 2430 Morris Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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ScreenTalk is a monthly documentary and discussion screening series designed to stimulate conversation. 2017 Oscar Nominated Live Action Short Films Join us for a special screening of the 2017 Oscar nominees for Best Live Action Short Film, just in time for this year's Academy Awards. Doors at 6pm, Film at 7pm. $8 advance, $10 at door and $5 for students anytime. SCREEN LOCATION: enter the front, left side of Carrigan's Pub and look for the stairs on the INSIDE of…

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Free

Watch the Oscars with Sidewalk

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Rojo – Sideroom, 2921 Highland Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35205 United States
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Join us at Rojo Birmingham on Sunday, February 26th to watch the 89th Academy Awards! Guess the winners for a shot at Sidewalk goods, including VIP passes to Sidewalk 2017. Plus enjoy complimentary chips, salsa, queso, guacamole, and plenty of commercial break banter. This event is FREE and open to the public. No tickets are required.

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March 2017
$10

Scramble 2017 Screening

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Carver Theatre, 1631 4th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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The grand finale of Sidewalk Scramble 2017, Sidewalk's 48-hour filmmaking competition! Join us at The Carver Theatre to see all of the completed films from the competition weekend and find out who's going home with over $3,000 in cash and prizes. Doors open at 6:00pm, presentation begins at 7:00pm. Venue: Carver Theatre 1631 4th Avenue North Birmingham, AL 35203 Best Film Jury Prize: $1,000 cash Automatic acceptance into the 2017 Sidewalk Film Festival (providing filmmaking team with 4 Festival VIP…

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$5 - $10

ScreenTalk: Strike a Pose

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Al’s on Seventh, 2627 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233 United States
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ScreenTalk is a monthly documentary and discussion screening series designed to stimulate conversation. Our March ScreenTalk selection is STRIKE A POSE, a new documentary following seven dancers from Madonna's controversial Blond Ambition World Tour. The film chronicles the dancers' rise to fame as unexpected gay icons in the height of the AIDS crisis and their subsequent journey after the tour. Picking up with the men 25 years later, STRIKE A POSE explores the question: What does it take to express…

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