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February 2017

Salon: A Guide to Festival Submission

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rojo, 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, 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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April 2017
Free

Salon: FERAL Screening and Q&A

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rojo, 2921 Highland Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35205 United States
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Our April Salon will feature a screening of acclaimed web series Feral with a Q&A following with filmmaker (and Sidewalk alum) Morgan Jon Fox. Join us at Rojo Birmingham on Tuesday, April 4th for this special event! About Morgan Named one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine, Morgan Jon Fox is a Memphis-based filmmaker/producer who has won over 20 best of festival awards around the world. As a director, Fox has become known for getting…

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Free

CANCELLED: Episodic Storytelling Workshop with Morgan Jon Fox

April 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Birmingham-Southern College, 900 Arkadelphia Road
Birmingham, AL 35254 United States
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This workshop has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Join us for a workshop focusing on episodic storytelling with filmmaker Morgan Jon Fox! Part of Sidewalk's year-round Technology & Technique Workshops series. Morgan Jon Fox has built a career in film through telling small, personal Southern stories. In this workshop, he’ll talk about how he first began making films, and how this evolved over 15 years to his most recent Episodic project, Feral. He’ll breakdown the very unorthodox manner in…

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$5 - $10

ScreenTalk: Obit

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carrigan’s Public House, 2430 Morris Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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OBIT Directed by Vanessa Gould 90 minutes, USA How do you put a life into 500 words? Ask the staff obituary writers at the New York Times. OBIT is a first-ever glimpse into the daily rituals, joys and existential angst of the Times obit writers, as they chronicle life after death on the front lines of history. Panel following featuring Jeff Burson (blogger at Final Taxi), Dr. Clay Carey and Dr. Julie Williams from Samford University, and Dr. Jennifer Greer…

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