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Pre-sales for Sidewalk Opening Night 2017 have ended, and we are no longer selling Opening Night Passes and Weekend Passes. We are still selling VIP Passes, Saturday and Sunday Day Passes, and Premium Single Tickets for individual screenings. Lineup for Opening Night starts at 5:30 PM on Friday, August 25th, and doors open at 6:30 PM. VIP Pass holders must be inside the Alabama Theatre or in line by 7:30 PM to guarantee your seat. We will begin selling standby tickets at that time. Any pass holders not in line will have to get at the end of the standby line (though they won't have to buy a second ticket if they reach the front).

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February 2017

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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$40 - $60

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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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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$5 - $10

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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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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$5 - $10

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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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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Free

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

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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$10

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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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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$5 - $10

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

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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Free

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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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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Free

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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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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$5 - $10

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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May 2017

Salon: Announcing Film Birmingham

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rojo, 2921 Highland Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35205 United States
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Free

For our May Salon, Sidewalk will welcome special guest Buddy Palmer of Create Birmingham to discuss the new Film Birmingham program. Film Birmingham, a division of Create Birmingham, will serve as a local film office for the greater Birmingham region. The primary goal of Film Birmingham will be to attract new commercial, television, and feature film projects to the Birmingham area as a strategy for workforce and economic development. Join us for this special sneak peek at what's on the horizon for…

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