2006 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival

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The 2006 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival, held on September 22-24, was the 8th in the annual series. It was the last festival to be presided over by co-founding director Erik Jambor, who resigned in November 2006.

The first annual Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival was held on Saturday September 23 in conjunction with the Film Festival.

Advance weekend passes were $25. The festival jury included Alison Dickey, Brian Gordon, Gabriel Wardell, Eric Campos, Skizz Cyzyk, Peter Gilbert, Alison Bagnall, Kent Osborne, and Steve Montal. There were 10 narrative features and 9 documentary features in competition:

Narrative features

  • The Big Bad Swim, Ishai Setton, director
  • Chalk, Mike Akel, director
  • Firefly, Pete Marcy, director
  • The Guatemalan Handshake, Todd Rohal, director
  • In Memorium, Amanda Gusack, director
  • Just Like the Son, Morgan J. Freeman, director
  • LOL, Joseph Swanberg, director
  • Puzzlehead, James Bai, director
  • Somebodies, Hadjii, director
  • We Go Way Back, Lynn Shelton, director

Documentary features

  • 10 MPH, Hunter Weeks, director
  • Awake, My Soul: The Story of the Sacred Harp, Matt & Erica Hinton, directors
  • Class Act, Sara Sackner, director
  • Danielson: A Family Movie, J. L. Aronson, director
  • Darkon, Andrew Neel & Luke Meyer, directors
  • Jam, Hunter Weeks, director
  • Muskrat Lovely, Amy Nicholson, director
  • The Trials of Darryl Hunt, Ricki Stern & Annie Sundberg, directors
  • Time and Tide, Julie Bayer & Josh Salzman, directors


  • Best Feature: LOL
  • Best Documentary, feature length: The Trials of Darryl Hunt
  • Best Short Documentary: Geocaching
  • Best Alabama Documentary: She's a Lady
  • Best Alabama Film: Gouash
  • Best Short: Vacationland
  • Best Student Film: Our Man in Nirvana
  • Best Student Documentary: Yard Sale
  • Best Animated Film: Copenhagen Cycles
  • Kathryn Tucker Windham Storytelling Award: Binta and the Great Idea
  • Audience Choice Award: Heavens Fall
  • Audience Choice Documentary: The Trials of Darryl Hunt
  • Audience Choice Short: Thornton Dial
  • Audience Choice Alabama Short: Piece of Cake


  • Carlton, Bob (December 1, 2006) "Sidewalk film festival founding director resigns." The Birmingham News

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