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The '''Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival''' is an annual film festival, started in [[1999]] by [[Erik Jambor]], [[Kelly Franklin]] and [[Wayne Franklin]].
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The '''Sidewalk Film Festival''' (formerly called the '''Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival''') is an annual competitive film festival held since [[1999]] in [[downtown Birmingham]]. It is produced by the [[Sidewalk Film Center and Cinema]], a non-profit educational organization with offices in [[The Pizitz]]. The festival's executive director is [[Chloe Collins]]. [[Josh Vasa]] served as festival manager from [[2012]] to [[2016]].
  
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The organization was incorporated in [[1998]] as the [[Sidewalk Film Center and Cinema|Alabama Moving Image Association]] by [[Erik Jambor]], [[Kelly Franklin]] and [[Wayne Franklin]]. Since [[2010]] the Sidewalk festival has been held in conjunction with the "[[Birmingham Shout]]" gay and lesbian film festival.
The 8th Annual festival is scheduled for September 22-24. Advance weekend passes are $25. There are 10 narrative features and 9 documentary features in competition:
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===Narrative features===
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* ''The Big Bad Swim'', Ishai Setton, director
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* ''Chalk'', Mike Akel, director
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* ''Firefly'', Pete Marcy, director
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* ''The Guatemalan Handshake'', Todd Rohal, director
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* ''In Memorium'', Amanda Gusack, director
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* ''Just Like the Son'', Morgan J. Freeman, director
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* ''LOL'', Joseph Swanberg, director
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* ''Puzzlehead'', James Bai, director
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* ''Somebodies'', Hadjii, director
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* ''We Go Way Back'', Lynn Shelton, director
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===Documentary features===
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* ''10 MPH'', Hunter Weeks, director
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* ''Awake, My Soul: The Story of the Sacred Harp'', Matt & Erica Hinton, directors
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* ''Class Act'', Sara Sackner, director
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* ''Danielson: A Family Movie'', J. L. Aronson, director
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* ''Darkon'', Andrew Neel & Luke Meyer, directors
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* ''Jam'', Hunter Weeks, director
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* ''Muskrat Lovely'', Amy Nicholson, director
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* ''The Trials of Darryl Hunt'', Ricki Stern & Annie Sundberg, directors
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* ''Time and Tide'', Julie Bayer & Josh Salzman, directors
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==2005==
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The 7th annual festival took place September 23-25.
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===Awards===
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==Festivals==
* Best Feature: ''The Puffy Chair''
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* Best Director, narrative feature: Andrew Bujalski (''Mutual Appreciation'')
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* Special Mention: ''Four Eyed Monsters''
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* [[1999 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival]]
* Best Ensemble Cast: ''Swimmers''
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* [[2000 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival]]
* Best Cinematography: ''Americano''
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* [[2001 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival]]
* Best Documentary, feature length: ''Lucha Libra: Life Behind the Mask''
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* [[2002 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival]]
* Best Short Documentary: ''Charles Moore: I Fight With My Camera''
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* [[2003 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival]]
* Special Jury Award for Cultural Significance: ''Music is My Life, Politics My Mistress''
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* [[2004 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival]]
* Best Student Documentary: ''Miss Lil's Camp''
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* [[2005 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival]]
* Best Short: ''SPAM-KU''
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* [[2006 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival]]
* Best Student Film: ''Test Day''
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* [[2007 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival]]
* Best Animated Film: ''Quest for the Orb''
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* [[2008 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival]]
* [[Kathryn Tucker Windham]] Storytelling Award: ''Pee Shy''
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* [[2009 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival]]
* Special Jury Prize for Short Films: ''Dare''
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* Audience Choice Award: ''Novem''
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* [[2010 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival]]
* Audience Choice Documentary: ''Favela Rising''
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* [[2011 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival]]
* Audience Choice Short: ''Pee Shy''
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* [[2012 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival]]
* Audience Choice Alabama Short: ''A Modest Proposal''
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* [[2013 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival]]
* Alabama Citation, Excellence in Imagery: ''Mindwalk''
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* [[2014 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival]]
* Alabama Citation, Excellence in Cinematography: ''The Girlfriend''/''Who Killed Tangerine?''
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* [[2015 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival]]
* Alabama Citation, Excellence in Casting: ''Air Band''
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* [[2016 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival]]
* Alabama Citation, Excellence in Multimedia: ''Portrait of a Girl''
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* [[2017 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival]]
* Alabama Citation, Excellence in Soundtrack: ''Mindwalk''
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* [[2018 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival]]
* Alabama Citation, Excellence in Animation: ''The Fanciful Gentleman''
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* [[2019 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival]]
* Alabama Citation, Excellence in Drama: ''Birthday Wish''
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* [[2020 Sidewalk Film Festival]]
* Alabama Citation, F***ing Funny Awards: ''The 3 R's'', ''A Modest Proposal'', ''Testosterino''
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* Alabama Citation, Excellence in Student Filmmaking: ''Straw Man Unyielding''
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* Alabama Citation, Excellence in Cinematic Innovation: ''Gratuitous''
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==References==
* Alabama Citation, Excellence in Acting: Austin McDonald (''Straw Man Unyielding''), George Milton (''A Modest Proposal''), Stephanie Schnorbus (''The Girlfriend''), Stephen Williams (''Straw Man Unyielding'')
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* Carlton, Bob (December 1, 2006) "Sidewalk film festival founding director resigns." {{BN}}
* Sidewrite Grand Prize: ''Muckfuppet'' by Kenn McCracken
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* Isom, Lanier Scott (September 2007) "Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival 2007: A Cinematic Celebration on the Streets of Birmingham."  ''[[Portico]]''.
* Production Prize: ''Waiting'' by Mary Cathryn Wendt
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* Colurso, Mary (August 30, 2020) "Sidewalk Film Festival 2020: A look at the drive-in event in Alabama." {{BN}}
* Alabama Student Filmmaking Grand Prize: ''The Force of Attraction''
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* Alabama Student Filmmaking Special Jury Prize: ''The Weight of Life''
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* Alabama Student Filmmaking Special Mention: ''Free Running''
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* "Spirit of Sidewalk" award: John C. Reilly.
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==External links==
 
==External links==
* [http://www.sidewalkfest.com/ Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival] website
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* [http://www.sidewalkfest.com/ Sidewalk Film Festival] website
  
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[[Category:1999 establishments]]

Revision as of 11:19, 1 September 2020

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The Sidewalk Film Festival (formerly called the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival) is an annual competitive film festival held since 1999 in downtown Birmingham. It is produced by the Sidewalk Film Center and Cinema, a non-profit educational organization with offices in The Pizitz. The festival's executive director is Chloe Collins. Josh Vasa served as festival manager from 2012 to 2016.

The organization was incorporated in 1998 as the Alabama Moving Image Association by Erik Jambor, Kelly Franklin and Wayne Franklin. Since 2010 the Sidewalk festival has been held in conjunction with the "Birmingham Shout" gay and lesbian film festival.

Festivals

References

  • Carlton, Bob (December 1, 2006) "Sidewalk film festival founding director resigns." The Birmingham News
  • Isom, Lanier Scott (September 2007) "Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival 2007: A Cinematic Celebration on the Streets of Birmingham." Portico.
  • Colurso, Mary (August 30, 2020) "Sidewalk Film Festival 2020: A look at the drive-in event in Alabama." The Birmingham News

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