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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 was held on September 22-24. 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:
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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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===Awards===
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* Best Feature: ''LOL''
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* Best Documentary, feature length: ''The Trials of Darryl Hunt''
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* Best Short Documentary: ''Geocaching''
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* Best Alabama Documentary: ''She's a Lady''
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* Best Alabama Film: ''Gouash''
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* Best Short: ''Vacationland''
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* Best Student Film: ''Our Man in Nirvana''
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* Best Student Documentary: ''Yard Sale''
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* Best Animated Film: ''Copenhagen Cycles''
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* [[Kathryn Tucker Windham]] Storytelling Award: ''Binta and the Great Idea''
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* Audience Choice Award: ''Heavens Fall''
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* Audience Choice Documentary: ''The Trials of Darryl Hunt''
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* Audience Choice Short: ''Thornton Dial''
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* Audience Choice Alabama Short: ''Piece of Cake''
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==2005==
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==Festivals==
The 7th annual festival took place September 23-25.
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* [[2008 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival]]
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* [[2009 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival]]
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* [[2010 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival]]
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* [[2011 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival]]
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* [[2012 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival]]
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* [[2013 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival]]
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* [[2014 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival]]
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* [[2015 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival]]
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* [[2016 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival]]
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* [[2017 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival]]
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* [[2018 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival]]
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* [[2019 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival]]
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* [[2020 Sidewalk Film Festival]]
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===Awards===
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==References==
* Best Feature: ''The Puffy Chair''
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* Carlton, Bob (December 1, 2006) "Sidewalk film festival founding director resigns." {{BN}}
* Best Director, narrative feature: Andrew Bujalski (''Mutual Appreciation'')
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* Isom, Lanier Scott (September 2007) "Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival 2007: A Cinematic Celebration on the Streets of Birmingham."  ''[[Portico]]''.
* Special Mention: ''Four Eyed Monsters''
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* Colurso, Mary (August 30, 2020) "Sidewalk Film Festival 2020: A look at the drive-in event in Alabama." {{BN}}
* Best Ensemble Cast: ''Swimmers''
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* Best Cinematography: ''Americano''
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* Best Documentary, feature length: ''Lucha Libra: Life Behind the Mask''
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* Best Short Documentary: ''Charles Moore: I Fight With My Camera''
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* Special Jury Award for Cultural Significance: ''Music is My Life, Politics My Mistress''
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* Best Student Documentary: ''Miss Lil's Camp''
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* Best Short: ''SPAM-KU''
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* Best Student Film: ''Test Day''
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* Best Animated Film: ''Quest for the Orb''
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* [[Kathryn Tucker Windham]] Storytelling Award: ''Pee Shy''
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* Special Jury Prize for Short Films: ''Dare''
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* Audience Choice Award: ''Novem''
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* Audience Choice Documentary: ''Favela Rising''
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* Audience Choice Short: ''Pee Shy''
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* Audience Choice Alabama Short: ''A Modest Proposal''
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* Alabama Citation, Excellence in Imagery: ''Mindwalk''
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* Alabama Citation, Excellence in Cinematography: ''The Girlfriend''/''Who Killed Tangerine?''
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* Alabama Citation, Excellence in Casting: ''Air Band''
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* Alabama Citation, Excellence in Multimedia: ''Portrait of a Girl''
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* Alabama Citation, Excellence in Soundtrack: ''Mindwalk''
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* Alabama Citation, Excellence in Animation: ''The Fanciful Gentleman''
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* Alabama Citation, Excellence in Drama: ''Birthday Wish''
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* 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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* 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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* Sidewrite Grand Prize: ''Muckfuppet'' by Kenn McCracken
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* Production Prize: ''Waiting'' by Mary Cathryn Wendt
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* 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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==2004==
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The 6th annual festival took place September 23-26 in 7 venues. The jury included Eric Campos from ''Film Threat'' magazine, Gill Holland, Don Myrick, Peter Gilbert, Lucia Small, Gabe Wardell, Skizz Cyzyk, Steve Montal, [[Michael Grady]], and [[Daniel Wallace]].
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===Awards===
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* Best Feature: ''[[Alice's Misadventures in Wonderland]]''
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* Special Feature Jury Award: ''Piggie''
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* Best Documentary: ''The Loss of Nameless Things''
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* Best Short Documentary: ''Benching: The Art of Watching Trains''
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* Special Documentary Jury Human Rights Award: ''A Stone's Throw Away''
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* Special Documentary Jury Award: ''The Puppeteer''
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* Best Short Film: ''Perils in Nude Modeling''
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* Special Short Film Jury Award: ''The Climactic Death of Dark Ninja''
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* Best Student Film: ''Why the Anderson Children Didn't Come to Dinner''
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* Best Animated Film: ''The Balloon''
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* Special Jury Award in Animation: ''Oedipus''
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* Kathryn Tucker Windham Storytelling Award: ''Tacklebox''
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* Audience Choice Feature: ''Woman Thou Art Loosed''
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* Audience Choice Documentary: ''Kathryn: The Story of a Teller''
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* Audience Choice Short: ''The Puppeteer''
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* Audience Choice Alabama Spectrum: ''Who is Colin Cherry?''
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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

Sidewalk trophy.jpg

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

External links