Sidewalk Film Festival

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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. Jambor stepped down as executive director in December, 2006, citing disagreement with the board of directors, which is headed by Alan Hunter.


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.


  • Best Feature: Alice's Misadventures in Wonderland
  • Special Feature Jury Award: Piggie
  • Best Documentary: The Loss of Nameless Things
  • Best Short Documentary: Benching: The Art of Watching Trains
  • Special Documentary Jury Human Rights Award: A Stone's Throw Away
  • Special Documentary Jury Award: The Puppeteer
  • Best Short Film: Perils in Nude Modeling
  • Special Short Film Jury Award: The Climactic Death of Dark Ninja
  • Best Student Film: Why the Anderson Children Didn't Come to Dinner
  • Best Animated Film: The Balloon
  • Special Jury Award in Animation: Oedipus
  • Kathryn Tucker Windham Storytelling Award: Tacklebox
  • Audience Choice Feature: Woman Thou Art Loosed
  • Audience Choice Documentary: Kathryn: The Story of a Teller
  • Audience Choice Short: The Puppeteer
  • Audience Choice Alabama Spectrum: Who is Colin Cherry?


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

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