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Sidewalk Film Festival is produced by the Alabama Moving Image Association, a federally recognized 501c3 non-profit organization with a mission to inspire, encourage and support filmgoers, the city of Birmingham and the filmmaking community. In addition to hosting the annual film festival, we host monthly networking and educational events, a monthly documentary series, short film and screenwriting competitions, manage a youth board and a variety of other year-round programs. 

Tickets sales to our events cover approximately 1/3 of our annual operating cash budget, so we depend on corporate sponsors, grant-making organizations and individuals like you to survive. if you’d like to know more about supporting Sidewalk, please contact us at sidewalk@sidewalkfest.com.

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Saturday, August 26 • 10:15am - 12:00pm
Saturday Alabama Shorts

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Saturday Alabama Shorts
105 minutes

The Heist
- Luke Harris
- 5 min.
As two slick conmen pitch their heist team to their savvy benefactor, we begin to slowly realize that they may have gone too far.

Rocket City Shakedown
- Benjamin Stark
- 17 min.
Follow Rex, a crusading young eccentric, on a comedic journey into the mind-numbing world of government bureaucracy and corporate rat races in his technology-driven hometown of Huntsville, Alabama.

Double Jump
- Kelsey Harrison, Brett Whitcomb
- 5 min.
One man's eccentricities are put to the test in this Sidewalk 2017 Scramble competition winner.

Since Feeling is First
- Abigail Armstrong
- 18.5 min.
A recent divorcee and an android woman explore the potential for a romantic relationship between human and AI.

Asteria
- Josh Crute
- 10.5 min.
An artist is commissioned by earth to paint the wonders of the universe, but an encounter with a stranded astronaut forces her to face the life she left behind.

Hartley
- Brandon Sparks
- 14.5 min.
A young woman contemplates leaving her Southern hometown when her ex-boyfriend from high school returns home hoping to rekindle their relationship.

Know This
- Leah Hudspeth, Jason O'Brien
- 16.5 min.
An unexpected hiking trip with her girlfriend brings up painful memories for Lauren.

Texas Cotton
- Tyler Russell
- 9.5 min.
A Texas sheriff finds nothing is simple deep in the heart of the Hill Country.

On Time
- Xavier Neal-Burgin
- 8.5 min.
Renee Johnson, a struggling mother, must make a difficult decision when she's late for her job interview.

Saturday, August 26th
10:15 AM
ASFA Dorothy Jemison Day Theater
Admission included with VIP, Weekend, and Saturday Day Passes. Premium Single Tickets also available.
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