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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. 

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Saturday, August 26 • 10:30am - 12:20pm
Documentary Shorts

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Documentary Shorts
111 minutes

The Collection
- Adam Roffman
- USA
- 11.5 min
Two friends stumble upon the holy grail of movie memorabilia in the most unlikely of places.

All the Leaves are Brown
- Daniel Robin
- USA
- 11 min
A short film about memory, loss, family, and a sugar maple tree.

Slingers
- Adam Edwards
- USA
- 15.5 min
Explore the life of a small town beekeeper and his struggles to harvest an annual crop of nature's gold: honey.

Unmoving Derelict
- Steve N Bradford
- USA
- 9 min
Discover the history behind the defunct metal utilities in Washington, DC.

Deaners
- David Garry
- USA
- 19.5 minutes
A pilgrimage to the annual James Dean Festival in Fairmount, Indiana, as seen through the eyes of the cultural icon's die-hard fans, affectionately known as "Deaners."

Balloonfest
- Nathan Truesdell
- USA
- 6 min
Cleveland attempts to overcome its nickname, "The Mistake on the Lake," by launching over 1.5 million balloons.

Isis Hair Salon
- Nicholas Coles
- USA
- 5
Los Angeles hair stylist Carrie Banks has unwittingly been thrust into the war on terror, and she’s fighting back one braid, weave, and extension at a time.

Caviar Dreams
- Brian Gersten, Liv Dubendorf, Wei Ying
- USA
- 15 min
Delve into the complex world of caviar from its origins as peasant food to its modern status as an overfished delicacy.

Remembering Davey Allison
- Robert Clay
- USA
- 5.5 min
On July 12, 1993, NASCAR driver Davey Allison was fatally injured. Birmingham News photographer Joe Songer and Birmingham News sports columnist Clyde Bolton remember that fateful day.

Gut Hack
- Kate McLean, Mario Furloni
- USA
- 12.5
Josiah Zaynor, a former NASA scientist turned bio-hacker, seeks to rid himself of ongoing digestive issues by swapping his microbiome with a donor's.

Saturday, August 26th
10:30 AM
ASFA Recital Hall
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