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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 • 5:30pm - 7:07pm
International Shorts

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International Shorts
97 minutes

A Share of Share
- Kaveh Jahed
- Iran
- 1.5 min
In a refugee camp tent, a father objects to the fate of his family's food rations.

A Whole World for a Little World
- Fabrice Bracq
- France
- 15 min
A woman tells a fairy tale to her baby complete with princes and princesses -- only this story is more real than you can imagine.

La femme et le TGV
- Timo von Gunten
- Switzerland
- 30 min
Elise becomes an unexpected penpal with an unknown man on a passing train. But when the train line permanently detours, she sets out to find her pen pal. La femme et le TGV was a 2017 Oscar nominee.

Balcony
- Toby Fell-Holden
- UK
- 17
In a neighbourhood rife with racial tension, a local girl falls for a recent arrival.

Solitude
- Michael Raso
- Australia
- 7 min
Margaret visits her local train station every day in order to remember her husband, but how long can her memories last?

Outside
- David Javid Zaidov
- UK
- 15
- A short retelling of the final days of the British expedition to the South Pole in 1912.

Just go!
- Pavel Gumennikov
- Latvia
- 11 min
Inspired by the incredible true story about a young man, Just, who lost both of his legs in a childhood accident. When thieves rob his neighbor,Just pursues them.

Saturday, August 26th
5:30 PM
ASFA Recital Hall
Admission included with VIP, Weekend, and Saturday Day Passes. Premium Single Tickets also available.
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Attendees (53)