Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival

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Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival
Location Birmingham, Alabama, US
Founded 1999
Language International

The Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival is an annual film festival scheduled over one weekend in late August in Birmingham, Alabama, since 1999. The festival takes place at seven venues located within Birmingham's historic Theatre District, featuring the newly restored Alabama Theatre, a 2,200 seat movie palace built by Paramount in 1927, and the Carver Theatre.[1]

In 2006, the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival recognized writer/director John Sayles and producer Maggie Renzi for their more than two decades of collaboration in independent film, which includes such acclaimed indie classics as The Brother From Another Planet, Passion Fish, Lone Star, and the Sidewalk 2004 Opening Night Film, Silver City.

In 2005, Sidewalk honored acclaimed film actor John C. Reilly with the inaugural Spirit of Sidewalk award.


Current Awards[edit]

Discontinued Awards[edit]

Award Winners[edit]

13th Annual Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival: August 26–28, 2011

Jury Awards, 2011

  • Best Feature: Narrative - Without, Dir: Mark Jackson
  • Best Feature: Documentary - Guilty Pleasures, Dir: Julie Moggan
  • Best Short: Narrative - Terrebonne, Dir: Jeremy Craig
  • Best Short: Documentary - Mr. Happy Man, Dir: Matt Morris
  • Best Animated Film - Bike Race, Dir: Tom Schroeder
  • Best Alabama Film - The Chief, Dir: Christopher Scott and Mary Baschab
  • Clint Howard Character Actor Award - Sean Nelson, in Treatment
  • Special Breakout Performance Award - Nate Rubin, in Wuss
  • Kathryn Tucker Windham Award for Storytelling - Two-Legged Rat Bastards, Dir: Scott Weintrob
  • Best Student Film - An Inconvenient Youth, Dir: Slater Jewell-Kemker

Audience Choice Awards, 2011

  • Best Feature: Narrative - A Bag of Hammers, Dir: Brian Crano
  • Best Feature: Documentary - Man in the Glass: The Dale Brown Story, Dir: Patrick Sheehan
  • Best Short: Narrative - Annie and Her Anger, Dir: Tam Le
  • Best Short: Documentary - The Dancer, Dir: Seth Stark
  • Best Alabama Film - The Man in the Glass: The Dale Brown Story, Dir Patrick Sheehan

Other Awards, 2011

  • Sidewalk Programmers Award - Small Pond, Dir: Josh Slates


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