13th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival to be shown at the new Sidewalk Cinema on October 20

Screenshot from the film “Something About Little River” . From Alabama Rivers Alliance Facebook page.

Don’t miss this year’s much anticipated 13th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Birmingham at its new location, the  Sidewalk Cinema, on Sunday, October 20th, 2:00pm (doors at 1:00).

A perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon, this year’s festival is showing nearly 20 films, including Alabama’s own newly released Southern Exposure Films.

Tickets are only $10 and limited, so reserve your spot today – Purchase tickets – HERE.


Largest Environmental Film Festival

See INTO THE BLACK and more at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Birmingham at the new Sidewalk Cinema on Sunday, October 20 from 2-6 pm. Photo from the Alabama Rivers Alliance Facebook page.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is the largest environmental film festival in the United States. It sits apart from the hundreds of festivals around the world by leaving you feeling inspired and motivated to go out and make a difference in your community and the world.

Sponsored by the Alabama Rivers Alliance and Alabama Environmental Council, the film festival is an opportunity to learn about environmental challenges facing Birmingham and the state of Alabama.

How the Festival Works

Sponsor a seat at Sidewalk Cinema! Photo via Sidewalk

The organizers have moved this year’s event to the exciting new Sidewalk Cinema, located at the Pizitz Food Hall.  Participants are invited to join the festival early and enjoy fantastic food and drinks at the Food Hall, while visiting our partner and sponsor tables in the courtyard.


Along with the Food Hall,  Sidewalk Cinema has a great concessions area AND a fully stocked bar!

The Sidewalk Cinema bar will be 24 feet long and will have wine, craft beer, and cocktail options. Photo via Sidewalk

Sidewalk doors and bar open at 1:00 pm and the program begins promptly at 2:15.  Films will be shown till 6:00 pm.  It is ok to drop in after 2:00 pm.

Check out the lineup – HERE

2019 Sponsors

Scene from the film – Climbing out of disaster. In the immediate aftermath of Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria, a group of local climbers bands together to use their skills and knowledge for the greater good of the community.

This year’s film festival is proudly presented by EBSCO Industries, Inc. and Discovering Alabama with amazing support from Rojo Birmingham, Phase Gym, EvaBank, Sierra Club, Alabama Chapter, Benchmark Mortgage, This is Alabama and Mark & Maggie Johnston.


Be inspired.

Purchase a ticket today. 

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.