February 1 is the deadline to submit your film to the Sidewalk Film Festival

Bham Now-er’s at Sidewalk Film Festival in 2022. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

This year, Sidewalk Film Festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary. For over two decades, Sidewalk has proudly accepted project submissions through the FilmFreeway platform. The regular deadline for submissions is Wednesday, Feb. 1. Keep reading to hear all about Sidewalk Film Festival and why you should submit your film.

What is Sidewalk Film Festival?

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Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema Jefferson County Commission South Lounge. (Nick Case / Bham Now)

Since 1998, Sidewalk Film Festival has showcased 250 filmmakers and welcomed over 15,000 audience members. As a nonprofit organization, Sidewalk commemorates filmmaking in Alabama by celebrating inclusion and diversity with its community.

Community is something that Sidewalk seeks to create through everything they do from regular events to special fundraisers. This festival is a place for film lovers and filmmakers alike—and that is best achieved by creatives submitting their films for the chance that everyone can enjoy them.

The 25th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival presented by Regions Bank is returning with contributions from the Sidewalk Film Center and Cinema, Alabama Theatre, Lyric Theatre, Carver Theatre and more. This year’s festival will be held August 21-27 in Birmingham’s Historic Theatre District.

Interested in submitting your film?

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Sidewalk Film Festival 2021. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

If you’re a passionate filmmaker and eager to have your work known, then here is some more information on submissions.

  • Any and all creative projects must be submitted using the FilmFreeway platform in order to be considered for festival inclusion.
  • Eligible works must have been completed after January 1, 2020.
  • Entrants warrant that they have the legal right to submit the work to Sidewalk.
  • For entry deadlines and award information, visit the Sidewalk Film Festival website.

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