Everything you need to know about volunteering at Sidewalk Film Festival—August 21-27

Sidewalk Film Festival 2022
Join the camrarderie by volunteering at Sidewalk Film Festival. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

The countdown is almost over—Sidewalk Film Festival is just around the corner! If you’re a film junkie and want to experience this cherished event in a unique way, then keep reading for info on volunteering at this year’s festival, happening August 21-27.

Sidewalk Film Festival would not be possible without generous volunteers

A lot goes into the planning of this beloved event. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Recently claimed as one of the coolest film festivals in the world, Sidewalk Film Festival is one of our favorite annual events around The Magic City.

The week-long festival takes a lot of hard work to pull off, and it can only happen because of the amazing staff and volunteers.

If you’re interested in serving filmmakers and supporters nationwide, Sidewalk Film Festival is seeking volunteers in the following capacities:

  • Awards show
  • Box Office
  • Film Special Events Assistant
  • Filmmaker Transportation
  • Footprint logistics
  • General pre/post production
  • Merchandise
  • Panels
  • Parties
  • Production
  • Signage
  • Street team
  • VIP lounge
  • Volunteer headquarters
  • Venues—See the full list.

BONUS: All volunteers get a free t-shirt, but the perks don’t end there. No matter how long you serve, you get some pretty sweet deals. Check them out:

  • 1-4 hours total: 2 festival general admission tickets
  • 4.25-8 hours total: 4 festival general admission tickets + 2 Sidewalk Cinema tickets
  • 8.25-12 hours total: Saturday or Sunday day pass + 2 Sidewalk Cinema tickets
  • 12.25-16 hours total: 2 Saturday or Sunday day passes, Saturday night pass + 2 Sidewalk Cinema tickets
  • 16.25+ hours: 3 day passes, 2 Saturday night passes, 2 Sidewalk Cinema tickets

What to expect at this year’s festival

Volunteering at Sidewalk Film Festival
The countdown is almost over. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

It’s no secret that we at Bham Now love Sidewalk Film Festival. This year, you can expect a stacked lineup including four special films made by Birmingham directors.

The 25th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival presented by Regions Bank includes a “festival footprint” that brings you from the Sidewalk Film Center and Cinema to other beloved Alabama theaters.

Eager to be part of this atmosphere? Volunteer at Sidewalk Film Festival 2023!

Are you attending or volunteering at this year’s festival? Let us know on Facebook + Instagram.

Callie Morrison
Callie Morrison
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