Intro to Episodic Storytelling (Free)

Join us for a free preview of our upcoming Episodic Storytelling workshop with filmmaker and Sidewalk alumna Malerie Grady! Malerie is the writer and producer of “Tough Love,” a webseries about the misfortunes of queer dating which screened at Outfest and Sidewalk in 2019.

Malerie will be hosting a longer, more detailed workshop on April 5th with us – if you can’t make this one, make plans to join us on April 5!

This free seminar will take place in the classroom.

Sidewalk’s educational programs are sponsored by Wind Creek Hospitality.

November Salon: Media Literacy

Join us for our FREE monthly salon! We’ll discuss media literacy with Sidewalk Creative Director Rachel Morgan and Dr. Teddy Champion of Birmingham-Southern College. Additional panelists coming soon. Join us for mingling and networking from 6-7 in the cinema bar/lounge area and the discussion portion from 7-8 in the classroom space.

Keep in mind, outside food or drink is not allowed in the cinema. You may purchase concessions from our concession stand and take them anywhere you want inside our cinema space, but if you’d like anything besides that, we recommend arriving early and visiting one of our neighbors in the food hall upstairs if you’d like something else.

Thank you to Wind Creek Hospitality for sponsoring all of Sidewalk’s education programs!

November Salon: Alternative Filmmaking Technologies

We’ll discuss alternative filmmaking technologies such as VR, AR, and 360-degree cameras at this month’s salon. Forrest Satterfield will be speaking.

As always, Salon is FREE and all ages. Networking starts at 6, speaker starts at 7

Spooky Scramble

Come join us for our fall scramble, a 48-hour filmmaking competition! Great if you want to learn how to make a movie or if you’re already a seasoned filmmaker looking for a fun, quick project. We will post kickoff event location and screening date/time info here as it becomes available. Final films will be 5 minutes long.


Kickoff event will be October 12th at 7 PM at Birmingham Festival Theater.

Please note, there are only 20 spots! Each team only requires one member to register. We will not add any more spots once registration is full. If you sign up and find you can no longer participate, please email

Happy scrambling!