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 kiwi@sidewalkfest.com.

Happy scrambling!

Time-Warp Scramble Screening

The grand finale of Scramble, Sidewalk’s 48-hour filmmaking competition! Join us at the Alabama School of Fine Arts Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre to see all of the completed films from the competition weekend and find out who’s going home with over $3,000 in cash and prizes.

Doors open at 6PM. Films start at 7PM.

Venue: Alabama School of Fine Arts, Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre
800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard
Birmingham, AL 35203

Best Film Jury Prize:
$1,000 cash
Automatic acceptance into the 2017 Sidewalk Film Festival (providing filmmaking team with 4 Festival VIP Passes, valued at $1,000)

Best Film Audience Choice Prize:
$500 cash
Automatic acceptance into the 2017 Sidewalk Film Festival (providing filmmaking team with 4 Festival VIP Passes, valued at $1,000)

2018 Time-Warp Scramble Competition

**We have just opened a limited number of spots for this Scramble – after this there will be NO additional registration times, and the only way to participate will be if a registered team drops out and you have signed up on the waitlist.**

 

Get ready for a special time-based edition of Sidewalk Scramble warping to you February 16-18. During this 48-hour period, teams will be challenged to create a 4 minute short film — from concept to completion — using a Sidewalk-provided genre and time period and their own caffeine-fueled creativity. Additionally, each team will be assigned a unique time-related prop and line of dialogue that must appear in the film. Filmmakers at all levels of experience are invited to compete for over $3,000 in cash and prizes! Plus, every completed film will be shown on the big screen at the premiere event on March 8th.

Kickoff: Friday, February 16th 6:00 – 8:00 PM at The Abbey
Film Drop Off: Sunday, February 18th 6:00 – 7:00 PM at The Abbey
Premiere Screening: Thursday, March 8th 7:00 – 9:00 PM ASFA Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre

Best Film Jury Prize:
$1,000 cash
Automatic acceptance into the 2018 Sidewalk Film Festival (providing filmmaking team with 4 Festival VIP Passes, valued at $1,000)

Best Film Audience Choice Prize:
$500 cash
Automatic acceptance into the 2018 Sidewalk Film Festival (providing filmmaking team with 4 Festival VIP Passes, valued at $1,000)

Registration fees (includes 2 tickets to the screening event):
Early Bird Registration – $40 ends 2/2
Regular Registration – $50 2/3-2/9
Late Registration – $60 2/10-2/16