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Sidewalk Film Festival shines national spotlight on Alabama

One of the coolest film festivals in the world takes place right here in Alabama.

The Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival, starting Friday and running through the weekend, earned this distinction last year from MovieMaker magazine, and this is not the first time the festival has gained national attention. Time magazine listed Sidewalk among the best “festivals for the rest of us,” and earlier this summer, The Washington Post said it simply, “Y’all should go.”

Now in its 17th year, Sidewalk organizers are preparing for an expected crowd of 10,000 people who will watch, discuss and celebrate more than 80 feature films and shorts in nine venues throughout downtown Birmingham.

But it’s not just moviegoers that Sidewalk attracts. With more than 1,200 submissions, the festival has proven to be a prime destination for filmmakers as well. This year, the festival will host about 200 filmmakers, adding to the festival’s dynamic environment.

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