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Erik Jambor, co-founder and director of the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival, resigned today, citing changes in adminstration made by the board of directors. Jambor’s departure comes a day after the festival parted ways with Kelly Marshall, the festival’s public relations director.

Jambor, 36, said that the board had been considering changes since summer, but after limited discussion with them, decided to leave rather than cede certain responsibilities. The Birmingham native plans to return to film production and editing, jokingly adding that he has no savings after working for a nonprofit organization for nine years. Jambor added that he remains open to working with the festival once the board finalizes plans and positions.

Updated with story link

The downtown Birmingham festival, which had its eighth edition in September, has attracted thousands of film fans and notable actors and directors during its tenure. Organizers added components to the festival experience over the years, including the 48-hour filmmaking competition, Sidewalk Scramble; the monthly Cinematheque showcase; and this year’s gay/lesbian film festival, Birmingham Shout.

Update: Birmingham News, one day later

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7 Yips for “Sidewalk shuffle”

  1. Dre’s Ramblings
    Friday, December 1, 2006, 4:59 am

    […] UPDATE: Wade has more information about the actual announcement on his site. […]

  2. Natty Woohoo
    Friday, December 1, 2006, 9:27 am

    I didn’t know that Kelly resigned, too. I really need to make it to more poker games.

  3. Wade
    Friday, December 1, 2006, 11:41 am

    I’ve corrected the info above on Kelly.

  4. Wade on Birmingham » Blog Archive » Sidewalk shuffle 2
    Tuesday, December 5, 2006, 10:29 pm

    The path isn’t clear.

    Board president Alan Hunter talked today about changes behind the scenes at Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival. Last week’s sudden departure of co-founder and director Erik Jambor has raised questions about the status and future of the downtown film festival.

    In addition, Hunter announced next week’s Sidewalk Salon will be an open discussion with board members about questions, concerns and suggestions from the public.

  5. Wade on Birmingham
    Friday, December 15, 2006, 12:33 am

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  6. Wade on Birmingham
    Friday, February 9, 2007, 12:41 am

    Sidewalk shuffle 3

    Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival named its new staff at Monday night’s monthly Salon. Catherine Pfitzer, right, has become the new executive director after having served as program manager.
    Erik Jambor, left, will become executive director of Be…

  7. Wade on Birmingham » Blog Archive » EXCLUSIVE: Sidewalk loses second director in two years
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