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Sidewalk, post-Shout, pre-festival


A few exclusive updates on the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival from tonight’s monthly Sidewalk Salon:

Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival

• As mentioned on our Twitter update, the July edition of the Scramble filmmaking competition has been canceled. Organizers said they wanted to concentrate on the main festival for Sept. 25-27. The July contest would have lasted 10 days, rather than the typical 48 hours. The next Scramble will take place Nov. 6-8, with screening date to be determined.

• No numbers available yet on this past weekend’s Birmingham Shout gay/lesbian film festival. Look for them on Wade on Birmingham later this week.

Five of the six venues for Sidewalk 2009 have been locked in, says executive director Chloe Collins, all familiar sites to festivalgoers:

  • Alabama Theatre
  • Carver Theatre
  • Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
  • Alabama Power
  • McWane Science Center

The sixth venue will be either the previously used Hill Arts Center (a k a the Alabama Showplace, next to the Alabama Theatre) or a new-to-Sidewalk venue, the Harambe Room at Wee Care Academy [map].

Regions Bank will not repeat as title sponsor for the festival. Collins says organizers are not actively pursuing title sponsors, instead going after a wider group of smaller sponsors. However, she did not rule out the possibility of another title sponsor. The 2008 festival marked the first time any title sponsor was in place.

Organizers have restructured membership packages into four levels (Limestone, Iron, Fire and Steel) with a separate one for students and military members (Coal).

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