17th Annual

Sidewalk Film Festival

August 28, 2015 to August 30, 2015


Teen Filmmaker


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
January 15, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 15.00 *
Regular Deadline
February 15, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 *
Late Deadline
March 15, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
WAB Extended Deadline
April 15, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Alabama Filmmakers' Extended Deadline
April 30, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.

Category Details

Approximately July 30, 2015

Shorts: maximum 10 minutes

Projects completed after January 1, 2013

Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

Projects must be a premiere in Birmingham

Projects may have distribution

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

  Secure Online Screener
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters

Prizes & Awards

This category is not a competition.
No prizes/awards entered for this category.

Category Rules

Teenage filmmakers, 19 years and younger, may submit their work to the Teen Filmmaker sidebar with no entry fee. Work submitted to this category is considered solely for this category, and must be the sole creation of the teenager(s) submitting the work. Films are not eligible for any awards.

Eligible works must have been completed after January 1, 2013.
Exhibiting films publicly in the Greater Birmingham Metropolitan Area
prior to the 2015 festival dates may prevent the film from being
accepted to the Festival. This includes projects available on the web.

If your submission will be available through a video on demand (VOD) or pay-per-view (PPV) service of any kind, on or before August 28, 2015. please indicate such when entering. Availability through such a service will be considered during the programming process and may impact programming decisions.However, decisions regarding programming films that have been screened elsewhere and/or are available through a video on demand service, pay-per-view service and/or any other service, venue, channel, theater or otherwise are solely up to the Sidewalk Film Festival staff.

Sidewalk Alumni includes an Above The Line filmmaker (Director, Writer, Producer, Editor, Actor in a starring role) who has screened their film at the Sidewalk Film Festival in a previous year (1999-2013).

Alabama Productions include films that have been fully or partially filmed in Alabama and/or fully or partially produced in the state of Alabama. Partial Alabama productions must include at least 1 scene filmed in Alabama and/or at least 20% of the total budget spent in the state of Alabama. Alternatively a film that has the participation of at least 1 above the line filmmaker (Director, Writer, Producer, Editor, Actor in a starring role) that currently lives in the State of Alabama and/or is an Alabama native can be considered and Alabama film.

If you are entering your project via digital upload through the withoutabox.com upload system and would like to also include a higher quality, password protected online link (such as a Vimeo link) please include the link and password in the Cover Letter section of the withoutabox entry. Please be sure that the link is password protected, and please make sure that the link is active and stays active throughout the consideration process. Please note that cover letters can not be updated once submitted.