Acclaimed Sidewalk Film Festival taking place next week

Birmingham event called one of the coolest film festivals in the world

Chloe Cook is executive director of the Sidewalk Film Festival.

More than 250 films will screen in Birmingham next week as part of the 25th Sidewalk Film Festival.

Called one of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” by Moviemaker Magazine, the event offers feature films, documentaries, short films, live performances and more at various locations in downtown Birmingham.

Directors such as Greta Gerwig (“Barbie”) and Daniel Scheinert (“Everything Everywhere All At Once”) have participated in the festival.

“This is always an exciting week for Birmingham as we welcome local, regional and national filmmakers and fans to our city to celebrate not only film and media arts, but also our 25th festival year,” said Sidewalk Film Festival Executive Director Chloe Cook. “We are proud of how Sidewalk has grown in size, as well as in fan and filmmaker awareness over the years and know this year will truly be one to remember.” (Cook talks about the festival on the Business Alabama Podcast).

The second weekend of the festival Aug. 25 draws the most attendees, and the opening film for that weekend is “Art for Everybody,” which explores the Thomas Kinkade phenomenon.

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To see the full 25th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival lineup or to purchase tickets, visit the official site. VIP passes, weekend passes and day passes are available, as well as a limited number of premium single tickets to all feature films and short film blocks.

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