The 26th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival (Sidewalk) presented by Regions Bank proudly announces its initial lineup, spotlighting the power and creativity of women in film. For the first time in the festival’s history, Sidewalk is leading with six captivating titles, all directed by, led by and focused on women.

For more than two decades, Sidewalk Film Festival has highlighted indie films and indie filmmakers from across the globe from the heart of Birmingham’s historic theatre district. Last summer, Sidewalk was recognized as one of the “Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in
the World” by Moviemaker magazine and was also placed on the publication’s annual list of “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry” earlier this month.

The first six titles unveiled for the festival are:

1. “Chaperone” – Directed by Zoe Eisenberg
2. “No One Asked You” – Directed by Ruth Leitman
3. “A Song for Imogene” – Directed by Erika Arlee
4. “Maya and the Wave” – Directed by Stephanie Johnes
5. “The World According to Allee Willis” – Directed by Alexis Spraic
6. “Welcome Space Brothers” – Directed by Jodi Wille

“Our event has become renowned for its commitment to showcasing diverse voices and stories,” said Chloe Cook, Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema Executive Director. “This year’s selection continues that tradition by offering a compelling glimpse into the world of women-led filmmaking. From powerful documentaries to compelling narratives, each film brings its own unique perspective that promises to engage, inspire and excite viewers.”

This year’s festival will take place August 19-25 across a variety of venues in and around Birmingham. In addition to the announcement of these titles, Sidewalk is excited to offer VIP and Weekend Passes on sale now. VIP Passes are available for $225 and Weekend Passes are $85, both granting access to a wealth of experiences throughout the festival.

For more information on this year’s Sidewalk Film Festival and to purchase passes, click here.

Sidewalk Film Festival is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging filmmaking in Alabama and building audiences for independent film. For two decades, the organization’s premier event, the Sidewalk Film Festival, has showcased the work of filmmakers from around the world, welcoming 15,000 film lovers to Birmingham annually.