Film Festivals 


The Sidewalk Film Festival is an annual film festival taking place during the last weekend in August in the Theatre District of Birmingham, Alabama, since 1999. The festival typically screens at seven venues located within downtown Birmingham, featuring the restored Alabama Theatre, a 2,200 seat movie palace built by Paramount in 1927, and the recently added Lyric Theatre.


The George Lindsey UNA Film Festival is hosted each year by the University of North Alabama in Florence, one of the four cities comprising the culturally rich Shoals. The Shoals is an entertainment Mecca with long roots, which reach to the heart of rock and roll, southern rock, and the blues.


The Troy International Film Festival hosted by the Troy University Cinematography Society, features short films from students and independent filmmakers from around the world in the heart of Troy, Alabama!


Since 2009, The Montgomery Film Festival has showcased short films from around the world. Action, comedy, drama, horror, animation, documentary – you name it. Now, we're accepting feature-length films in addition to shorts into our film festival program. Central Alabama’s annual film festival provides an opportunity for filmmakers and film lovers to show their creativity and support for the good, the great, and the weird.


The Fairhope Film Festival is a film lover's film festival held each year on the second weekend in November, offering participants the opportunity to see world-class award winning films in a unique, picturesque location over a four-day period in downtown Fairhope, AL.


The YellowHammer Film Festival is a free, statewide, enriching, and interactive experience for high school and college students which will consist of workshops, a keynote speaker, student film exhibition, and an awards ceremony.