"I want to encourage curiosity and make sure our programs are as accessible as possible... The online film or Film Twitter community can sometimes feel insufferable — there’s lots of gatekeeping about knowledge and taste. My personal mission is to burn that to the ground."
"Legacy is about doing what it takes — recognizing something inside you that drives you beyond your current circumstances."
Meeting its ticket sales goal for this year's festival is crucial to Sidewalk's survival, keeping bills and staff paid, getting the cinema reopened, and bringing the beloved annual festival back to its full glory in 2021!
Jeff Nixon is Festival Co-producer and the event coordinator for Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema and serves on the Board of Directors for AIDS Alabama. The seasoned event producer shares with us how 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted his work at the end of what would normally be a busy month of organized gatherings to celebrate PRIDE, the shifts Sidewalk has made in their programming, and how our community can continue to support…
"Expect mic drop moments from this collection of true contenders and inspirational fierce female leaders. Come prepared to be entertained and ready to leave feeling enlightened."