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Welcome to the 15th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival, we are so glad you are here and hope this interactive schedule makes it easy for you to navigate this year’s event. Read on for all the details about the 2013 line-up of films, panels, and parties. Plus, you can learn about our special guests, sponsors and more. 

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Saturday, August 24 • 11:00am - 12:40pm
Animated and Experimental Shorts LIMITED

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1. Feral

Director: Daniel Sousa

Country of Origin: USA

Genre: Animated Short

A wild boy is found in the woods by a solitary hunter and brought back to civilization. Alienated by a strange new environment, the boy tries to adapt by using the same strategies that kept him safe in the forest.

2. Colored

Director: Ian Bondurant

Country of Origin: USA

Genre: Animated Short

This film is an animated short about two oddly-animated friends and another oddly-animated character who is only admitted into the group by discovering his unique identity. The two characters learn acceptance of their new friend when he helps them reach some of their own goals and learning the true value of money.

3. The Darkroom

Director: Cheri Gaulke

Country of Origin: USA

Genre: Teen Filmmaker                   

 High school darkroom detritus and silver gelatin cast-offs embark into an alchemical and surreal journey. All photos and animation were created by high-school students and senior Wiley Webb/DJ extraordinaire created the dark and stirring musical score.

4. A Tangled Tale

Director: Corrie Francis Parks

Country of Origin: USA

Genre: Animated Short

In this unusual romance, hand-tinted sand, becomes a metaphor for two souls as they join and separate. With a radical new approach to a traditional technique, animator Corrie Francis Parks brings vibrant color to the watery underworld in this philosophical tale of entangling attraction.

5. The Event

Director: Julia Pott

Country of Origin: United Kingdom and USA

Genre: Animated Short

Love and a severed foot, at the end of the world.

6. Illusions De Grandeur

Director: Megan Fowler

Country of Origin: USA

Genre: Animated Short

Mangus the not-so magnificent magician has a grand idea for the perfect magic trick to impress the entire village. But what happens behind the curtain?
A struggling performer learns a valuable lesson in this Dr. Caligari inspired love story.

7. Places Where We Lived

Director: Bernardo Britto

Country of Origin: USA

Genre: Animated Short

A man wakes up with a terrible feeling. His parents are selling his childhood home. A goodbye/love letter to Florida.

8. Sticks and Birthstones

Director:  April Simmons

Invisible bodies may become visible in the dark - apparitions, auditory illusions, spectres, phantoms, are all intangible, none of them, for instance, could be photographed.

9. Marcel, King of Tervuren

Director: Tom Schroeder

Country of Origin: USA

Genre: Animated Short

Marcel survives the bird flu, alcohol, sleeping pills and his son Max. Though blinded in one eye, he remains the King of Tervuren. Greek tragedy as acted out by Belgian roosters.

10. Light Me Up

Director: Ryan Walton, Derek Dolechek

Country of Origin: USA

Genre: Animated Short

Meet the Wattsons. They're spending some quality time together. In this short film, animation and live-action are combined to tell a story about a family of light bulbs.

11. Butler, Woman, Man

Director: Michael Langan

Country of Origin: France

Genre: Narrative Short

In a stately chateau somewhere in the Loire Valley, an elaborate masquerade unfolds as the inhabitants begin swapping roles with one another. A period exploration of gender, loops, role playing, and multiplicity of personae.

12. Animation Hotline

Director: Dustin Grella

Country of Origin: USA

Genre: Animated Short

Animation Hotline is a series of micro-animations that use crowd-sourced voicemail messages for content.

13. Olive

Director: Harriet-Lane Ngo

Country of Origin: USA

Genre: Animated Short

The medium this film is executed is with a combination of 2D and 3D software. Through the software called Toon Boom Animate Pro, the team was able to digitally draw, ink, and paint frame by frame. The 3D character was modeled, rigged, and animated in Maya and painted through Mari and Adobe Photoshop.

14. Oh Willy…

Director: Emma De Swaef, Marc Roels

Country of Origin: USA

Genre: Animated Short

Forced to return to his naturist roots, Willy bungles his way into noble savagery.

Saturday August 24, 2013 11:00am - 12:40pm
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL ‎

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