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Film Festivals

The Bama Theatre is home to several film festivals throughout the year.

Jewish Film Festival

Tuscaloosa’s inaugural Jewish Film Festival took place in 2003 through a partnership between Temple Emanu-El and the Arts and Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa County. The festival was established with the goals of introducing local audiences to the best of Jewish filmmaking and expanding cultural and social understanding. Now in its eighth year, the festival has grown to include specific areas of Jewish culture such as food. Learn More ›

German Film Festival

Continuing the tradition of screening unique and award-winning films for West Alabama audiences, the Arts and Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa County and Mercedes-Benz, U.S. International will present the third German Film Festival in 2012 at the Bama Theatre. The festival will not only feature the best of German movies, but as with other festivals, offer cultural awareness and understanding through the art of filmmaking. Learn More ›

Manhattan Short Film Festival

The Manhattan Short Film Festival will take place on September 27, 2011 at 7 p.m. at Tuscaloosa's Bama Theatre. Tuscaloosa and Montgomery (Capri Theatre) will be the only two cities in Alabama to host this 13th annual festival. Learn More ›

Black Maria Film Festival

Since 1981, the annual Black Maria Film and Video Festival, an international juried competition and award tour, has been fulfilling its mission to advocate, exhibit and reward cutting edge works from independent film and videomakers. Learn More ›

Ann Arbor Film Festival

Presented by the Arts and Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa County, the festival consists of a different program of award-winning and select short films each night. The selections were chosen from the longest running showcase of independent, experimental and artistically inspired films in North America. Learn More ›