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Alabama Nonprofit Film Festival

Alabama Nonprofit Film Festival

Thursday, October 3, 2024
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM (CDT)

Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex - Forum Building

950 22nd Street North
3rd Floor
Birmingham, AL 35203
United States

Event Details

Ten promising nonprofits, which include those with Black leaders or who are serving BIPOC communities, have been selected as recipients of our Micro-Film Grant Initiative. (See the impressive list below!) Join us at our first-ever Nonprofit Film Festival when we will premiere their ten short films that tell the story of their mission in action. We believe these films will inspire others to join in their efforts, spread the word about their efforts, or financially support their work.

Compared to the population, Alabama's Black leaders are under-represented on boards, as board chairs, and as Executive Directors/CEOs (see our State of the Sector report). The gap is most significant for Executive Directors, with 83% white compared to the white population of Alabama at 69%. Only 10% of executives are Black or African American, compared to 27% of the population. AAN sees the need to support more Black leaders in their nonprofit work.

While focused on this year’s “film stars,” this event will celebrate all of Alabama’s nonprofits. The film festival is open to nonprofit leaders, foundation leaders, potential donors, the media, elected officials, and AAN members. It will be a great networking opportunity for all.

Before premiering the films, participants will hear from Tony Bowen, Executive Director of Fidelity Charitable Catalyst Fund, Elaine Martyn, who leads the Private Donor Group at Fidelity Charitable, as well as local philanthropy leaders. Tony will share tips and tricks for getting gifts from Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) and Elaine will talk about trends among donors. Stay tuned to learn about our evolving agenda.

Festival attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy an evening celebrating the invaluable work nonprofits do while connecting with the “film stars,” leaders from foundations across Alabama, the Fidelity Charitable Catalyst Fund, the media, elected officials, and nonprofit leaders. This event is a celebration of Alabama's nonprofits with networking, good food, beer, and wine, and the ability to learn more about our “film stars” at informational booths before and after the event. You're welcome to come early and stay late!


2024 Nonprofit Film Stars

Aum Foundation

Birmingham Corps

Birmingham Education Foundation

College Choice Foundation


Khairi and Little Angels’ Memorial

South Baldwin Literacy Council

STREAM Innovations

The Flourish Alabama

The Red Barn

Event Agenda

4:30-5:00       │ Red-carpet photos and networking (doors open at 4:00, come early!)
5:00-5:30       │ Remarks by national and local leaders
5:30-6:30       │ Premiere films

Alabama nonprofits generate more than $17 billion annually for our state, hold over $20 billion in assets, and employ approximately 5.1% of Alabamians.  More importantly, nonprofits provide fundamental services that are key to the physical and mental health of millions of residents.

AAN is grateful for our title sponsor, Fidelity Charitable Catalyst Fund.

Interested in sponsoring our event? We have business and nonprofit rates. Please contact Danielle Dunbar, 205.963.7969, for more information.

As an Alabama Nonprofit Film Festival sponsor, you are investing in nonprofits across the state and positively impacting the vital work they do. Imagine our state without youth programs that provide mentors and build character, equity-centered workforce development, or literacy programs that lift children and adults out of the darkness.

For More Information:

Deidre Clark (she/her/hers)
Deidre Clark (she/her/hers)
Director, Membership and Community Engagement Alabama Association of Nonprofits (205)899-1276

Street parking is available. The red garage at 917 22nd Ave. N is recommended.BJCC and parking map