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Utah Film Center’s 7th annual Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Children and Youth takes place March 2–4, 2018 at Library Square and the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, presented in partnership with The City Library, The Leonardo, and UMOCA. Tumbleweeds features films from around the world and provides culturally-enriching, curated film, and media arts workshops for younger audiences. Founded in 2011, Tumbleweeds is the only film festival for children in the Intermountain West and has quickly become one of Utah’s premiere events.

Who goes to Tumbleweeds?
Kids of all ages! Films are programmed with an eye toward introducing young audiences to the joys of international and independent cinema. Parents and adults will enjoy the films that have interesting universal themes and messages. Plus the Clubhouse is a great way to learn and experience interactive media with your child.

 How We Handle Subtitles
Foreign language screenings are presented with English subtitles that will be read over listening devices by a “subtitle reader” for audience members who prefer an English dialogue track.

About the Festival
Utah Film Center’s Tumbleweeds Film Festival is an annual film festival for children and youth, ages 4 and up, providing opportunities for film lovers of all ages to engage their creative spirit, and bridge cultures by experiencing films whose stories transcend geographic, cultural, and political boundaries. Past Festival films include A Monster in Paris, The Eagle Huntress, Oddball, Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde), Eleanor’s Secret, Felix, Chandani the Elephant Whisperer, My Friend Raffi, I Learn America, Rainbow, and Ernest & Celestine.

Tickets and Festival Passes Now On Sale
Friday, Opening Night Film tickets are $10 each
Saturday and Sunday film tickets are $6 each

10 Ticket Festival passes, good for your choice of 10 films and/or workshops are now on sale for only $50!
Click here to purchase your Festival Pass.

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INTO THE WHO KNOWS!
Friday, March 2 @ 7:30 PM
 Rose Wagner

Recommended for ages 6+
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AMAZING ANIMATIONS
Short Film Program
Saturday, March 3 @ 9:30 AM
 The City Library

Recommended for ages 4+
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EDHEL
Saturday, March 3 @ 10 AM
 The Leonardo

Recommended for ages 8+

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THE BIG BAD FOX AND OTHER TALES
Saturday, March 3 @ 12 PM
 The City Library

Recommended for ages 4+
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WENDY (Wendy der Film)
Saturday, March 3 @ 12:30 PM
 The Leonardo

Recommended for ages 10+
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CLOUDBOY
Saturday, March 3 @ 2:30 PM
 The City Library

Recommended for ages 8+

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SPECTACULAR SHORTS
Short Film Program

Saturday, March 3 @ 3 PM
 The Leonardo

Recommended for ages 8+
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UP IN THE SKY
Saturday, March 3 @ 5 PM
 The City Library

Recommended for ages 6+

 

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AT EYE LEVEL (Auf Augenhöe)
Saturday, March 3 @ 5:15 PM
 The Leonardo

Recommended for ages 10+

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BIG FISH & BEGONIA
Saturday, March 3 @ 7:30 PM
 The City Library

Recommended for ages 12+
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GIRLS RULE!
Short Film Program

Sunday, March 4 @ 10 AM
 The City Library

Recommended for ages 8+
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LOUIS & LUCA – The Big Cheese Race
Sunday, March 4 @ 10:30 AM
 The Leonardo

Recommended for ages 4+

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ON WHEELS (Sobre Rodas)
Sunday, March 4 @ 12:30 PM
 The City Library

Recommended for ages 10+
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BAMSE AND THE WITCH’S DAUGHTER
Sunday, March 4 @ 1 PM
 The Leonardo

Recommended for ages 4+
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THE DAY MY FATHER BECAME A BUSH
Sunday, March 4 @ 3 PM
 The City Library

Recommended for ages 10+

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ESTEBAN
Sunday, March 4 @ 3:30 PM
 The Leonardo

Recommended for ages 8+
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ROOM 213
Sunday, March 4 @ 5:00 PM
 The City Library

Recommended for ages 12+
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SCIENCE FAIR
Sunday, March 4 @ 7:00 PM
 The City Library

Recommended for ages 10+

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Workshops take place at The Leonardo and tickets are $10 each.

Space is limited, so purchase your tickets today!

10 Ticket Festival passes, good for your choice of 10 films and/or workshops are now on sale for only $50
Click here to purchase your Festival pass.

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IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD(SET)–TAKE A TRIP WITH VR
Saturday, March 3 @ 10 AM

 The Leonardo

Recommended for ages 4+
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FEEL THE NOISE–MAKING SOUND EFFECTS FOR FILM  
Saturday, March 3 @ 1 PM

 The Leonardo

Recommended for ages 8+
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SPECIAL FX HOLLYWOOD MAKEUP 
Saturday, March 3 @ 1:15PM

 The Leonardo

Recommended for ages 10+

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IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD(SET)–TAKE A TRIP WITH VR 
Saturday, March 3 @ 3 PM

 The Leonardo

Recommended for ages 4+
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IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD(SET)–TAKE A TRIP WITH VR
Sunday March 4 @ 10 AM

 The Leonardo

Recommended for ages 4+
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FEEL THE NOISE–MAKING SOUND EFFECTS FOR FILM
Sunday March 4 @ 1 PM

 The Leonardo

Recommended for ages 8+

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IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD(SET)–TAKE A TRIP WITH VR
Sunday March 4 @ 1:15 PM

 The Leonardo

Recommended for ages 4+
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SPECIAL FX HOLLYWOOD MAKEUP
Sunday March 4 @ 2:45 PM
 The Leonardo

Recommended for ages 10+

The Tumbleweeds Clubhouse is free for all Library Square patrons and features over 20 craft and technology activities in The City Library’s Urban Room (main lobby) and The Leonardo’s Entrance Atrium.
The Clubhouse is open Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm.

The City Library Activities

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The Leonardo Activities

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Free activities for Teachers and Classrooms

Festival Field Trips
For Grades 1+
The week leading up to the Festival we are proud to offer school screenings in Salt Lake City and West Jordan, each with a post-film discussion. All participating teachers will receive a study guide packet. This year we expand our offerings with a special Thursday all-day event that combines a film screening, post-film discussion, and workshops. Underwriting for bus/transportation support is available.

Learn more and reserve your class field trip today, seats will fill up quickly: utahfilmcenter.org/fieldtrips.

Film Spark Teacher Workshop
Teacher of all subjects in teams of 3 or more; grades 6-12
Film can spark conversation like few other platforms in the classroom can so the Utah Film Center created Film Spark to help teachers with a curriculum that provides structure for discussing important global topics. At Tumbleweeds join the Utah Film Center and documentary director Jean Michel Dissard, from the highly acclaimed film I Learn America for a free Film Spark workshop focused on integrating award-winning documentary films into your classroom. Each participating school team (3 or more teachers grades 6-12) receives a Film Spark Volume I curriculum guide containing twelve documentary DVDs and corresponding, standards-linked study guides, and Utah State Board of Education relicensure credit. To sign up email rwray@utahfilmcenter.org.

To learn more about the specific Film Spark documentary titles and to watch their trailers, visit utahfilmcenter.org/filmspark

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