FILMS | WORKSHOPS | KIDS CLUBHOUSE

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Utah Film Center presents the Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Children and Youth September 25-27 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in Salt Lake City. The only festival of its kind in the Intermountain West, Tumbleweeds is committed to presenting inspiring and engaging films with high production and storytelling values, specifically curated for a youth audience.

 

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Oddball

Friday @ 7:00pm
September 25, 2015
Jeanné Wagner Theatre
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 W 300 S, Salt Lake City


*Pass includes 10 tickets of your choice to festival screenings (these may be shared with family and friends) and discounts on merchandise.
Opening Night Film

Directed by Stuart McDonald
93 min | 2015 | Australia | Not Rated
Principal Cast: Shane Jacobson, Sarah Snook, Alan Tudyk, Coco Jack Gillies, Richard Davies, Dave Lawson, Frank Woodley
Recommended for ages 7+

 

The true story of an eccentric chicken farmer who, with the help of his granddaughter, trains his mischievous dog to protect a wild penguin sanctuary from fox attacks and in the process reunites his family and saves their seaside town.


Bamse and the City of Thieves
/// Bamse och tjuvstaden

Saturday @ 9:30am
September 26, 2015
Jeanné Wagner Theatre
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 W 300 S, Salt Lake City


*Pass includes 10 tickets of your choice to festival screenings (these may be shared with family and friends) and discounts on merchandise.
Directed by Christian Ryltenius
66 min | 2014 | Sweden | Not Rated
Presented in Swedish with English Subtitles
Recommended for youth ages 4+

 

Bamse, Little Hop and Shellman must save Grandma from the evil Reynard Fox. He has kidnapped Grandma to prevent her from making thunder honey for Bamse—that’s the honey that makes him the strongest bear in the world. Bamse and his friends must set out on a dangerous journey through the Goblin Forest to the City of Thieves.

North American Premiere


YouTube Expert Panel Discussion with Bored Shorts TV (FREE!)

Saturday @ 10:00am
September 26, 2015
Black Box
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 W 300 S, Salt Lake City


Limited to the first 200 people on a first-come first-served basis

90 mins.

 

Sponsored by CVX Live

With an impressive 423,000 subscribers and over 131 million views, Bored Shorts TV produces family-friendly weekly content for all ages. From the retelling of true stories based off the memory of small children in their series Kid History, to the mixing of voices and actors in Kid Snippets and Senior Snippets, Bored Shorts TV produces quality storytelling combined with comedic genius.

This 50-minute presentation will address what it’s like to create YouTube videos, documentation versus scripted or staged events, motivations for content sharing, privacy issues, technology (camera’s, editing, lighting) lessons learned and things to avoid.

Audience members are encouraged to come with your content-creator questions.

This workshop is free and open to the first 200 participants. No tickets are required.


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Kid Flix Mix: Best of NYICFF | Shorts Program

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Saturday @ 12:00pm
September 26, 2015
Jeanné Wagner Theatre
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 W 300 S, Salt Lake City


*Pass includes 10 tickets of your choice to festival screenings (these may be shared with family and friends) and discounts on merchandise.

Directed by Various FIlmmakers
44 min | 2015 | Various Countries | Not Rated
Recommended for youth ages 4+

 

A wonderful selection of the best short films included in the 2015 New York International Children’s Film Festival.


Opposite Field

Saturday @ 12:30pm
September 26, 2015
Black Box
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 W 300 S, Salt Lake City


*Pass includes 10 tickets of your choice to festival screenings (these may be shared with family and friends) and discounts on merchandise.
Directed by Jay Shapiro
100 min | 2014 | USA/Uganda | Not Rated
Recommended for ages 9+

 

Join a group of Ugandan youth on an inspiring quest to become the first African team to qualify for the Little League World Series.


TUMBLEWEEDS FESTIVAL PASS

Get the most out of your festival experience

Utah Film Center presents the Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Children and Youth September 25-27 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in Salt Lake City and the Park City Library in Park City. The only festival of its kind in the Intermountain West, Tumbleweeds is committed to presenting inspiring and engaging films with high production and storytelling values, specifically curated for a youth audience.

Festival passes and Family Sponsorships offer you the best access to the festival – view chart below for perks of each level.

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Family Sponsorship
Silver
Family Sponsorship
Gold
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$40 $150 $250 $500
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10 Tickets of your choice to Tumbleweeds Festival Film Screenings
(use all 10 yourself or share them with friends and famiy)
Included Includes
2 Festival Passes
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2 Festival Passes
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4 Festival Passes
Discount on all Tumbleweeds merchandise Included

Tickets to Opening Night Film 4 6 8
Tickets to Opening Night pre-film reception 4 6 8
Ticket vouchers to give to friends and/or colleagues 4 6 8
Recognition on festival website Included Included Included
Recognition on festival pre-show reel** Included Included Included
Recognition on festival signage** Included Included Included
Recognition in festival program** Included Included Included

 

**Subject to deadlines.


ANTBOY: Revenge of the Red Fury /// Antboy: Den Røde Furies hævn

Saturday @ 2:30pm
September 26, 2015
Jeanné Wagner Theatre
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 W 300 S, Salt Lake City


*Pass includes 10 tickets of your choice to festival screenings (these may be shared with family and friends) and discounts on merchandise.
Directed by Ask Hasselbalch
80 min | 2014 | Denmark/Germany | Not Rated
Presented in Danish with English subtitles.
Principal cast: Oscar Dietz, Samuel Ting Graff, Amalie Juncher-Benzon
Recommended for ages 9+

 

Antboy is back! With his nemesis, “The Flea,” defeated and in a padded cell, young Pelle is enjoying his newfound life as a popular superhero only to meet a new rival for the affections of his friend Ida and the emergence of a new super villain.

Utah Premiere


Kids Can Do It! | Shorts Program

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Saturday @ 3:00pm
September 26, 2015
Black Box
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 W 300 S, Salt Lake City

*Pass includes 10 tickets of your choice to festival screenings (these may be shared with family and friends) and discounts on merchandise.
Directed by various filmmakers

55 min | 2015 | Various | Not Rated

Recommended for ages 7+

 

This documentary program highlights the abilities and passion of young people and shows that there are no limits to what kids can accomplish.

MO’S BOWS
Directed by Kristen McGregor and Jennifer Treuting
6 min | 2015 | USA
Moziah Bridges, also known as Mo, is a sharp dresser. He decides to put his passion for fashion into action by creating Mo’s Bows, his handmade bowtie business. And business is flourishing!

FAITH’S GOAL
Directed by Elizabeth Lee
5 min | 2013 | Canada
Faith is the only girl on an otherwise all-boys hockey team. In Faith’s Goal, she lets her hockey skills show that she is an equal member of the team when a teammate says girls aren’t good enough to play with boys.

THAT BITES
Directed by Jack Yonover
44 min | 2015 | USA
Twelve-year-old Jack Yonover, who is allergic to tree nuts, wanted to raise awareness about the experiences of kids with food allergies, so he decided to make the documentary That Bites! Through interviews with other young people with food allergies (as well as parents and doctors), Jack shows that while having allergies can be frustrating, making people understand what these kids go through can help guarantee they get to take part in all of the fun activities kids enjoy!

 


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Paper Planes

Saturday @ 5:00pm
September 26, 2015
Jeanné Wagner Theatre
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 W 300 S, Salt Lake City


*Pass includes 10 tickets of your choice to festival screenings (these may be shared with family and friends) and discounts on merchandise.
Directed by Robert Connolly
96 min | 2014 | Australia | Not Rated
Principle cast: Ed Oxenbould, Sam Worthington, Julian Dennison, Alex Williams
Recommended for ages 10+

 

Twelve-year-old Dylan’s talent for folding and flying paper planes takes him from his home in rural Australia to the bright lights of Tokyo in this charming film that will leave you cheering.

Utah Premiere


Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism

Saturday @ 5:30pm
September 26, 2015
Black Box
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 W 300 S, Salt Lake City


*Pass includes 10 tickets of your choice to festival screenings (these may be shared with family and friends) and discounts on merchandise.
Directed by Christopher N. Rowley
98 min | 2015 | UK | Rated PG
Principle Cast: Raffey Cassidy, Emily Watson, Dominic Monaghan, Joan Collins.
Recommended for ages 7+

 

Based on the beloved fantasy book series by Georgia Byng, this magical film tells the story of an orphan whose life takes a dramatic turn when she discovers a mysterious book about hypnotism.

Utah Premiere


The Goonies: 30th Anniversary

Saturday @ 7:30pm
September 26, 2015
Jeanné Wagner Theatre
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 W 300 S, Salt Lake City


*Pass includes 10 tickets of your choice to festival screenings (these may be shared with family and friends) and discounts on merchandise.
Centerpiece Screening – Presented in 35mm

Directed by Richard Donner
114 min | 1985 | USA | Rated PG
Principal Cast: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman, Kerri Green, Martha Plimpton
Recommended for ages 10+

 

The Goonies turns 30! Join us for a special 35mm screening of this classic adventure where a group of misfits sets out to find a pirate’s ancient treasure in order to save their home from foreclosure..


¡VIVA NYICFF! Best of Spanish & Latin American Short Films | Shorts Program

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Sunday @ 11:00am
September 27, 2015
Jeanné Wagner Theatre
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 W 300 S, Salt Lake City


*Pass includes 10 tickets of your choice to festival screenings (these may be shared with family and friends) and discounts on merchandise.
Directed by various filmmakers
75 min | 2015 | Various | Not Rated
Presented in Spanish and Portuguese with English subtitles.
Recommended for ages 9+

 

A selection of short films chosen from over five years of the New York International Children’s Film Festival short film programs, ¡VIVA NYICFF! presents a diverse selection of award-winners and audience favorites. This program also includes a film submitted directly to the Tumbleweeds Film Festival. All films in this program are from, or feature stories about, Spain and Latin America.


Pim and Pom: The Big Adventure
/// Pim & Pom: Het Grote Avontuur

Sunday @ 11:30am
September 27, 2015
Black Box
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 W 300 S, Salt Lake City


*Pass includes 10 tickets of your choice to festival screenings (these may be shared with family and friends) and discounts on merchandise.
Directed by Gioia Smid
70 min | 2014 | Netherlands | Not Rated
Recommended for youth ages 4+

 

Feline best friends, Pim and Pom, must find their way back to their beloved home in this adorable adventure based on a famous Dutch comic strip.

Utah Premiere


Rainbow /// Dhanak

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Sunday @ 1:30pm
September 27, 2015
Jeanné Wagner Theatre
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 W 300 S, Salt Lake City


*Pass includes 10 tickets of your choice to festival screenings (these may be shared with family and friends) and discounts on merchandise.
Directed by Nagesh Kukunoor
106 min | 2015 | India | Not Rated
Presented in Hindi with English Subtitles
Recommended for ages 9+

 

Orphaned siblings Pari and Chotu set off on a life-changing journey to restore Chotu’s eyesight in this spirited and heartwarming film from India.

Utah Premiere


Imagination Celebration | Shorts Program

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Sunday @ 2:00pm
September 27, 2015
Black Box
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 W 300 S, Salt Lake City


*Pass includes 10 tickets of your choice to festival screenings (these may be shared with family and friends) and discounts on merchandise.
Directed by various filmmakers
76 min | 2015 | Various | Not Rated
Recommended for ages 9+

 

This collection of animated short films from around the world celebrates the power of the imagination!


Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants presented in 3D

Sunday @ 4:00pm
September 27, 2015
Jeanné Wagner Theatre
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 W 300 S, Salt Lake City


*Pass includes 10 tickets of your choice to festival screenings (these may be shared with family and friends) and discounts on merchandise.
Directed by Hélène Giraud and Thomas Szabo
89 min | 2013 | France | Not Rated
Recommended for ages 7+

 

Enter the world of insects in this wonderfully fun and exciting award-winning animation, as a bold ladybug helps a colony of black ants in an epic battle against an army of red ants.


A Little Game

Sunday @ 4:30pm
September 27, 2015
Black Box
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 W 300 S, Salt Lake City


*Pass includes 10 tickets of your choice to festival screenings (these may be shared with family and friends) and discounts on merchandise.
Directed by Evan Oppenheimerr
92 min | 2014 | USA | Not Rated
Principle cast: Janeane Garofolo, Ralph Macchio, Oona Laurence, F. Murray Abraham, Mackenna Ballard
Recommended for ages 10+

 

Learning to play chess helps ten-year-old Max navigate the changes in her life in this uplifting drama set in New York City.


My Friend Raffi /// Rettet Raffi!

Sunday @ 6:30pm
September 27, 2015
Jeanné Wagner Theatre
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 W 300 S, Salt Lake City


*Pass includes 10 tickets of your choice to festival screenings (these may be shared with family and friends) and discounts on merchandise.
Directed by Arend Agthe
97 min | 2015 | Germany | Not Rated
Presented in German with English subtitles.
Principal Cast: Nicholaus von der Recke, Sophie Lindenberg, Henriette Heinze, Albert Kitzl
Recommended for ages 7+

Closing Night Film 

Sammy’s little hamster Raffi is very special. He can kick goals and also has a very sensitive nose. Sadly, one day Raffi goes missing and Sammy is determined to find him, which launches the two friends into an adventure they will never forget.

North American Premiere


WORKSHOPS

Filmmaking, animation, 3D rigging, and game design workshops will be led by experts in the field throughout the Tumbleweeds Film Festival. To participate, guests must register online and pay a $20 registration prior to attending for all workshops, except YOUTH SPARK SMART GAME CODING which is free.

YouTube Expert Panel Discussion with Bored Shorts TV (FREE!)

Saturday @ 10:00am
September 26, 2015
Black Box
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 W 300 S, Salt Lake City


Limited to the first 200 people on a first-come first-served basis

90 mins.

 

Sponsored by CVX Live

With an impressive 423,000 subscribers and over 131 million views, Bored Shorts TV produces family-friendly weekly content for all ages. From the retelling of true stories based off the memory of small children in their series Kid History, to the mixing of voices and actors in Kid Snippets and Senior Snippets, Bored Shorts TV produces quality storytelling combined with comedic genius.

This 50-minute presentation will address what it’s like to create YouTube videos, documentation versus scripted or staged events, motivations for content sharing, privacy issues, technology (camera’s, editing, lighting) lessons learned and things to avoid.

Audience members are encouraged to come with your content-creator questions.

This workshop is free and open to the first 200 participants. No tickets are required.


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BEGINNING 3D MODELING WORKSHOP

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Saturday @ 11:00am
September 26, 2015
Rose Wagner
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 W 300 S, Salt Lake City

105 mins.
This workshop is limited to 10 participants and is most suitable for ages 7-12.

Experience the art of 3D modeling and learn the basic fundamental techniques that you can use to create anything within digital space. Learn about the many uses for 3D modeling including movies, games, and 3D printing.


ANIMAL JAM ANIMATOR WORKSHOP

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Saturday @ 1:00pm
September 26, 2015
Rose Wagner
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 W 300 S, Salt Lake City

60 mins.
This workshop is limited to 10 participants and is most suitable for ages 12-14.

Have you ever wondered how animation works? Learn about this cool process and try it yourself! Meet with an animator from the online game Animal Jam to learn about techniques of computer animation. Participants in this one-hour session will learn to use the same technology computer artists work with and about careers in this exciting field.

Workshop also takes places Saturday, September 26 @ 2:30pm – Click here for details


ANIMAL JAM ANIMATOR WORKSHOP

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Saturday @ 2:30pm
September 26, 2015
Rose Wagner
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 W 300 S, Salt Lake City

60 mins.
This workshop is limited to 10 participants and is most suitable for ages 12-14.

Have you ever wondered how animation works? Learn about this cool process and try it yourself! Meet with an animator from the online game Animal Jam to learn about techniques of computer animation. Participants in this one-hour session will learn to use the same technology computer artists work with and about careers in this exciting field.

Workshop also takes places Saturday, September 26 @ 1:00pm – Click here for details


YOUTH SPARK SMART GAME CODING

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Sunday @ 11:00am
September 27, 2015
Rose Wagner
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 W 300 S, Salt Lake City

120 mins.
This workshop is limited to 10 participants and is most suitable for ages 8+.

Smart Game Design Camp gives kids a hands-on experience with the latest technology as they learn how to code, create games, and use their creativity and imagination. This camp is designed for beginners and/or intermediate coders.


BUDDING FILMMAKER SCAVENGER HUNT

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Sunday @ 12:00pm
September 27, 2015
Rose Wagner
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 W 300 S, Salt Lake City

150 mins.
This workshop is limited to 10 participants and is most suitable for ages 10-14.

Sponsored by the Utah Film Commission

Join local filmmakers, Brian Higgins and Jack Allred as they direct teams of youth through the creation of a short film made on location on the streets of Salt Lake City


KIDS CLUBHOUSE

The 2015 Tumbleweeds Kids Clubhouse, sponsored by University of Utah Health Care and Animal Jam, will be located in the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center Rose Room. In between film screenings festival guests will have the opportunity to participate in numerous activities, including: an obstacle course, Microsoft Just Dance mini dance floor, STEM learning activity presented by Animal Jam, and an arts and crafts station presented by The Wonderment.

STOP MOTION ANIMATION

Presented & Sponsored by Animal Jam
Animal Jam is an online playground for kids who love animals and the outdoors! In the world of Jamaa, animated animals come to life. At the Animal Jam booth in the Tumbleweeds Kids Clubhouse, you get the chance to bring some of the creatures from Jamaa to life using stop motion animation. Work with Animal Jam’s videographer to learn the techniques behind stop motion animation and make a fun Animal Jam craft to take home.

GREEN SCREEN MAGIC
Presented by Spy hop
Want to star in your favorite film? Stop by Spy Hop’s Green Screen Magic Booth to get a photo of yourself with your favorite characters in a science fiction, action, or animated film! We will send the picture directly to your inbox so you can share it online. Visit us Saturday and Sunday from 12:00-4:00pm!

CREATE A GOOD WORLD
Presented by The Wonderment
The Wonderment is a web platform
(developed by the nonprofit organization Kidnected World) where kids build a new sense of global belonging by creating with other kids around the world to make a tangible impact in their communities. As kids create and connect through creative challenges called Paths, their participation helps fuel and inform social good projects happening around the globe, backed by a community of passionate donors.

The Wonderment is excited to celebrate and connect creativity in the Tumbleweeds Kids Clubhouse with a series of Path projects inspired by Tumbleweeds film themes. Come create and share with the world!

CROSSFIT CHALLENGE
Presented by SLC Crossfit
Sponsored by University of Utah Health Care
Get your wiggles out in between Tumbleweeds Film Festival screenings! Try out your mad skills as you run, jump, dive, and get your heart racing on the mini obstacle course specially created for the Kids Clubhouse.

JUST DANCE
Sometimes you need to just DANCE! Whether you are a natural born dancer or looking to pick-up some new moves, Ubisoft’s Just Dance game is fun for all ages, requires no video game knowledge, and is great as a single player or group activity.