In addition to films, Tumbleweeds Film Festival features workshops throughout the weekend that focus on teaching skills that provide a foundation for storytelling. Workshops require registration and cost $15 per person.


Saturday, September 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Recommended for ages 8-12

Experience the art of 3D modeling and learn basic fundamental techniques you can use to create anything in a digital space.


Saturday, September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Recommended for ages 8-12

Explore how screenplays differ from other forms of storytelling.


Sunday, September 25 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Recommended for ages 10-12

Join Salt Lake Tribune Critic Sean Means as he leads a discussion and film screening on how to watch film critically.


Sunday, September 25 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Recommended for ages 8-12

Learn to use images and symbols to tell their stories in order to discover new pathways to the world of filmmaking and expressive arts.


These special events at Tumbleweeds teach individuals tips and skills to better understand media. Click learn more to register for these free events.


Saturday, September 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Recommended for all ages

Learn secrets to getting thousands views on your videos.


Saturday, September 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Recommended for teachers of grades 4-12

Introduces educators to the fundamentals of filmmaking and to the power of youth media making in the classroom.


The Tumbleweeds Kids Clubhouse is located in the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center Rose Room. In between film screenings, festival guests will have the opportunity to participate in creative activities designed to inspire, intrigue, and in some cases release some energy aka "wiggles."

Get active with Salt Lake City CrossFit!
Future superheroes, Ninja Warriors, and Jedi Knights, let your training begin!
Test out your mad skills as you run, jump, dive, and race your way through a custom obstacle course created by Salt Lake City CrossFit.

STEAM makers!
Explore the fun of physics and optics with Great Salt Make and the Salt Lake City Maker Faire.
Stop by for hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math activities for kids!

Create a Tumbleweeds credential!
Film Festivals around the world have credentials to allow patrons access to films and events. Make your very own official Tumbleweeds credential by using images captured during your visit to the Couth Booth. Add pizzazz to your Tumbleweeds Film Festival VIP badge by using markers, pens, glitter, and more!

Do you wish you had a robot to do the dishes, make your bed, and finish your homework? So do we! Learn the basics of robotic programming and watch as robots perform your commands with the help of the Learning Through Robotics team. Saturday, September 24 only 10am-6pm.

Virtual reality adventures!
Virtual Reality technology allows you to explore the far reaches of the world, but sometimes the best places to visit are in your own backyard. Presented by the Utah Office of Tourism and the Utah FIlm Commission, tour multiple attractions around the state using virtual reality technology.