Weekend Watchlist: Previous Sundance Kids & Tumbleweeds Films

For the youngest independent film fans, Utah Film Center has collaborated with Sundance Institute for 5 years to program the “Kids” section at the Sundance Film Festival. The 2018 Festival line up was announced earlier this week and you can learn about the Kids films we programmed for this year’s Festival HERE (Kids section is listed at the bottom). You’ll have to wait to see these until January 2018 for Sundance and our Tumbleweeds Film Festival in March 2018, but in the meantime, check out some of our previous Kids section at Sundance and Tumbleweeds films.

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ERNEST AND CELESTINE

Directed by Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner
81 min | 2012 | France, Belgium, Luxembourg | Rated PG

The story of an unlikely friendship between a bear, Ernest, and a young mouse named Celestine. Presented at the 2014 Tumbleweeds Film Festival.

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THE EAGLE HUNTRESS

Directed by Otto Bell
87 min | 2016 | UK, Mongolia, USA | Rated G

Step aside Daenerys and Katniss, Aisholpan is a real life role model on an epic journey in a far away world. Follow this 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl as she battles to become the first female to hunt with a Golden Eagle in 2,000 years of male-dominated history. Utah Film Center fiscal sponsored film. Premiered in the Kids section at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and presented at the 2016 Tumbleweeds Film Festival.

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PAPER PLANES

Directed by Robert Connolly
96 min | 2015 | Australia | Not Rated

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. Presented at the 2015 Tumbleweeds Film Festival.

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