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Tumbleweeds Film Festival 2013 – Park City

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Tumbleweeds 2013 Films – Park City!

Park City screenings presented in partnership with the Park City Film Series

Park City tickets are available online until Friday afternoon.
After this time, they will be available to purchase at the door

Directed by: Eric Zala, Chris Strompolos, and Jayson Lamb
Recommended Ages: 10 and up
Language: Presented in English
Play Date: Saturday, March 16 at 3:00pm, Park City Library

As big of an impression as the old serials had left on young Spielberg and Lucas, Indiana Jones left an even bigger one on three Mississippi 12-year-olds. In 1982, childhood friends Eric Zala, Chris Strompolos, and Jayson Lamb began filming a shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark. They filmed during school vacations, used the back yard for locations, and fashioned props (like that well-known giant boulder) in the family garage. Six years later, after the lead actor shot up six inches and his voice dropped to a baritone, the film was in the can.


Hailed as "one of the most elaborate amateur films ever made", Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation can’t be found on YouTube…you must come to a theatre for this experience like none other you have ever seen (except, of course, Raiders of the Lost Ark).

100 min | USA | 1989


Directed by: Various
Recommended Ages: 4 and up
Language: TBA
Play Date: Saturday, March 16 at 1:00pm, Park City Library

Lions, mice, Gruffalos, and more! This collection of charming and fun-filled animated short films will engage and delight young viewers and grown-ups alike.

Directed by Angie Hauch + Angela Tidball
5 min | 2011 | USA

A lonely cuckoo bird in a clock on the wall sees a bird in a paperweight on the desk and falls in love. Can the cuckoo overcome his fear of heights in time to bring them together?

Directed by Maggie Rogers
3 min | 2011 | UK

It’s the first day of school, and Lestor the Lion is hoping to make friends, but a big lion can’t become friends with a tiny little mouse, or can he?

Directed by Uwe Heidschötter + Johannes Weiland
27 min | 2011 | UK|Germany

She’s been warned by her father to stay of out the woods or she might encounter the big bad mouse! This captivating and enchanting film is based on the best-selling book by author Julia Donalson and illustrator Axel Scheffler.

Directed by Edmunds Jansons
2 min | 2010 | Latvia

The shammies are curious creatures. When they find a round red object, they try to guess what it is. Can you help them figure it out?

Directed by Elyse Kelly
4 min. | 2012 | USA

In this magical film, Mira chases the spirits of the night to capture them in jars and learns that they need to be free to shine.

Directed by Helene Tragesser
4 min. | 2010 | Germany

What’s that on Pierre’s plate? Is it spinach or a fierce green dragon that he must battle?

Directed by Maggie Rogers
4 min. | 2011 | UK

Bapoto, the youngest in his lion family, is ashamed of his squeaky roar. But when he is invited to join the choir of animals, Bapoto realizes that a squeaky roar isn’t so bad after all.

Directed by Brent Dawes
5 min. | 2011 | South Africa

A chameleon wants to keep its white body clean and pristine until it learns the joys of being colorful.[/EXPAND]

TBA | Various | Various

Directed by: Ellen Perry
Recommended Ages: 9 and up
Language: Presented in English
Play Date: Sunday, March 17 at 3:00pm, Park City Library

Eleven-year-old Will Brennan is Liverpool FC’s biggest fan. At his boys’ school in England, Will’s love and knowledge of The Beautiful Game even outshines his football-obsessed mates. But life is turned upside down when his long-absent father, Gareth, reappears with tickets to the 2005 Champions League Final in Istanbul.


But before the two can start anew, Gareth dies suddenly, impossibly — this time leaving Will forever. Searching for a sliver of meaning in a world that seems to have abandoned him, Will runs away to Turkey to honour his father’s memory and to be with his beloved Liverpool F.C.


En route, and needing help, Will befriends Alek, a former Bosnian football star who abandoned the game after a tragic event during his country’s civil war. Despite his initial reluctance, Alek finds himself inspired by Will’s heroic journey and agrees to take him to Istanbul. And thus this unlikely pair of underdogs takes to the road, battling fate and fortune in a desperate bid to prove to themselves that it’s never too late to dream.

102 min | UK | 2011

Tumbleweeds 2013 Workshops @ Spy Hop!
3D GAME DESIGN: Virtual Worlds

Recommended Ages: 10-12
Cost: $32.50
Play Date: Saturday, March 16, 10:00am – noon
Play Date: Spy Hop Productions, 511 West 200 South

Do you lose yourself in your imagination? Make your own virtual world complete with buildings, trees, streets and mountains in a 3D video game. You’ll leave with a game you can share online and with your friends.


Recommended Ages: 7-9
Cost: $32.50
Play Date: Saturday, March 16, 10:00am – noon
Play Date: Spy Hop Productions, 511 West 200 South

Start with a clip of a classic cartoon and record your own sound effects to make your own hilarious short film.

Sponsors of Tumbleweeds 2013!

Best Picture

Best Directors

Best Performance in a Leading Role

Best Performance in a Supporting Role

Best Cinematography

Best Production Design 
City Weekly
Downtown Alliance
Girl Scouts of Utah
Listen Technologies Corporation
Natural History Museum of Utah
Schaefer Design
Union Pacific Foundation
Utah Division of Arts & Museums and the National Endowment for the Arts
Best Visual Effects
Kanter Family Foundation
MagicSpace Entertainment
Rocky Mountain Power Foundation
TV Specialists, Inc.
Utah Autism Foundation
Gold Family Sponsors
Weston Clark + Brandon Mark
Bill + Virginia Gowski
Ken + Françoise Hubley
Peter + Lisa Labon
Maunsel + Ann Pearce
The Steven Price Family
Price Realty Group
Zander, Ozzie, and Zakrie Smith

Silver Family Sponsors
Deanna + Dann Byck
Edee + Max Chang
The Chon-Stone Family
The Downen Family
Nichole + Donald Dunn
Chris + Ellen Rossi

Bronze Family Sponsors
Miranda + Zach Barnard
Lou Borgenicht + Jody Plant
The Crockett Family
Amy De La Garza
Leanne Johnston + Robert Dick
Lara, Michael, Diego, Simone, and Cecilia Galindo
Gary + Diana Hedlund
The Hersh Family
The Leary Price Family
Ben + Katie Lieberman
Ben + Julie McAdams
The Porter Family

UTAH FILM CENTER PROGRAMS GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BYZions ZAP George S and Dollares Eccles Foundation Sorenson Legacy Foundations RioTinto Weinholtz Family Foundation


Park City, Tumbleweeds

Saturday, March 16, 2013 @ 1:00 PMSunday, March 17, 2013 @ 5:00 PM MDT