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Tumbleweeds Shorts! – FUN FOR EVERYONE (Sensory Friendly)

FREE SENSORY-FRIENDLY FILM SCREENINGS
The Utah Film Center is committed to ensuring that children of all abilities can enjoy the wonders of film alongside their peers. We do this by ensuring a “sensory-friendly” film screening where the lights aren’t turned down quite as low as you’ve come to expect in a traditional movie theatre, the audio isn’t as loud and there aren’t any trailers. But the most important aspect of what we do is to create a welcoming and friendly environment for all.

Our Sensory-Friendly Film Screenings program was launched three years ago at our annual Tumbleweeds Film Festival for families affected by autism or other sensory disabilities.


Directed by Various
52 min | Various | Multinational
Presented in English
Recommended for all ages

Filled with humor and energy, this delightful collection of short films offers fun for the whole family!

GROUNDED
Directed by Monica Stefanelli
6:34 | 2013 | USA
Elephants are the only animals unable to jump, but that doesn’t stop a baby elephant from trying.

A SAILOR WENT TO SEA
Directed by Sona Jho
1:34 | 2012 | USA
A modern and humorous take on a classic nursery rhyme.

MACCUPATION
Directed by Jackie Marion
4:04 | 2013 | USA
When Mac the squirrel finds a giant acorn, he wants to keep it all to himself. But what if sharing helps him enjoy the acorn more?

PAPA CLOUDY
Directed by Akiko McQuerrey
5:00 | 2012 | USA
Meet Papa Cloudy whose tears make rain and who helps fix broken hearts.

THE DELIRIOUS TALES: THE CHICKEN, THE ELEPHANT AND THE SNAKE
Directed by Fabrice Luang-Vija
4:00 | 2012 | France
Filled with action, music and dance, this is the story of a chicken who falls in love with an elephant while keeping her eggs safe from a snake.

HOPFROG
Directed by Leonid Shmelkov
5:00 | 2012 | Russia
It’s playtime for a group of imaginary creatures, who love to hop in and out of holes.

MIRIAM’S KITE
Directed by Rihu Unt
5:00 | 2013 | Estonia
When Miriam’s younger brother becomes stuck in a tree while flying a kite, she must figure out how to rescue him.

TINY BUBBLES
Directed by Brent Dawes
5:00 | 2013 | South Africa
A fish that loves playing with bubbles does its best to stop the bubbles from reaching the surface of the water where they pop and burst. Will the fish succeed?

SNOWFLAKE
Directed by Natalia Chernysheva
5:42 | 2012 | Russia
A boy in Africa receives a paper snowflake in the mail and wakes up to find the savanna desert has been transformed into a winter wonderland!

HEDGEHOGS AND THE CITY
Directed by Evalds Lacis
10:00 | 2013 | Latvia
When a pair of hedgehogs wakes to find their forest home has been transformed into a city, they come up with a plan to get their home back.

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Sensory Screening

Saturday, May 3, 2014 @ 9:15 AM10:50 AM MDT