Utah Film Center’s 8th annual Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Children and Youth takes place March 1–3, 2019 at Library Square in downtown Salt Lake City, presented in partnership with The City Library and The Leonardo. Tumbleweeds features films from around the world and provides culturally-enriching, curated film, and media arts workshops for younger audiences. Founded in 2011, Tumbleweeds is the only film festival for children in the Intermountain West and has quickly become one of Utah’s premiere events.
Kids of all ages! Films are programmed with an eye toward introducing young audiences to the joys of international and independent cinema. Parents and adults will enjoy films that have interesting universal themes and messages. Plus the Clubhouse is a great way to learn and experience interactive media with your child.
HOW WE HANDLE SUBTITLES
Foreign language screenings are presented with English subtitles that will be read over listening devices by a “subtitle reader” for audience members who prefer an English dialogue track.
Titles will be announced in mid-January.
The program will consist of approximately 15-20 films from around the world. Past films have included Ernest and Celestine, Science Fair, The Eagle Huntress, and A Monster in Paris.
Designed to inspire a deeper level of engagement and critical thinking for children & youth. Past workshops have included Feel the Noise – Making Sound Effects for Film, Special FX Hollywood Makeup, It’s All In Your Head(set) – Take a Trip with Virtual Reality.
Free, hands-on activities for kids of all ages at The City Library & The Leonardo. Last year’s clubhouse featured activities from Clark Planetarium, Clever Octopus, Craft Lake City, Salt Lake City Makers Faire, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, and more!
Passes on sale now – Individual film and workshop tickets will go on sale mid-January when titles are announced.
- Film tickets are $7 each
- Workshop tickets are $10 each
- 10 Ticket Film & Workshop and 6 Ticket Film Only passes are now on sale.
Save $20 on a 10 Ticket Pass through January 8.
EARLY BIRD PASSES AND FAMILY SPONSORSHIPS ARE NOW ON SALE
FILM ONLY PASS
6 TICKETS TO YOUR CHOICE OF FILMS
(NOT VALID FOR WORKSHOPS)
DISCOUNTS AT LOCAL RESTAURANTS
DISCOUNTS ON FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE
FILM & WORKSHOP PASS
10 Tickets to your choice of films & workshops
Discounts at local restaurants
Discounts on Festival Merchandise
$40 ($100 value)
EARLY BIRD PRICE
PRICE INCREASES JAN. 9
2 Festival Passes
(see 2nd column for BENEFITS)
4 TICKETS TO OPENING NIGHT PARTY AND FILM
SPONSOR recognition onLINE AND AT FESTIVAL
4 FESTIVAL PASSES
(SEE 2nd COLUMN FOR BENEFITS)
6 TICKETS TO OPENING NIGHT PARTY AND FILM
SPONSOR RECOGNITION ONLINE AND AT FESTIVAL
6 FESTIVAL PASSES
(SEE 2ND COLUMN FOR BENEFITS)
8 TICKETS TO OPENING NIGHT PARTY AND FILM
SPONSOR RECOGNITION ONLINE AND AT FESTIVAL
Tumbleweeds Film Festival relies on the commitment of supporters like you, who believe in the power of visual stories to encourage empathy and curiosity, strong media literacy skills, and playful expression through art and film. Our family sponsors are vital to the Festival’s success and make it possible for us to continue fostering the next generation of filmmakers and film fans.
- Helps cover the costs of listening devices to enable readers of all ages and ability levels to enjoy foreign films.
- Enables us to present high quality and cutting edge clubhouse and workshop activities.
- Supports independent filmmakers through paid screening fees.
- Assists in underwriting travel and curation of our Festival Field Trips.
- Allows us to provide vouchers for low-income families.
- Helps us keep ticket costs down.
Interested in being a corporate or foundation sponsor? Please click here to email our development team.
Utah Film Center’s Tumbleweeds Film Festival is an annual film festival for children and youth, ages 4 and up, providing opportunities for film lovers of all ages to engage their creative spirit, and bridge cultures by experiencing films whose stories transcend geographic, cultural, and political boundaries. Past Festival films include A Monster in Paris, The Eagle Huntress, Oddball, Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde), Eleanor’s Secret, Felix, Chandani the Elephant Whisperer, My Friend Raffi, I Learn America, Rainbow, and Ernest & Celestine.
2018 FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS