Save the date! Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Kids | April 19-20, 2024

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Film Program

This April 22-23, our 12th annual Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Kids returns at the Viridian Event Center in West Jordan! Tumbleweeds Film Festival will open a window to “Our Magical World” with cutting-edge animation, shorts, and feature-length films. This two-day festival will include interactive and enriching workshops taught by professionals in the film industry and free hands-on activities, crafts, and experiences for the whole family! 

Aliens Abducted My Parents and Now I Feel Kinda Left Out

Recommended for ages: 8+

Itsy’s new in town and thinks her life is over until she meets her space-obsessed neighbor Calvin, who believes his parents were abducted by aliens. As an aspiring journalist, Itsy decides to write an exposé, but she discovers much more.

Join us for a Q&A after the film with screenwriter Austin Everett to learn about what went into the story of Aliens Abducted My Parents and Now I Feel Kinda Left Out.

April 22, 2023 at 7:30 pm
$5 or Included with Day Pass
Viridian Event Center

Bangla Surf Girls

Recommended for ages: 12+

Young girls join a local surf club and dare to dream of freedom. Shobe, Aisha and Suma are poised to make history as Bangladesh’s first women surfers in an international surf competition, but society and poverty pose major hurdles.

April 23, 2023 at 5:30 pm
$5 or Included with Day Pass
Viridian Event Center
April 23 to May 31, 2023
$5 Suggested – Pay What You Can
Online

Black, Bold & Brilliant Kids Short Film Program

Recommended for ages: 8+

Black, Bold & Brilliant team is proud to present a collection of family-friendly short films at Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Kids this year!

April 22, 2023 at 2:30 pm
$5 or Included with Day Pass
Viridian Event Center
April 23 to May 1, 2023
$5 Suggested
Online

Dragon Princess

Recommended for ages: 8+

The very inspiring adventure of a strong willed Princess making her way to the Human’s world.

April 23, 2023 at 1:00 pm
$5 or Included with Day Pass
Viridian Event Center
April 22 to April 23, 2023
$5 Suggested
Online

Luisa and the Feathered Snake

Recommended for ages: 8+

9 year-old Luisa just moved from France to Mexico with her family. She has a hard time accepting this new environment. Thankfully, she’s not alone: Keza, her beloved pet lizard should keep her company.

April 22, 2023 at 6:30 pm
$5 or Included with Day Pass
Viridian Event Center
April 23 to May 31, 2023
$5 Suggested
Online

My Fairy Troublemaker

Recommended for ages: 4+

10-year-old boisterous Maxie can’t believe her eyes when lovely, little, funky fairy Violetta turns up in her bedroom. With her help, Maxie sees her big dream come true: to return to her grandmother’s house in the countryside. But soon it turns out that Violetta is a magical washout suffering from a serious chocolate addiction…

April 23, 2023 at 9:00 am
$5 or Included with Day Pass
Viridian Event Center
April 23 to May 31, 2023
$5 Suggested
Online

My Life as Lotta – Okey Dokey Alpaca!

Recommended for ages: 10+

Full of friendship, communal spirit, mysterious puzzles and lots of fun dialogue My Life as Lotta follows Lotta’s adventures during her first school trip. Based on the best-selling book series of the same name.

April 22, 2023 at 4:00 pm
$5 or Included with Day Pass
Viridian Event Center

Pirates Down the Street

Recommended for ages: 6+

The arrival of a pirate family turns boring Sandsborough on its head. Despite their differences, pirate Billy and landlubber Michiel become friends. But when the family’s archenemy appears with a very attractive offer, Billy must choose what is more important: adventure or friendship.

April 23, 2023 at 10:45 am
$5 or Included with Day Pass
Viridian Event Center
April 23 to May 31, 2023
$5 Suggested – Pay What You Can
Online

Totem

Recommended for ages: 10+

Ama, the daughter of two Senegalese asylum seekers who have to return to their country, feels completely Dutch. When her mother and brother are arrested, Ama has to go and look for her father in Rotterdam. During this exciting journey her totem animal reveals itself: an enormous porcupine.

April 23, 2023 at 2:45 pm
$5 or Included with Day Pass
Viridian Event Center
April 23 to May 1, 2023
$5 Suggested – Pay What You Can
Online

Tumbleweeds Shorts Celebration

Recommended for ages: 9+

A collection of short films curated by Utah Film Center.

April 22, 2023 at 12:00 pm
$5 or Included with Day Pass
Viridian Event Center
April 23 to May 31, 2023
$5 Suggested
Online

Whether you love to watch films, want to explore the hands on activities at the Clubhouse, or do both, a day pass is your access to the Festival!

Each day pass includes the following perks: In-person films on a first come, first served basis

  • Clubhouse activities.
  • Free UTA transit to the Festival at Mid-Valley Performing Arts Center in Taylorsville
 

Each member of your group needs a pass to access Tumbleweeds. Workshops require additional registration and fee. 

Choose a Saturday day pass, a Sunday day pass, or both! 

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