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


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

Black, Bold & Brilliant Kids Short Film Program

Please note that Devil May Run is only available for online view through April 23.

Black, Bold & Brilliant team is proud to present a collection of family-friendly short films at Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Kids this year! Each short takes us on a fantastic journey, exploring the Black community from the perspective of its youngest members. Grab your treasure map and join us for an adventure that’s fun for all.

Charlie and The Hunt

Directed by Jenny Shaw 14 min | 2022 |United States Dramatic | Live Action Screens in English and ASL with English subtitles

Charlie and the Hunt is the fantastical journey of Charlie Miles, a little Black American girl with a taste for adventure. One day, Charlie is playfully spinning in her front yard, experiencing her world from her point of view. As a CODA (Child Of Deaf Adult) kid, she uses American Sign Language while communicating with her deaf mother and sometimes playing with Shirley, her mischievous dog. After seeing her mom frantically search for a meaningful bracelet, Charlie hides that she is responsible. So, on a journey to recover the lost item, Charlie takes off into the wild. She follows her homemade treasure map and disappears into a lush forest filled with breathtaking landscapes and towering waterfalls. While admiring the beauty of nature, she must avoid danger and overcome her biggest fear to find her way to a treasure more priceless than she could ever imagine. Cast: Nifeoluwa Ramroop, Lauren Ridloff, Robert Artz

Content Advisory: This film contains some exciting moments that might be frightening to very young viewers.

Devil Will Run

Directed by Noah Glenn 10 min | 2021 | USA Dramatic | Live Action Screens in English

When a young boy discovers a hole in his backyard, he fears it’s where the Devil lives. After his brother teases him about it, he decides to bottle up his worry, keeping it hidden as a burden to carry alone. This only makes his worry grow, eventually creeping into his dreams. The film uses the figure of the Devil to explore childhood anxieties. It ends on a note of empowerment and catharsis, as the protagonist releases his fears by sharing them with a friend, giving him the courage to stand up for himself. Cast: Bryce Christian Thompson, Princeton James, Posie Steinmetz, Caleb Alexander Thompson

Content Advisory: This film contains very mild language that might not be suitable for all viewers.


Directed by Guillaume Lorin 30 min | 2020 | France, Switzerland Dramatic | Mostly Animated Screens in French, Creole with English Subtitles

Vanille, a young Parisian girl who recently arrived in Guadeloupe dives into an adventure tinged with mystery, meeting picturesque characters and a magic flower. These are holidays that promise to be rich in twists and turns! Cast: Marie-Eva Phaan, Macéo Carole, Tricia Evy

Content Advisory: This film contains some exciting moments that might be frightening to young viewers.


Directed by: Various
Runtime: 53 minutes
Country: Various
Language: French, Creole, ASL, English
Subtitles: English – Listening devices will be available for audience members that prefer to have the subtitles read to them.
Recommended for ages: 8+

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! 

Yes! Keep me updated on announcements for pass sales, ticket availability, film schedule, and workshop sales for 2023 Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Kids, April 22-23.