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


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May 21, 2022 at 10:00 am
$6 for Saturday Day Pass
Mid-Valley Performing Arts Center

NYICFF Kid Flicks One 2021-2022

Presented in partnership with New York International Children’s Film Festival. Share your love of cinema with your little ones with Kid Flicks, curated to charm all ages and especially introduce our youngest viewers, ages 3+, to their very first screen experiences. Little Emi in The Yogi Walrus craves ice cream and always wants more, but learning to savor is the cherry on top. Meanwhile, in Kenya’s Symphony, a stubborn 5-year-old reluctantly heads off to a performance with her mom, but when the music starts, will a passion bloom? Young Mido wants to be part of the band, but needs to adjust his wild and wooly style amidst a troupe of cool creatures in Mido and the Instrumals.

Films in this program:

A FILM BY M+M United States, Animation, Megan McShane & Matthew Yang, 2020, 2 min. No dialogue Two wacky wizard friends bump and cruise through a fantastical land, powered by green in more ways than one!

A LYNX IN THE TOWN France, Switzerland, Animation, Nina Bisiarina, 2019, 7 min. No dialogue You’ve heard of King Kong, now meet this king cat, a giant feline who falls for the big city, with its skyscraper scratching posts and inhabitants who marvel at her size. INK Netherlands, Animation, Joost van den Bosch & Erik Verkerk, 2020, 2 min. No dialogue Being a neat freak is easy when you’ve got eight arms and live underwater, but try keeping up with this octopus teacher’s hilarious lesson!

KENYA’S SYMPHONY United States, Animation, Carlos Douglas Jr, 2019, 5 min. English A stubborn 5-year-old reluctantly heads off to a performance with her mom. When the music starts, will a passion bloom?

KIRI AND LOU – AIR New Zealand, Canada, Animation, Harry Sinclair, 2020, 5 min. English Kiri and Lou are the silliest creatures around, but they’re smart enough to know a good thing when they’ve got it.

LEAF Belarus, Czech Republic, Animation, Aliona Baranova, 2020, 6 min. No dialogue A larger-than-life sailor is reminded of home when a passenger’s daughter brings aboard a tiny red leaf, inspiring a grand new journey.

MIDO AND THE INSTRUMALS France, Animation, Roman Guillanton, 2020, 6 min. No dialogue Young Mido wants to be part of the band, but he just might need to tune his wild and wooly style to jam with these cool creatures.

SUM OF ITS PARTS United States, Animation, Alisa Stern, 2019, 3 min. No dialogue Wondrous creatures bop, slither, and shake to the beat of the forest in this silly sylvan symphony.

THE YOGI WALRUS United Kingdom, Animation, Daleya Marohn, 2019, 4 min. English Little Emi craves ice cream and always wants more. Learning to savor is the cherry on top.

UMBRELLAS France, Spain, Animation, Jose Prats & Alvaro Robles, 2020, 12 min. No dialogue Safe and dry, Kyna has her dad’s love and protection to carry her through…until her dog Nana needs a rescue.

Directed by: Various
Film type: Shorts Program
Runtime: 52 minutes
Year: 2021
Country: Various
Rating: Not Rated
Language: English, non-verbal
Subtitles: Brief English subtitles
Recommended for ages: 3+

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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