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2022 Schedule

Tumbleweeds Film Festival screenings, workshops, and Clubhouse activities will be held at Mid-Valley Performing Arts Center in Taylorsville unless otherwise noted.

Film Screening

May 20 at 7:00 pm

Maika

$10 for Opening Night Film on Friday

After a meteor falls to earth, 8-year-old Hung meets an alien girl from the planet Maika, searching for her lost friend. The alien helps Hung make new friends and heal a broken heart. But danger lurks everywhere.

Film Screening

May 21 at 10:00 am

NYCIFF Kid Flicks One 2021-2022

$6 for Saturday Day Pass

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.

Workshop

May 21 at 11:30 am

How to Write a Screenplay (for Young Kids)

Workshop

May 21 at 11:30 am

Bad Dog Blasts into Space

Workshop

May 21 at 11:30 am

Autonomous Drone Challenge

Workshop

May 21 at 11:30 am

How to Write a Screenplay (for Young Kids)

Film Screening

May 21 at 12:00 pm

Tumbleweeds Classic: Supa Modo

$6 for Saturday Day Pass

Jo, a witty 9-year old terminally ill girl is taken back to her rural village to live out the rest of her short life. Her only comfort during these dull times are her dreams of being a Superhero, which prove to be something her rebellious teenage sister Mwix, overprotective mother Kathryn and the entire village of Maweni think they can fulfill.

Workshop

May 21 at 1:45 pm

Basic Tech for Filmmaking

Workshop

May 21 at 1:45 pm

Video Game Design

Workshop

May 21 at 1:45 pm

Special Effects Makeup

Workshop

May 21 at 1:45 pm

To The Sky! Tallest Towers and Wood Sculptures

Film Screening

May 21 at 2:00 pm

The Strangest Girl in the World (La chica más rara del mundo)

$6 for Saturday Day Pass

(La chica más rara del mundo) Melién is 15 years old and has an incredible imagination. She loves to read mystery books, draw monsters and write horror stories. She is happy with her way of being, even though at school they say she is “The strangest girl in the world”. But, the problem she has is above that, apparently, her drawings are coming to life.

May 21 at 4:00 pm

Sisters: The Summer We Found Our Superpowers

$6 for Saturday Film Pass

Original title: Tottori! Sommeren vi var alene Calm Vega (9), her wild sister Billie (5), and their outdoorsy dad go for an overnight hike in the wilderness. The trip is all fun and games until Dadalls into a mountain crack and hurts himself badly. Unable to move, he tells the girls to go and find help. Together Vega and Billie set off on a mission across the wild Norwegian nature, and must brave wild animals, exposure, each other, and their own fear.

Workshop

May 21 at 4:00 pm

Tecnología básica para hacer películas

Workshop

May 21 at 4:00 pm

Acting for the Camera

Workshop

May 21 at 4:00 pm

Screenwriting Basics: Write The Movie You Want To See (for Older Kids)

Film Screening

May 21 at 6:30 pm

Zero Gravity

$6 for Saturday Day Pass

Zero Gravity follows a diverse group of middle-school students from San Jose, CA, who compete in a nationwide tournament to code satellites aboard the International Space Station.

Film Screening

May 22 at 10:00 am

Animation Celebration

$6 for Sunday Day Pass

A collection of animated short films from all ages that celebrate different animation types. Films in the program to be announced!

Workshop

May 22 at 11:30 am

How to Write a Screenplay (for Young Kids)

Workshop

May 22 at 11:30 am

How to Film Using a Green Screen

Workshop

May 22 at 11:30 am

Bad Dog Blasts into Space

Film Screening

May 22 at 12:00 pm

Jackie & Oopjen

$6 for Sunday Day Pass

When Oopjen thinks 12-year-old Jackie is the sister she's lost years ago, Rembrandt’s famous painting comes to life.

Workshop

May 22 at 1:45 pm

Create a World in Virtual Reality

Workshop

May 22 at 1:45 pm

Special Effects Makeup

Film Screening

May 22 at 2:00 pm

NYCIFF Kid Flicks Two 2021-2022

$6 for Sunday Day Pass

Presented in partnership with New York International Children’s Film Festival. With shorts for ages 8+, Kid Flicks Two audiences are ready for plenty of fun, plus deeper themes and multilingual films with English subtitles.

Film Screening

May 22 at 4:00 pm

Spaceboy

$6 for Sunday Day Pass

Arriving in a new town with his dad, Jim, a gifted 11-year-old boy has to participate in a young scientist competition with his new classmate Emma. Jim convinces her to secretly build a real air balloon. Pursuing his father’s dream of going to space, Jim drags her into an adventure which brings them closer.

Workshop

May 22 at 4:00 pm

Create a World in Virtual Reality

Workshop

May 22 at 4:00 pm

Screenwriting Basics: Write The Movie You Want To See (for Older Kids)

Workshop

May 22 at 4:00 pm

Moving Art: Kinetic Sculptures and Mobiles

May 22 at 6:30 pm

Special Screening: Lamya’s Poem

$6 for Sunday Film Pass

A young refugee girl fleeing violence and war finds a book of poetry by the celebrated 13th century poet, Rumi. The book becomes a magical gateway where she meets the young Rumi when he was a refugee, escaping the terrible wars of his time. In a shared dream world populated by monsters and other threats that represent the perils they face on their respective journeys, she must help him write the poem that 800 years later will save her life.

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! 

Free screening of Flee at Liberty Park, SLC at 8 pm on July 17.
Get notified when tickets are released for the screening.