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The 4th annual Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Children and Youth featuring independent, documentary, and foreign feature-length films and short film takes place March 14-16, 2014, at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center and the City Library in Salt Lake City, and the Park City Library in Park City, Utah.  The lineup includes ERNEST AND CELESTINE, and ZIP & ZAP AND THE MARBLE GANG, two flims which premiered in the 2014 Sundance Kids program.

2014 TUMBLEWEEDS FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP

Recommended for all ages
Amazing Animations
A collection of animated short films.

Recommended for youth ages 5+

ERNEST & CELESTINE /// ERNEST ET CÉLESTINE
Directed by Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner
80 min | 2014 | France
Presented in French with English subtitles and in English (not subtitled)
Bears and mice are not supposed to be friends, but Celestine the mouse and Ernest the bear set out against the odds to prove their friendship is possible in this delightful and beautifully animated film.

THE LITTLE GHOST /// DAS KLEINE GESPENST
Directed by Alain Gsponer
92 min | 2013 | Germany
Presented in German with English subtitles
Karl, Sophie and Hannes must help their new friend, a friendly but mischievous little ghost who accidently wakes up in the daytime, return to his nighttime home in this charming film based on the best-selling book by Otfried Preussler.

Recommended for youth ages 8+

THE BLACK BROTHERS /// DIE SCHWARZEN BRÜDER
Directed by Xavier Koller
95 min | 2013 | Germany
Presented in German with English subtitles
Forced to leave his rural Swiss home to work as a chimney sweep in Milan, 14-year-old Giorgio and his friends band together to stand up against the Wolves, a cruel youth gang, in this thrilling and moving film based on the experiences of young chimney sweeps in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

A HORSE ON THE BALCONY /// DAS PFERD AUF DEM BALKON
Directed by Hüseyin Tabak
90 min | 2012 | Austria
Presented in German with English subtitles
When Mika, a 10-year-old boy who has Asperger’s Syndrome, and his friend Dana discover a horse living on their block, they form a remarkable bond with the animal and its troubled owner. This award-winning film and extraordinary tale of friendship reminds us that our differences are what make us who we are.

Short Film Program 2
This short film program will contain a collection of live and animated film.

WINDSTORM /// OSTWIND – ZUSAMMEN SIND WIR FREI
Directed by Katja von Garnier
105 min | 2012 | Germany
Presented in German with English subtitles
Unhappy to be spending the summer at her grandmother’s farm, Mika, a rebellious teen, discovers she has a talent and passion for riding horses. But will she be able to tame Windstorm, a horse considered too wild to ride?

ZIP & ZAP AND THE MARBLE GANG /// ZIPI Y ZAPE Y EL CLUB DE LA CANICA
Directed by Oskar Santos
97 min | 2013 | Spain
Presented in Spanish with English subtitles
Zip & Zap, Spain’s most beloved mischief-makers, land on the big screen in this action-packed escapade, which pits the comic book heroes against the nefarious headmaster of a rural reform school.

Recommended for youth ages 10+

Adobe Youth Voices Short Film Program
A collection of short films featuring work from the Adobe Youth Voices programs around the world that will include the films produced in the Adobe Youth Voices Film Camp.

Girl’s POV Short Film Program
A collection of short film that focus on stories told from a girl’s perspective. The program will feature films directed by Spy Hop students including films created as part of KUED’s “Women Redefined” program.

FELIX
Directed by Roberta Durrant
97 min | 2013 | South Africa
Felix, a student on scholarship at the elite private school, dreams of becoming a great saxophonist, but must overcome school bullies and his family’s past to let his true talent shine in this uplifting film.

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