Ernest & Celestine, image courtesy of G Kids.

The Utah Film Center is bringing the Tumbleweeds Film Festival south this May.

The only film festival of its kind in the Intermountain West, Tumbleweeds focuses on films for kids (but we’re pretty sure you’ll love them, too). The festival was in SLC in March, will it will be in Moab from May 9–10.

This is the first time Utah Film Center has taken the festival on the road.

Here is the lineup:

May 9

Ernest & Celestine, directed by Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner
Opening Night, 7 p.m., Star Hall
An Academy Award nominee based on the Belgian book series by Gabrielle Vincent about a bear and a mouse who develop an unlikely friendship. Click here to read our review.

May 10

Shorts Program I
9:30 a.m., Star Hall
A delightful collection of short films for the whole fam.

A Cat in Paris, directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol
11 a.m., Star Hall
Nominated for an Academy Award, A Cat in Paris follows Dino the cat, who lives a double life as a loving companion by day and accomplice to burglary by night.

Shorts Program II
1 p.m., Star Hall
A collection of short films from around the world to introduce the kids to international cinema.

Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang, directed by Oskar Santos
3 p.m., Star Hall
Zip & Zap, Spain’s most beloved mischief-makers, in a Goonies-style adventure film. Click here for our review. 

I Learn America, directed by Jean-Michel Dissard and Gitte Peng
5 p.m., Star Hall
A documentary following a year in the life of five immigrant teenagers in New York City.

Click here for all the details.