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Listen Technologies Supports the 2013 Tumbleweeds Film Festival
Posted on Monday, March 11, 2013
Listen Technologies Supports the 2013 Tumbleweeds Film Festival

The Tumbleweeds Film Festival, an event hosted by the Utah Film Center, will use donated Listen Technologies equipment to provide audio description (AD) services to children who can't yet read subtitles. 

Listen Technologies is pleased to support the third annual Tumbleweeds Film Festival to be held March 15-17 at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (138 W. Broadway, SLC, UT). This unique festival, hosted by the Utah Film Center, presents feature-length and short films from around the world for children ages 4-14. Listen Technologies will be donating equipment to support audio description (AD) services throughout the festival. 

With 11 feature films from seven countries, including Latvia/Estonia, Germany and Ireland these films will be screened in their original language with English subtitles as needed. The youngest viewers can opt to listen to the subtitles which will be read aloud and distributed using Listen Technologies equipment. These AD services, traditionally used to assist blind and visually impaired consumers of visual media, will ensure that everyone attending the festival can enjoy all of the events. 

“This is a unique application for our assistive listening products, but one that makes great sense for what the Utah Film Center serves to achieve with the festival,” noted Steve Woolley, Product Marketing Manager at Listen Technologies. “We’re pleased to support Tumbleweeds in this way and be a part of ensuring that all who attend can have an enriching experience.”

All screenings will be held at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. Visit www.utahfilmcenter.org for a complete schedule. Tickets are $6 each and available at www.arttix.org. 

2013 Tumbleweeds films:

A Monster in Paris - A shy Parisian projectionist, and Raoul, a colorful inventor go on a hunt for a terrifying monster.

Adobe Youth Voices Shorts Program - Short films by the Adobe Youth Voices programs.

Alfie, The Little Werewolf - After turning into a werewolf on his seventh birthday, Alfie embarks on adventure to learn its our differences that truly make us special. (Dutch with English subtitles.)

Brooklyn Castle - Students from Brooklyn's IS 318 hold a record 26 national chess championships. But what happens when budget cuts threaten to take the students' game away?

Eliot and Me - Lucy falls in love with the dog she gets from a local shelter, but when Eliot the dog runs away, she embarks on a dangerous journey to find him.

The Famous Five - An adventure based on the beloved books by Enid Blyton.

Gattuz - An Indian orphan is determined to bring down the top kite in his kite-obsessed community with one of his own.

 

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