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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.
Girl Power – Short films shown from a girls perspective.
Lotte and the Moonstone Secret – Klaus and his friends Fred and Ville unlock the mysteries of three stone taken from a secret temple.
Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation – Three Mississippi 12-year-olds shoot a remake of Laiders of the Lost Ark.
Shakespeare High – A diverse group of SoCal teens band together to compete in the 90th Drama Teachers Association of Southern California Shakespeare Festival.
Shorts Programs I and II – A collection of live action, animated and forieng shorts for children.
Will – The story of a boy who runs away, searching for meaning in life, when his long-absent father reappears and dies shortly after.
Zarafa – Inspired by a true story, 10-year-old Maki and a young giraffe journey from Africa to Paris.

About Utah Film Center
The Utah Film Center brings the world of film to local audiences through free community screenings and discussions, outreach programs, and visiting artists and professionals. Emphasizing social content and artistic excellence, we present the best documentary, independent, and dramatic cinema year-round. We collaborate with various educational and community organizations to promote a diversity of ideas, to provide forums for underrepresented groups, and to develop new audiences for film.

About Listen Technologies Corporation
Listen Technologies Corporation manufactures and distributes wireless audio products world-wide for use in auditory assistance, soundfield, tour group, language interpretation and conferencing applications. Listen products provide superb audio performance, flexibility and ease of use, making them the ideal choice for schools, houses of worship, factories, entertainment facilities, government agencies and other entities. For more information on Listen solutions, contact Listen Technologies at +1.801.233.8992, or visitwww.listentech.com.

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