2024 Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Kids

Black, Bold, and Brilliant Kids Short Film Program (Ages 8+)

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A collection of short films curated by Utah Film Center's Black, Bold, and Brilliant team

Charlie and the Hunt is the fantastical journey of Charlie Miles, a little Black-American girl with a taste for adventure. One day, Charlie is playfully spinning in her front yard, experiencing her world from her point of view. As a CODA (Child Of Deaf Adult) kid, she uses American Sign Language while communicating with her deaf mother and sometimes playing with Shirley, her mischievous dog. After seeing her mom frantically search for a meaningful bracelet, Charlie hides that she is responsible. So, on a journey to recover the lost item, Charlie takes off into the wild. She follows her homemade treasure map and disappears into a lush forest filled with breathtaking landscapes and towering waterfalls. While admiring the beauty of nature, she must avoid danger and overcome her biggest fear to find her way to a treasure more priceless than she could ever imagine.

Awards Winner Best Short Children's Jury–2023 Chicago Children's Film Festival

Official Selection 2023 Chicago Children's Film Festival 2023 Slamdance 2023 Seattle Children's Film Festival

  • Year
  • Runtime
    14 minutes
  • Language
    English, ASL
  • Country
  • Premiere
    Not a Premiere
  • Rating
    Not Rated - Recommended for Ages 8+
  • Note
    This film contains some exciting moments that might be frightening to very young viewers.
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  • Director
    Jenn Shaw
  • Screenwriter
    Jenn Shaw
  • Filmmaker
    DP: Michelle Clementine, Producers: Dannielle Dormer. YJ Meira and Anita M. Cal
  • Cast
    Nifeoluwa Ramroop, Lauren Ridloff, Robert Artz