The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival
Saturday, February 23 from 2 - 4 p.m.
Olympic Room, Main Library
The 90-Second Newbery Film Competition & Festival celebrates the biggest award in children's literature - The Newbery Medal - presented annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Learn more about the Newbery Medal here.
Filmmakers of any age (but mostly kids and teens), were challenged to make a movie that creatively compressed the story of a Newbery Medal or Honor book into 90 seconds or less using (at least mostly) kid and teen actors. Twenty videos were received and will be shown at the library's first ever 90-Second Newbery Film Festival at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 23 in the downtown Main Library's Olympic Room. The festival will also include films from New York City, Chicago, and Portland. The Saturday event will be hosted by the festival's co-creator, James Kennedy, author of Order of the Odd Fish and the awesomely entertaining, Kevin Emerson, author of Carlos is Gonna Get It, "The Oliver Nocturne" series, and his newest The Lost Code.
For a sneak-preview of one of the submitted films go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvNLKeaeQ7w
The 90‐Second Newbery Film Festival was founded by James Kennedy and Betsy Bird. Complete details of this contest at www.90secondnewbery.com.
Last Updated 20.02.2013