90-Second Newbery

Get Your Movies Ready for the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival

The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is an annual video contest in which kid filmmakers creatively tell the entire stories of Newbery-winning books in ninety seconds or less. Making the film is a fun, creative and literacy-rich experience. Kids write, storyboard, produce, act, frame and edit. Public librarians, school librarians, homeschool parents and teachers are encouraged to work with their kids to make movies. The deadline to submit films is December 20, 2014.

Inspiration and more information can be found on the 90-Second Newbery website.

Want to make a 90-Second Newbery video, but are daunted by the project? Download this handy guide of tips, tricks, and strategies.

A Minnesota First! Mark your calendar for the first-ever Minnesota screening of the best local entries. Co-hosts of the event will be James Kennedy, author, founder and curator of the 90-Second Newbery, and Kelly Barnhill, Minneapolis author of The Witch’s Boy, The Mostly True Story of Jack, and Iron Hearted Violet.

Saturday, February 28, 2015, from 3:00-4:30 pm

Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central

For more details, email Jennifer Verbrugge, Library Program and Partnership Coordinator, or call 651-582-8356.