The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is an annual national video contest in which kid filmmakers create short movies that tell the stories of Newbery award-winning books in about 90 seconds.
The seventh annual NYC event is at the the New York Public Library on Sat., Mar. 3rd, 3pm to 5pm, screening short films created by young book-lovers from around the country, and includes movies that are hilarious, ingenious and inspiring.
Tickets are FREE, but you should reserve your seat now to ensure admission.
A selection of the kid-made movies are screened annually in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, and many other cities.
Also underway this week, through Sun., March 4th, is the NY International Children’s Film Festival screening the best new animation, live action, documentary and experimental films from across the globe. Enjoy more than 125 new films from over 30 countries, including behind-the-scenes talks with filmmakers.
The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival at the NYPL is hosted by children’s authors James Kennedy, author of The Order of Odd-Fish, and Michael Northrop, the writer behind Polaris, Trapped, and the Tombquest series.
Seating is first come first served, and priority is given to those who registered in advance. There is also a stand-by line.
Screenings are in the Celeste Bartos Forum at the main branch on Fifth Avenue and 42nd St.
Interested in making your own 90-Second Newbery for next year? Find complete details, plus video resources, at the 90-Second Newbery website.
The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is under the fiscal sponsorship of Fractured Atlas 501(c)(3).
KidsLIVE programs are sponsored by the Andreas C. Dracopoulos Family Endowment for Young Audiences.