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90-Second Newbery: SCREENING DATES and DEADLINE EXTENSION TO 1/20!

December 4, 2013

Our third annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is coming—a video contest in which kid filmmakers create movies that tell the entire story of a Newbery winning book in 90 seconds or less.

Above, check out Wilmette Public Library’s movie of Grace Lin’s 2010 Honor Book Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. Terrific! I love the cunningly articulated puppets, engaging voiceovers, and attention to detail like the fish’s tail wagging. And oh, those monkeys! I look forward to showing this at the upcoming 90-Second Newbery screenings around the country. More details about those screenings below.

BUT FIRST! Want to make your own 90-Second Newbery movie, but are running out of time? Don’t fret, I’ve extended the deadline. The deadline used to be December 10, but it is hereby extended to January 20, 2014. Get cracking!

More big news. Our San Francisco screening will be co-hosted by me and last year’s Newbery Medal winner, KATHERINE APPLEGATE (The One and Only Ivan)! And my co-host for the Oakland screening will be triple Newbery Honor winner JENNI HOLM (Our One and Only Amelia, Babymouse)! More co-hosts to be announced soon.

Below, info about our screenings around the country. All free. Mark your calendars!

Saturday, February 1, 2014: The CHICAGO SCREENING of the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival at Adventure Stage Chicago’s historic Vittum Theatre (1012 N. Noble, Chicago). 3-5 pm.

Saturday, February 8, 2014: The OAKLAND, CA SCREENING of the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival at the Rockridge branch of the Oakland Public Library (5366 College Ave, Oakland). With co-host Jenni Holm!12 pm – 1:15 pm.

Saturday, February 8, 2014: The SAN FRANCISCO SCREENING of the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival at the San Francisco Public Library main branch (100 Larkin St.). With co-host Katherine Applegate! In the Koret Auditorium. 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm.

Saturday, March 1, 2014: The TACOMA, WA SCREENING of the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival at the Tacoma Library Main Branch (1102 Tacoma Avenue South). 3-5 pm.

Sunday, March 2, 2014: The PORTLAND, OR SCREENING of the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival at da Vinci Arts Middle School (2508 NE Everett Street). 3-5 pm.

Saturday, March 22, 2014: The NEW YORK CITY SCREENING of the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival at the New York Public Library main branch (476 5th Ave, New York, NY). In the Bartos Forum. 3-5 pm.