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5th Annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival screenings (and new deadline: 1/10/2016)!

October 21, 2015

Here are the screening dates for the FIFTH ANNUAL 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! We’ll be in TEN cities this year, from New York to San Francisco, from Chicago to San Antonio! Complete showtimes and locations below. Thanks especially to my co-hosts, authors Linda Sue Park, Peter Lerangis, Torrey Maldonado, Nikki Loftin, Kelly Barnhill, Keir Graff, and Marcus Ewert.

(The 90-Second Newbery is an annual video contest in which kid filmmakers create movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery-winning books in about 90 seconds. The filmmakers are encouraged to put their own weird spin on the material—for example, check out the above Charlotte’s Web, adapted in the style of a horror movie! Complete information about the 90-Second Newbery here.)

Deadline extension! Want to create a movie, but don’t feel you have the time? We have officially extended the movie submission deadline to January 10, 2016.

Here are the screening dates. (Want to bring the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival to your city? Every year we expand into more cities! Drop me a line at kennedyjames@gmail.com.)

90-Second Newbery 2016 Schedule
All screenings are free.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Special deadline for submissions for the special San Antonio screening (general deadline for the rest of the cities is January 10, 2016).

Saturday, January 9, 2016
The SAN ANTONIO screening of the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival. At the Tobin Center, in the Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater. Co-hosted by me and author Nikki Loftin (The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy). Produced in cooperation with HEB Texas Grocery and Bibliotech, Bexar County’s Digital Library. 3-5 pm. Make your free reservation here.

Sunday, January 10, 2016
GENERAL DEADLINE for submissions to the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival!

Sunday, January 31, 2016
The CHICAGO SCREENING of the 5th annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival. At the Vittum Theater (1012 N Noble St, Chicago, 773-342-4141). Co-hosted by me and author/Booklist editor Keir Graff (The Other Felix). 3-5 pm. Free, but it fills up every year, so make your free reservation here..

Saturday, February 13, 2016
The OAKLAND, CA SCREENING of the 5th annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival. At the Rockridge Branch of the Oakland Public Library (5366 College Ave, Oakland, CA). 12-1 pm. Make your free reservation here.

Saturday, February 13, 2016
The SAN FRANCISCO SCREENING of the 5th annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival. At the San Francisco Public Library main library (100 Larkin St.) Co-hosted by me and author Marcus Ewert (10,000 Dresses, Mummy Cat). 3-5 pm. Make your free reservation here.

Saturday, February 20, 2016
The TACOMA, WA SCREENING of the 5th annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival. At the Tacoma Public Library (1102 Tacoma Ave S). 3-5 pm, but come early for the 2:15 reception! Make your free reservation here.

Sunday, February 21, 2016
The PORTLAND, OR SCREENING of the 5th annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival. At Portland Community Media (2766 N.E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Portland, Oregon). 3-5 pm. Make your free reservation here. (Note: The deadline for entries to Portland screening has been extended to January 22, 2016.)

Saturday, February 27, 2016
The MINNEAPOLIS SCREENING of the 5th annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival. At the Minneapolis Central Library (300 Niccolet Mall, Minneapolis, MN). In Pohlad Hall auditorium. Co-hosted by me and author Kelly Barnhill (The Witch’s Boy). 3-4:30 pm. Make your free reservation here.

Saturday, March 5, 2016
The NEW YORK CITY SCREENING of the 5th annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival. At the NYPL main branch (Stephen A. Schwarzman building, 5th Ave at 42nd St), in the Celeste Bartos Forum. Co-hosted by me and author Peter Lerangis (Seven Wonders series, 39 Clues). 3-5 pm. Make your free reservation here.

Sunday, March 6, 2016
The BROOKLYN, NY SCREENING of the 5th annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival. At the Brooklyn Public Library (10 Grand Army Plaza), in the Dweck Auditorium. Co-hosted by me and author Torrey Maldonado (Secret Saturdays). 2-3:30 pm. Make your free reservation here.

Sunday, April 3, 2016
The ROCHESTER, NY SCREENING of the 5th annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival. At the Dryden Theater at the Eastman House (900 East Ave). Co-hosted by me and Newbery Medal-winning author Linda Sue Park (A Single Shard, A Long Walk To Water). 2-4 pm. Make your free reservation here.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
The PHILADELPHIA AREA SCREENING of the 5th annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival. At the Friends’ Central School (1101 City Avenue, Wynnewood, PA). 7-8:30 pm. Make your free reservation here. (Note: The deadline for entries to Philadelphia screening has been extended to March 1, 2016.)