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Screening dates for the SEVENTH ANNUAL 90-Second Newbery Film Festival, 2018!

January 10, 2018

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It’s that time of year! Get ready for the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival tour of 2018.

This year we’ll screen our film festival in FOURTEEN cities, from New York to San Francisco, from Chicago to San Antonio! And we’ve added three new cities this year: Salt Lake City and Ogden in Utah, and Lansing in Michigan.

If you’ve ever been to one of our screenings, you know they’re raucous fun. I usually co-host it with a local children’s author, and we usually do a ridiculous song-and-dance skit at the beginning. Here’s what it looked like last year when I co-hosted with authors Keir Graff and that year’s Newbery Medal winner, Kelly Barnhill!

Complete showtimes and locations below. Thanks especially to my co-hosts this year: authors M.T. Anderson, Katherine Catmull, Michael Northrop, Keir Graff, Pete Hautman, Aaron Zenz, Matt Krueger, Dale Basye, Marcus Ewert, and Doug Mackey.

(Wait, what is the 90-Second Newbery? It’s an annual video contest I founded in 2011, in which kid filmmakers create movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery-winning books in about 90 seconds. Complete information about the 90-Second Newbery here.)

Here are the screening dates for 2018. Reservations are free, but if you’re planning to go, you should move quick—these events tend to sell out! Links to the reservations pages below.

Want to bring the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival to your city? Every year we expand into more cities! Drop me a line at james@90secondnewbery.com.

90-Second Newbery 2018 Schedule
All screenings are free.

Friday, January 12, 2018
GENERAL DEADLINE for submissions to the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival.

Saturday, February 3, 2018
The SAN ANTONIO, TX screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival. At the Mays Family Center at the Witte Museum (3801 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX). Hosted by me and author Catherine Catmull (The Radiant Road, Summer and Bird). Made possible by partners at Bexar County’s Digital Library Bibliotech and H-E-B Texas Grocery. 2-4 pm. Make your free reservation here.

Saturday, February 10, 2018
The MINNEAPOLIS screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the Minneapolis Central Library (300 Nicollet Mall) in Pohlad Hall. Hosted by me and author Pete Hautman (Godless, The Flinkwater Factor). On-site book sales by Addendum Books. 3-5 pm. Make your free reservation here.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Special extended deadline for ASHEVILLE, NC submissions to the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival.

Friday, February 23, 2018
The OGDEN, UT screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the Treehouse Museum (347 22nd Street Ogden, UT 84401). Hosted by me and author Keir Graff (Matchstick Castle). Made possible by partners at the Treehouse Museum, Utah Humanities and Weber County Book Links. 6 pm. Make your free reservation here.

Saturday, February 24, 2018
The SALT LAKE CITY screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the Salt Lake City Public Library (210 East 400 South). Hosted by me and author Keir Graff (The Matchstick Castle). Made possible by partners at Utah Humanities, the Utah Film Center, the Salt Lake City Public Library, and Spy Hop. Onsite book sales by The King’s English Bookshop. 2-4 pm. Make your free reservation here.

Thursday, March 1, 2018
Special extended deadline for BOSTON, SAN FRANCISCO, and OAKLAND submissions to the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival.

Saturday, March 3, 2018
The NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (5th Ave at 42nd St., New York, NY) in the Celeste Bartos Forum. Co-hosted by me and author Michael Northrop (Polaris, the Tombquest series). 3-5 pm. Make your free reservation here.

Sunday, March 4, 2018
The BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the Central Library (10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY) in the Dweck Auditorium. Co-hosted by me and author Michael Northrop (Polaris, the Tombquest series). 2-4 pm. Make your free reservation here.

Saturday, March 10, 2018
The LANSING, MI screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At Celebration! Cinema Lansing (200 E Edgewood Blvd, Lansing, MI). Co-hosted by me and author/artist Aaron Zenz (Chuckling Ducklings and more). 10:30 am. Make your free reservation here.

Sunday, March 11, 2018
The CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the Harold Washington branch of the Chicago Public Library. Co-hosted by me and author Keir Graff (The Matchstick Castle). 1:45 pm. Make your free reservation here.

Saturday March 17, 2018
The OAKLAND, CA screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the Rockridge Branch of the Oakland Public Library (5366 College Ave, Oakland, CA). Co-hosted by me and author Marcus Ewert (Mummy Cat, 10,000 Dresses). On-site book sales by Books Inc.. 3:30 pm. Make your free reservation here.

Sunday, March 18, 2018
The SAN FRANCISCO screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the San Francisco Public Library main branch (100 Larkin Street) in the Koret Auditorium. Co-hosted by me and author Marcus Ewert (Mummy Cat, 10,000 Dresses). 2-4 pm. Make your free reservation here.

Thursday, March 22, 2018
“Best of the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival” presentation at the Irondequoit Public Library (1290 Titus Ave Rochester, New York). 7-8 pm.

Sunday, March 25, 2018
The ROCHESTER, NY screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! Co-hosted by me and Rochester superlibrarian Matt Krueger. At the Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman Museum (900 East Ave, Rochester, NY). 2 pm. Make your free reservation here.

Monday, April 2, 2018
Special extended deadline for PORTLAND, OR submissions to the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival.

Saturday, April 14, 2018
The ASHEVILLE, NC screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival. *Support this totally local event—I won’t be in town to host, but it will be amazing! At the Pack Memorial Library (67 Haywood St). 1-3 pm. More information here.

Saturday, April 14, 2018
The PORTLAND, OR screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! Hosted by me and author Dale Basye (the Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go series). At Open Signal (2766 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Portland, OR). 1-3 pm. Make your free reservation here.

Sunday, April 15, 2018
The TACOMA, WA screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! Co-hosted by me and Tacoma’s own Douglas Mackey. At the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St, Tacoma, WA). 11 am – 1 pm. Make your free reservation here.

Sunday, April 29, 2018
The BOSTON screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the Boston Public Library (700 Boylston St, Boston, MA). Hosted by me and National Book Award winning author M.T. Anderson (Feed, Octavian Nothing, Landscape With Invisible Hand). 2-4 pm. Make your free reservation here.

Please support the 90-Second Newbery with a tax-deductible donation. We are under the nonprofit fiscal sponsorship of Fractured Atlas.