Film Festival: Call for Entries

*The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival*


The 90‐Second Newbery Film Festival is a video contest in which filmmakers of any age (but mostly kids & teens) make movies that hilariously and creatively compress the story of Newbery award winning books into 90 seconds or less. Kids, teens, and adults are invited to make and submit a video based on a Newbery award winning book. The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival has been held in New York & Chicago to rave reviews, and now author James Kennedy brings this hilarious event to Tacoma.

Call for Entries!

Want to make a film? Here are the rules:

  • It should be 90 seconds or less & must be about a Newbery award or honor book.
  • We dont want book trailers. We want full-on dramatizations that tell the entire story of a book in a ridiculously short amount of time.
  • Upload video to YouTube or Vimeo. Send the link, with subject line, 90 SECOND NEWBERY,” to
  • Deadline is February 9, 2013.
  • No video? Come to the film festival anyway @The Tacoma Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2 – 4 p.m.


  • Check out the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival site for more information. 
  • Attend an informational session at the Main Library Mon. 1/7 @ 6pm or Tue. 1/8 @ 4pm! DOOR PRIZES!
  • Free film workshops will be offered on upcoming Saturdays at the library. Stay tuned! 

Here are a few fun examples of entries from past festivals:

Have questions? Want more information? Leave a comment here!

Teen Book Club will be entering a film. You should too!

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