Enter the Film Fest Competition!

*The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival* newbery_chair

So, you’re excited to enter the film festival competition. Now what do you do? Attend an info session and a film workshop for FREE!

Info Sessions:

Film Fest Information, Session 1 NewberyL
Mon, Jan 7, @6-7pm
Film Fest Information, Session 2
Tue., Jan. 8, @4-5pm

  • Door Prizes!!!
  • Review the 90-Second Newbery Film Fest Rules.
  • Register for one of two film workshops at this session.
  • Q & A with film instructor, Nick Butler.
  • Get ideas for your film.

Register for a film fest workshop:

All Day Film Workshop with Nick Butler, Session 1 
Sat., Jan. 12 @10am–5pm
All Day Film Workshop with Nick Butler, Session 2
Sat., Jan. 19 @10am–5pm
Learn how to make a film for the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival with expert film instructor, Nick Butler. Students will learn the different steps of pre-production, production, and post-production: storyboarding, shooting video, editing, and effects.  Please bring a sack lunch.

Still need to finish your film? Attend a drop-in:

Film Workshop Drop-In, Session 1
Sat., Jan. 26 @10am–5pm
Film Workshop Drop-In, Session 2
Sat.,  Feb. 9 @10am–5pm
Need to edit your 90-Second Newbery Film? Drop by the StoryLab and get help!


What is the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival? 
The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is a contest open to anyone, but especially to kids and teens: Create a video that compresses the story of a Newbery award-winning book into 90 seconds or less, using (at least mostly) kid & teen actors. Books that have won the Newbery Medal or Newbery Honor are fair game. The best videos received are shown at annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival screenings in New York City, Chicago, Portland and now Tacoma.

Call for Entries!

Want to make a film? Here are the rules:

  • It should be 90 seconds or less, and it has to be about a Newbery-medal or honor‐winning 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 kennedyjames@gmail.com and kgale@tacomapubliclibrary.org.
  • Deadline is February 9, 2013
  • No video? Come to the film festival anyway!

Check out the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival site for more information. 

Visit the Newbery page here for a complete list of honor and award books.

Have questions? Want more information? Leave a comment!

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