Best of the Best 90-Second Newbery Film FestSaturday, May 7 | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
- In-Person Only
Berkeley Public Library - Community Meeting Room
- Middle Grade
Our celebration of the Newbery Medal’s hundredth anniversary continues! The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is an annual video contest, culminating in live events, in which young filmmakers make movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery-winning books . . . in about 90 seconds. For more than ten years, the 90-Second Newbery has showcased the best entries at annual screenings in cities across the country such as New York, Chicago, Boston—and right here in Berkeley! The screenings are hosted by festival founder James Kennedy (author of The Order of Odd-Fish), with a special appearance by award-winning author Kekla Magoon! In this workshop, James will screen some of the very best videos submitted in the contest’s history, and he’ll provide practical advice for young filmmakers and the teachers, librarians, and families who might want to create their own award-winning short films for next year’s contest. Ages 7–12.
The bookstore partner for this session is Flashlight Books! Buy the books online at Bookshop.org or purchase them in person at the Festival. More information here.
In partnership with the Berkeley Public Library