90-Second Newbery Film Festival

“A Wrinkle In Time” In 90 Seconds from James Kennedy on Vimeo.

This was just too ingenious that I had to share…

James Kennedy, author of The Order of Odd Fish, created a national literary film contest for children called the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival. Kids were encouraged to create a 90-second dramatization of a Newbery winning title (a list of Newbery winners can be found here), upload it to youtube or vimeo, and if chosen, premiered last weekend at the New York Public Library‘s 90-Second Newbery Film Festival screening hosted by James Kennedy and Jon Scieszka! Rebecca Stead and Ayun Halliday were there too! A recap of the event and featured video entries/winners can be found here and here.

This weekend, James Kennedy and his Newbery Film Festival will be visiting Harold Washington Public Library in Chicago.

I picked up The Order of Odd Fish at the library the other day and ironically am in the process of finishing the 2011 winner, Moon Over Manifest by Claire Vanderpool. Too bad the deadline for film submissions has past… LBD could have made her debut as Abilene.


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