The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is an annual video contest in which kid filmmakers create movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery-winning books in about 90 seconds. Every year, the best movies are shown at gala in screenings New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Oakland, Minneapolis, Portland, Tacoma, and other cities—co-hosted by founder James Kennedy and other award-winning children’s authors. The contest is now entering its fifth year and we’ll be talking with its founder, James Kennedy on goodconversationsradio.com.
By Tim Podell on April 2, 2015
On today's podcast we are going to be talking with James Kennedy.
James is the founder of the 90 Second Newbery Film Festival -- a contest that brings some of the best young filmmakers in the country together to showcase their take on books that have won the Newbery Award or the Newbery honor book. Each film is 90 seconds, hence the name, and everything from Claymation, to black and white films, to special effects have been used to tell the stories that have filled up library collections around the country for years.