90-Second Newbery Film Festival 2023 - SAN ANTONIO SCREENING

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90-Second Newbery Film Festival 2023 - SAN ANTONIO SCREENING

We're a video contest in which kids create short movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery-winning books in about 90 seconds.

By The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, April 22 · 11am - 12pm CDT

Location

Tobin Center for the Performing Arts (at the Will Naylor Smith Riverwalk Plaza) 100 Auditorium Circle San Antonio, TX 78205

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

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The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is an annual video contest in which kid filmmakers create short movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery award-winning books in about 90 seconds. Creative takes are encouraged: think Charlotte's Web as a horror movie, or The Tale of Desperaux as a musical!

For twelve years we've screened the best kid-made movies annually in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and many other cities . . . and right here in San Antonio!

Make your FREE reservation for the SAN ANTONIO screening of this year's 90-Second Newbery! The screening is hosted by children's authors James Kennedy (The Order of Odd-Fish) and Nikki Loftin (Wish Girl, Nightingale's Nest, and more).

This year, the San Antonio 90-Second Newbery will screen on Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 11 am-12 pm at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, in their beautiful outdoors venue on the Will Naylor Smith Riverwalk Plaza. James and Nikki's books will be available for sale thanks to The Twig bookstore, and you can hang out with the authors and filmmakers!

Tickets are free! However, we recommend reserving your seat in advance to ensure admittance. Although a reservation is recommended, you don't have to bring a printed ticket.

(Interested in making your own 90-Second Newbery movie? Great! You can find complete details, plus video resources, at the 90-Second Newbery website: http://www.90secondnewbery.com.)

We rely on your support to keep the 90-Second Newbery going! If you like what we do, please consider making a donation here.

Major support is provided by our partners at Bexar County Digital Library Bibliotech and the Hidalgo Foundation through the generosity of H-E-B Texas Grocery.

About the organizer

The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival (founded in 2011) is an annual video contest in which kid filmmakers create weird short movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery-winning books in about 90 seconds.

Ever since 1922, the Newbery Medal has been recognized as the most prestigious award in children’s literature. But any classic book, no matter how worthy and somber, turns into something fresh and bonkers when compressed into 90 seconds. Here are 25 standouts from the hundreds of kid-made videos we've received over the years: http://bit.ly/2cbDC1r

The best of each year's movies are shown at FREE yearly screenings across the country, in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, San Antonio, Minneapolis, and many other cities--co-hosted by author James Kennedy (The Order of Odd-Fish) and other children's authors. These free shows combine screenings of the kids' movies with live comedy bits, and have been a smash hit from the start, with crowds of hundreds, including the young filmmakers themselves.

For more information, visit us at http://www.90secondnewbery.com.

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