Welcome to the sixth annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival—a yearly video contest in which kid filmmakers create weird short movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery award-winning books in about 90 seconds.
We screen the best movies annually in Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Boston, and many other cities—including New York!
Make your FREE reservation to the NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY screening of this year's 90-Second Newbery! The screening is hosted by film festival founder and children's author James Kennedy (The Order of Odd-Fish) along with author Keir Graff (Matchstick Castle).
The movies we've received are hilarious, ingenious, and inspiring. We'll be showing movies received from New York and the best from around the the country!
This year, the New York Public Library 90-Second Newbery will screen on Saturday, March 11 from 3-5 pm at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (5th Ave at 42nd Street—you know, the one with the lions). It'll be in the Celeste Bartos Forum.
Tickets are free! However, we recommend reserving your seat in advance to ensure admittance.
KidsLIVE programs are sponsored by the Andreas C. Dracopoulos Family Endowment for Young Audiences.
(Want to make your own 90-Second Newbery? Complete details at the 90-Second Newbery website: http://www.90secondnewbery.com )
We rely on your donations to keep going. If you like us, please help us out! We run this film festival on a shoestring. No donation is too small. You can make your tax-deductible donation here.
The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is under the fiscal sponsorship of the Northwestern Settlement 501(c)(3).
Date and Time
The New York Public Library: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Celeste Bartos Forum
476 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10018