Welcome to the 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.
For seven years we've screened the best kid-made movies annually in New York, Chicago, Boston, and many other cities—including right here in San Francisco!
Make your FREE reservation for the SAN FRANCISCO screening of this year's 90-Second Newbery! The screening is hosted by children's authors James Kennedy (The Order of Odd-Fish) and Marcus Ewert (Mummy Cat, 10,000 Dresses).
The movies we've received are hilarious, ingenious, and inspiring. We'll be showing movies made by kids in San Francisco and the best from around the country.
This year, the San Francisco 90-Second Newbery will screen on Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 4-6 pm at the Main Branch of the San Francisco Public Library (100 Larkin Street).
Tickets are free! However, we recommend reserving your seat in advance to ensure admittance. This thing sells out every year!
Want to make a movie for next year? You can find complete details, plus video resources, at the 90-Second Newbery website: http://www.90secondnewbery.com.
We rely on your donations to keep going. If want us to keep doing this, 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 Fractured Atlas 501(c)(3).