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Tuesday, July 30 • 1:00pm - 1:40pm
The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival: Making Great Books Into Great Movies (40 min)

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The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is a yearly video contest in which kid filmmakers create short movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery-winning books in about 90 seconds. Creative twists are encouraged: think "Charlotte's Web" in the style of a horror movie, or "Ramona and Her Father" as a musical! For the past 8 years the film festival has screened annually in 14 cities across the country -- in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, and more -- co-hosted by author James Kennedy along with other authors like Jon Scieszka, M.T. Anderson, and Rita Williams-Garcia. In this session, James Kennedy will show some of the best movies he's received as director of the 90-Second Newbery, and demonstrate how teachers can bring this dynamic and rewarding project into their own classroom, with hints and tips on how teachers can help students make their own 90-Second Newbery movies to submit to the film festival.

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James Kennedy

James Kennedy is the author of the YA fantasy "The Order of Odd-Fish." He is also the founder and director of the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival, an annual video contest in which kid filmmakers create short movies that tell the stories of Newbery-winning books in about 90 seconds... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:00pm - 1:40pm
NHS - RM 405 Narragansett High School