Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The 90-SECOND NEWBERY Film Festival

Author James Kennedy and the New York Public Library have announced "The 90-SECOND NEWBERY Film Festival".

From the The 90-SECOND NEWBERY Film Festival site:
The Newbery Medal is the most prestigious award in children’s literature. The American Library Association has awarded it every year since 1922. (This year it went to Clare Vanderpool’s Moon Over Manifest. Congratulations, Clare!)

That’s a lot of Newbery winners. Maybe too many? You can’t read all 90 books! (Well, maybe you can.)

But you do have 90 seconds to spare, right? So here’s our contest, open to anyone: make a video that compresses the story of a Newbery award-winning book into 90 seconds or less.

It turns out that any book, no matter how worthy and somber, becomes pleasingly ludicrous when compressed into 90 seconds. Please watch our very first entry, in the video above (below): a 90-second version of A Wrinkle in Time (1963).

No comments: