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Date:
January 21, 2017
Time:
All Day
Time Details:
Video submissions due by Dec. 2
Address:
Empire Theatre
224 E Houston St.

San Antonio, TX 78205
Contact:
210-335-2450

90-Second Newbery
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90-Second Newbery 2nd Annual San Antonio Screening

Saturday, January 21, 2017

The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is an annual video contest in which young filmmakers create short movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery winning books in about a minute and a half. Anyone can submit a video for a chance to be screened at the Empire Theatre!

90-Second Newbery
2nd Annual San Antonio Screening

January 21, 2017

The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is an annual video contest in which young filmmakers create short movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery winning books in about a minute and a half. Anyone can enter!

Grand Prize!: $1500
1st Runner up: $750
2nd Runner up: $500
3rd Runner up: $250
*Prize money will be awarded toward a literacy initiative, school, or non-profit organization of the winner’s choice.

$50 HEB gift cards awarded to selected screened films!

Submissions will be screened at the Empire Theatre at 224 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205.
All submissions will be available for viewing on the BiblioTech website!


The mission of the 90 Second Newbery
  • Entice students and discuss Newbery winning books (especially older, forgotten titles.)
  • Encourage the close reading necessary to write a script that wittily sums up a book in 90 seconds.
  • Give opportunity for students to use new technologies, such as video equipment and editing software,
  • in a constructive way that promotes literacy.
  • Throw awesome screenings to celebrate the kids’ great movies!

Getting Started
  • Grab a group of kids.
  • Choose a Newbery award-winning (or Newbery honor) book to read.
  • Read the book.
  • Let the creativity and fun flow
  • Follow James’ handy tips and curriculum which can be found at 90secondnewbery.com
The Rules
  • Your video should be about 90 seconds.
  • Your video must be about a Newbery award winning (or Newbery honor) book.
  • No book trailers! No video book reports! We’re looking for full-on dramatizations, with mostly
  • child actors, that manage to tell the entire story of the book in 90 seconds.
  • Be creative! Change the genre! Use your imagination!
  • Submit your video by December 2, 2016, on BiblioTech‘s website.
  • The San Antonio Screening will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Empire Theatre.
The Prizes
  • Selected submissions will be screened at the Empire Theatre
  • All submissions will be available for viewing on the BiblioTech website.
  • Prize money will be awarded toward a literacy initiate, school or non-profit organization of the winner's choice.


Questions?
Contact Laura Cole, BiblioTech Administrator
Email Laura Cole - Call (210) 335-2450