Everyone is invited to 90-Second Newbery Film Festival screening at 6 p.m. Friday, March 22 in Loucks Auditorium, The festival is a compilation of student-created short films that tell the stories of Newbery award-winning books in 90 seconds. Many local entries join national contest winners for a zany, hilarious screening hosted by authors James Kennedy (The Order of Odd-Fish) and Heidi Schultz (Hook's Revenge; Giraffes Ruin Everything).
The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is an annual video contest in which young filmmakers create weird short movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery-winning books in about a minute and a half.
Organizer James Kennedy says the movies received over the years have been ingenious, hilarious, and impressive—from musicals to stop-motion Claymation, from puppet shows to Minecraft! A "best of" reel is available at the website.
The Salem screening, coordinated by Salem Public Library and CCTV, is free and open to the public. Advance sign-up is encouraged.