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Contest Mon Sep 19 2011

90-Second Newbery Film Festival

Local author James Kennedy (The Order of Odd-Fish) is co-curating a new festival with the Chicago and New York Public Libraries. The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival challenges participants of any age to make a 90-second video representation of any Newbery Award winning book. The film must include the entire plot, not just a trailer or preview of the story, but beyond that the limits of your creativity should rule your entry. To get a taste, you can view the 90-second version of A Wrinkle in Time on Kennedy's website where you can also learn how to submit your entry. The submission deadline is October 17 and on November 16 Kennedy will be at the Harold Washington Library from 6pm-8pm to celebrate the film festival in all its glory. So peruse all the past winners, break out the new-fangled recording device of your choosing and get crackin'!

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