Youth invited to submit films to 90-Second Newbery Film Festival for Kids and Teens


The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is an annual video contest in which kids and teens create movies that tell the entire stories of a Newbery-winning (or honor) book in 90 seconds or a little bit longer. Parents and educators can help. In fact, they are encouraged to.

Selected films travel to Chicago, New York and beyond. Every year Tacoma youth have their film submissions screened all over the country.

Important Dates:

Submission due date: Saturday, Jan. 12 (submit by end of the day/no later than midnight)

Oscar Style Screening party at the Blue Mouse Theater: Sunday, April 14, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Register to attend the screening party at

Find out all the essential details at

Learn how to check out a video camera, access video editing software, acquire training, and locate curriculum aids here:

While it is nice if you live within driving distance of Tacoma (so you can attend the screening party), there are zero limitations on who can submit a film. Submissions are welcome from all kids/teens not just local ones.

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