• Thursday, Mar. 19, 2015
Kodak issues call for entries in 2015 Scholarship Program
John Bailey, ASC (photo by Robert Primes).
Cinematographer John Bailey, ASC to judge competition for student filmmakers
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As part of Kodak’s ongoing commitment to the next generation of filmmakers, the company has issued its annual call for entries in the 2015 KODAK Scholarship Program. This international program is designed to encourage and foster new talent by honoring student filmmakers who demonstrate exemplary filmmaking skills and creativity at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Three Student Scholarship Awards and two Student Cinematography Scholarship Awards will be granted. The deadline for submissions is May 15.

John Bailey, ASC, a distinguished cinematographer who has advanced the art of cinema, will lead a panel of judges to assess the entries based on sample reels, faculty recommendations, and academic achievements. This is Bailey’s fourth consecutive year as a judge. In addition to receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from his peers in the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) this year, his long list of credits include American Gigolo, Ordinary People, The Big Chill, The Accidental Tourist, Groundhog Day, As Good as it Gets, Incident at Loch Ness, Big Miracle, The Way Way Back, and A Walk in the Woods. He also writes a blog for the ASC – John’s Bailiwick – on a range of topics that affect the art and craft of filmmaking.

Accredited film schools around the world may nominate up to two students for consideration for the KODAK Student Scholarship, and one cinematography student for the KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship. The cinematography student nominee may also be nominated for the KODAK Student Scholarship Award. Submissions can be made through the online submission process which allows VIMEO or YOUTUBE URLs to link to samples of a student’s work.

Kodak, in collaboration with the University Film & Video Foundation (UFVF), holds this annual contest to encourage students pursuing a career in filmmaking.

The following prizes will be awarded to the finalists and announced in August:

KODAK Student Scholarship:

·        Gold: $5,000 Tuition Scholarship Award and $5,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product Grant

·        Silver: $4,000 Tuition Scholarship Award and $4,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product Grant

·        Bronze: $3,000 Tuition Scholarship Award and $3,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product Grant

KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship Award:

·        First Place: $4,000 Tuition Scholarship Award and $5,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product Grant

·        Award of Merit: $1,000 Tuition Scholarship Award and $3,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product Grant

Since 1991, Kodak has been supporting future filmmakers and encouraging excellence in the field of motion picture education. The company’s ongoing efforts include a range of opportunities that students and educators can use to enrich their knowledge of the art and craft of filmmaking, including educational materials and discounts, in addition to sponsorship of film festivals, awards, seminars and student showcases that raise awareness about emerging talent. For more information, click here

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