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Company Accepting Submissions for 2015 Scholarship Program; Renowned Cinematographer John Bailey to Judge Competition

Last Updated: March 20, 2015 5:32 am GMT
(ROCHESTER, New York--March 20, 2015) 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 by Robert Primes, ASC

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, among many others. 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, visit http://www.kodak.com/go/education.


About Kodak
Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging. We provide – directly and through partnerships with other innovative companies – hardware, software, consumables and services to customers in graphic arts, commercial print, publishing, packaging, electronic displays, entertainment and commercial films, and consumer products markets. With our world-class R&D capabilities, innovative solutions portfolio and highly trusted brand, Kodak is helping customers around the globe to sustainably grow their own businesses and enjoy their lives. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at kodak.com, follow us on Twitter @Kodak, or like us on Facebook at KodakNow.

About Kodak’s Entertainment Imaging Business
Kodak’s Entertainment Imaging business is the world leader in providing motion picture film and imaging products, services, and technology for the professional motion picture and exhibition industries. For more information, visit http://www.kodak.com/go/motion. Follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/KodakMotionPictureFilm), Twitter (@Kodak_ShootFilm), and YouTube (youtube.com/KodakShootFilm).

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