Kodak's 2013 Student Scholarship Program

By , posted 8 March 2013

Once mighty Kodak has taken a pretty severe beating of late and while the company has retreated from consumer photography, it remains committed to its presence in the motion picture space. As part of this commitment, Kodak has announced a call for applications for its 2013 student scholarship program.

Here's the press release:

ROCHESTER, NY (February 28, 2013) - John Bailey, ASC, a renowned cinematographer known for his artistic contributions to cinema, will spearhead a panel of judges for the 2013 Kodak student scholarship program. This international competition acknowledges student filmmakers who demonstrate exemplary filmmaking skills and creativity at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The deadline for entries is May 17.

Accredited film schools around the world may nominate up to two students for consideration for the KODAK Student Scholarship Award, and one cinematography student for the KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship Award. The cinematography student nominee may also be nominated for the KODAK Student Scholarship Award. Nomination forms can be downloaded at www.kodak.com/go/scholarships.

Bailey has a long list of memorable feature film credits including American Gigolo, Ordinary People, The Big Chill, Silverado, The Accidental Tourist, Groundhog Day, In the Line of Fire, As Good as it Gets, Incident at Loch Ness, Brief Interviews With Hideous Men, The Greatest, Country Strong, When in Rome and most recently Big Miracle. He also blogs for the American Society of Cinematographers - John's Bailiwick - on a range of topics that affect the art and craft of filmmaking.

"John's experience and mentorship skills make a huge contribution to this scholarship process," says Kodak's Johanna Gravelle. "Students from around the world will receive feedback from him to assist in their efforts to succeed in filmmaking. We are extremely grateful to John for his ongoing commitment to this program and to sharing his knowledge with the next generation."

Kodak, in collaboration with the University Film & Video Foundation (UFVF), holds this annual scholarship to encourage students pursuing a career in filmmaking. As part of the competition, the judges will review sample reels, as well as evaluate the students' faculty recommendations and academic achievements.

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

KODAK Student Scholarship Award:
. Gold: $4,000 tuition scholarship and $5,000 Kodak motion picture film grant
. Silver: $3,000 tuition scholarship and $4,000 Kodak motion picture film grant
. Bronze: $2,000 tuition scholarship and $3,000 Kodak motion picture film grant

KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship Award:
. First Place: $3,000 tuition scholarship and $5,000 Kodak motion picture film grant
. Honorable Mention: $1,500 tuition scholarship and $3,000 Kodak motion picture film 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 www.kodak.com/go/education.

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