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John Bailey, ASC to Judge Competition

Kodak Accepting Submissions for 2014 Student Scholarship Program


ROCHESTER, NY (March 24, 2014) — The KODAK Scholarship Program is now accepting submissions for the 2014 competition. This international program acknowledges student filmmakers who demonstrate exemplary filmmaking skills and creativity at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The deadline for entries is May 16.

John Bailey, ASC, a distinguished cinematographer known for his artistic contributions to cinema, will spearhead the panel of judges, who will assess entries based on sample reels, faculty recommendations, and academic achievements. This is Bailey’s third consecutive year as a judge. 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 and The Way Way Back, among many others. He also writes a blog for the American Society of Cinematographers – John’s Bailiwick – on a range of topics that affect the art and craft of filmmaking.

This year, Kodak introduces a new, online submission process to make entering easier. In addition to an online entry form, film schools can now use a public VIMEO or YOUTUBE URL to upload a sample of the student’s work that best exemplifies their filmmaking skills.

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.

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 and $5,000 KODAK Motion Picture Film grant

Silver: $4,000 tuition scholarship and $4,000 KODAK Motion Picture Film grant

Bronze: $3,000 tuition scholarship and $3,000 KODAK Motion Picture Film grant

KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship Award:

First Place: $4,000 tuition scholarship and $5,000 KODAK Motion Picture Film grant

Honorable Mention: $1,000 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.