2017 KODAK Student Scholarship Program to Recognize Emerging Global Talent in Film
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2017 KODAK Student Scholarship Program to Recognize Emerging Global Talent in Film


As part of the Eastman Kodak Company’s long-held commitment to showcasing and supporting the burgeoning talents of the next generation of filmmakers, the company is sponsoring its 26th annual KODAK Student Scholarship Program.

This international program — held in conjunction with the University Film & Video Foundation (UFVF), the 501c(3) arm of the University Film & Video Association (UFVA) — is designed to encourage and foster up-and-coming storytellers by honoring students who demonstrate exemplary skills and creativity in the art of motion pictures.

Commented Steve Bellamy, President of Motion Picture and Entertainment, Consumer and Film Division, Eastman Kodak Company, “We are excited to join University Film & Video Foundation once again and provide the tools and funding for motion picture artists to create their art and tell their stories. It has been a banner year for celluloid. Movies shot on film garnering 9 of the 14 Golden Globes, 29 Oscar nominations, 36 BAFTA’s, the top 4 awards at Cannes and film even swept the top awards at the Grammys. Yet what makes us even happier at Kodak is helping young digital file-makers become real FILMmakers who recognize the benefits, the esthetics, the cost effectiveness and the value of the film. We look forward to having more great young artists join the ranks of Martin Scorsese, Christopher Nolan, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Patty Jenkins, PT Anderson, JJ Abrams, Judd Apatow, JT Mollner, Julius Onah, Ondi Timoner, and so many more great motion picture directors who understand the value of real film.”

Added Norman Hollyn, Professor at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and president of the UFVF, “The University Film & Video Foundation has long been an active supporter of the work of the University Film & Video Association in bringing resources to its university and college members for the teaching of the cinematic media—whether it be through narrative, documentary, new media, games or a host of other traditional and emerging forms. This partnership with Kodak is a perfect example of that critical support. I am proud of the Kodak partnership and thrilled to work with them again this year, as we make it easier for students to learn and to succeed at telling stories in today’s world that reflect who they are.”

Leading the judging panel once again is world-renowned cinematographer, John Bailey, ASC. Bailey.

The competition is open to university or college students of film or film production at the undergraduate or graduate levels in an accredited degree. Grants include three KODAK Student Scholarship Awards; and two KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship Awards, one of which, the KODAK Vision Award, will recognize an outstanding project of which at least 50 percent was shot on film.

Winners will be announced in early August 2017, at the 71st annual UFVA Conference, hosted by California State University, Los Angeles.

KODAK Student Scholarship Awards:

· Gold Award — $5,000 Tuition Scholarship Award & $5,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product Grant.

· Silver Award — $3,000 Tuition Scholarship Award & $3,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product Grant.

· Bronze Award — $2,000 Tuition Scholarship Award & $3,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product Grant.

KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship Awards:

· KODAK Vision Award — $3,000 Tuition Scholarship Award & $5,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product Grant.

· KODAK Vision Honorary Award — $1,000 Scholarship Tuition Award & $500 KODAK Motion Picture Product Grant (to qualify for the Vision Award and Vision Honorary Award, project must be shot on at least 50% film).

· First Place — $3,000 Tuition Scholarship Award & $5,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product Grant.

Rules & Regulations:

Accredited schools around the world may nominate up to two students for consideration for the KODAK Student Scholarship Awards and one cinematography student for the KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship Awards. To qualify, nominated students must be registered through the fall 2017 term.

Deadline is Thursday, May 18th, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST. All submissions are to be made online and must include Vimeo or YouTube links to samples of the student’s work. All entries are assessed on three criteria: Sample reels, faculty recommendations and academic achievement. Winners will be announced early August 2017.

For full rules & regulations and to make submissions, visit: www.kodak.com/go/scholarship.

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