Kodak Accepting Submissions for Annual Film Student Scholarships;
Global Program Supports and Recognizes Emerging Talent
ROCHESTER, NY, March 11, 2010-Kodak, in collaboration with the University Film & Video Foundation (UFVF), is accepting entries for the 2010 Kodak Scholarship Program. The deadline for submissions is June 14.
Held annually, this worldwide contest recognizes student filmmakers at the undergraduate and graduate levels who demonstrate professional filmmaking skills and creativity, with particular attention to the visual image. Accredited film schools from around the world may nominate two students for consideration. Winners will be named during the University Film & Video Association (UFVA) conference, being held August 10-14, 2010, at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont.
"Our goal is to support and encourage the next generation of filmmakers," says Johanna Gravelle, Education Segment manager for Kodak. "We believe that the Steven Spielberg or Guillermo del Toro of tomorrow is developing an aptitude for visual storytelling in a film school today. We're happy to foster that talent by providing a showcase for emerging filmmakers."
Prizes include KODAK motion picture product grants valued from $5,000 for the Gold winner, which also includes a $1,000 cash prize; $4,000 in film for Silver recipients and $3,000 for Bronze winners. Additionally, two Honorable Mention awards are given for $2,000 in film.
"Film captures the maximum amount of image information, without compromise," adds Gravelle. "These prizes will help budding filmmakers tell their stories with all the nuance, subtlety and humanity that only film images can deliver."
As part of the competition, sample reels will be judged by a panel consisting of industry professionals and a UFVA representative. The judges will also evaluate the students' faculty recommendations and academic achievements.
For more information or to download a nomination form, visit www.kodak.com/go/scholarships.
Kodak's programs for students and educators were launched in 1991 to help support future filmmakers and encourage 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, workshops 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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