John Bailey to Judge 2010 KODAK Film School Competition


ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 30, 2010 - John Bailey, ASC will judge the regional entries of the 2010 KODAK Film School Competition for the second consecutive year. The competition is designed to recognize innovative visual storytelling demonstrated by current film school students and recent graduates from the Asia Pacific region, Latin America, United States/Canada, and Europe.

"We introduced this competition 11 years ago with the goal of inspiring the next generation of filmmakers," says Johanna Gravelle, worldwide manager, Education Segment, for Kodak's Entertainment Imaging Division. "It's an integral part of our commitment to tomorrow's filmmakers."

Kodak is currently accepting submissions at the national level. Finalists will be judged by Bailey, who will select one winner from each region. The prize includes a trip to the 2011 Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival in France, where the winners will have the opportunity to screen their films in the Kodak Short Film Showcase. They also participate in networking sessions and other activities that are part of the festival.

Bailey has compiled more than 70 cinematography credits for such memorable films as American Gigolo, Ordinary People, The Big Chill, Silverado, Mishima, The Accidental Tourist, Groundhog Day, In The Line of Fire, As Good As It Gets, Incident at Loch Ness, and Brief Interviews with Hideous Men.

Bailey takes an active interest in fostering the arts and in educating the next generation, and often serves on film festival juries and leads lighting workshops at film schools. He has authored a number of influential articles about technology and the impact of motion pictures on contemporary culture, and blogs on various topics for the American Society of Cinematographers (www.theasc.com/blog). 

"It will mean a lot to the emerging filmmakers entering this competition to know that their cinematography is being reviewed by John Bailey," Gravelle says. "We are honored he has agreed again to lend his expertise, and assess the work of promising artists who demonstrate an ability to create images that tell stories that touch the soul."

National finalists will be selected by August 30, and regional winners will be announced by November 1. For more information, visit www.kodak.com/go/filmschoolcompetition.

About Kodak's Educational Initiatives

Kodak's ongoing support of student filmmakers and educators encourages excellence in the field of motion picture education. The company's efforts include a range of programs that enrich the knowledge and learning experience of the art and craft of filmmaking. Initiatives range from scholarships, educational materials, and product grants to awards, seminars and workshops. Student film showcases and the annual Kodak Film School Competition also contribute to raising the profile and recognition of emerging talent. For more information, visit www.kodak.com/go/education.