Robbie Greenberg Heads Judging of 2011 Kodak Scholarships;
Submissions are Currently being Accepted

 

ROCHESTER, NY, May 19, 2011- Renowned cinematographer Robbie Greenberg, ASC will join the panel of judges for the 2011 Kodak Scholarship Program, which recognizes student filmmakers at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Nomination forms can be downloaded at www.kodak.com/go/scholarships. The deadline for entries is June 14.

"We are thrilled to have a world-class talent such as Robbie Greenberg as part of the panel judging this year's entries," says Johanna Gravelle, Worldwide Image Capture marketing director of Kodak's Entertainment Imaging Division. "He is a highly respected, artful filmmaker whose feedback will be both useful and meaningful to the students."

Greenberg's impressive list of feature credits includes Sweet Dreams, Wild Hogs, Save the Last Dance, The Milagro Beanfield War, Free Willy, and Fools Rush In, among others.He won ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards for his work on Winchell, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, Iron Jawed Angels and Warm Springs. Greenberg also collected consecutive Emmy® Awards for Winchell and Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, as well as Emmy nominations for James Dean, Iron Jawed Angels and Warm Springs.

Wenhwa Tsao, Graduate Program Director of the Film & Video Department at Columbia College Chicago, representing the University Film and Video Association (UFVA), will join Greenberg on the judging panel. A third judge will be added at a later date.

Kodak, in collaboration with the University Film & Video Foundation (UFVF), annually holds this worldwide contest to acknowledge students 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 announced in August.

"These scholarships were instituted to inspire talented young filmmakers by recognizing their extraordinary collegiate work," says Gravelle. "Kodak is proud to support the next generation of filmmakers, and to encourage them to continue to pursue their dreams after graduation."

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:

  • Gold: $1,500 Scholarship Tuition Award and $5,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product Grant
  • Silver: $1,000 Scholarship Tuition Award and $4,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product Grant
  • Bronze: $500 Scholarship Tuition Award and $3,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product Grant
  • Honorable Mentions: Two $2,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product Grants

For more information on the Kodak Scholarship Program, 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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