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John Bailey Heads Judging of 2012 KODAK Student Scholarships

ROCHESTER, NY, May 2, 2012— World-renowned cinematographer John Bailey, ASC, will join the panel of judges for the 2012 Kodak student scholarship program, which recognizes student filmmakers at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Nomination forms can be downloaded at

, and the deadline for entries is June 15.

Accredited film schools from around the world may nominate up to two students each year for consideration for the KODAK Student Scholarship Award, and one cinematography student each year for consideration for the KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship Award. The cinematography student nominee may also be nominated for the KODAK Student Scholarship Award.

Bailey has a long list of memorable feature film credits including American Gigolo, Ordinary People, The Big Chill, Silverado, The Accidental Tourist, Groundhog Day, In the Line of Fire, As Good as it Gets, Incident at Loch Ness, Brief Interviews With Hideous Men, The Greatest, Country Strong, When in Rome and most recently Big Miracle.

“John Bailey is a talented artist who will offer great insight to this next generation of filmmakers,” says Johanna Gravelle, Worldwide Image Capture marketing director for Kodak’s Entertainment Imaging Division. “Receiving feedback from a filmmaker of his stature will be an invaluable asset to these students. We are so grateful to John for his ongoing commitment to sharing his experience and knowledge.”

Wenhwa Tsao, Graduate Program director of the Film & Video Department at Columbia College Chicago, representing the University Film & Video Association (UFVA), will join Bailey 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. The addition of the KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship Award is new for 2012.

“The Cinematography Scholarship gives us a chance to recognize the vision and artistry that student cinematographers contribute to the collaborative process of visual storytelling,” adds Gravelle.

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 to the finalists.

KODAK Student Scholarship Award:
* Gold: $4,000 tuition scholarship and $5,000 Kodak motion picture film grant
* Silver: $3,000 tuition scholarship and $4,000 Kodak motion picture film grant
* Bronze: $2,000 tuition scholarship and $3,000 Kodak motion picture film grant

KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship Award:
* First Place: $3,000 tuition scholarship and $5,000 Kodak motion picture film grant
* Honorable Mention: $1,500 tuition scholarship and $3,000 Kodak motion picture film grant

For more information on the Kodak’s student scholarship program, visit


Kodak’s initiatives 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


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