Kodak Calls for Entries in 2013 Student Scholarship Program

March 01, 2013 2:58pm
Source: Below the Line

John Bailey, ASC, a cinematographer known for his artistic contributions to cinema, will lead a panel of judges for the 2013 Kodak student scholarship program. This international competition acknowledges student filmmakers who demonstrate exemplary filmmaking skills and creativity at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The deadline for entries is May 17.

Accredited film schools around the world may nominate up to two students for consideration for the KODAK Student Scholarship Award, and one cinematography student for the KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship Award. The cinematography student nominee may also be nominated for the KODAK Student Scholarship Award. Nomination forms can be downloaded at

“John’s experience and mentorship skills make a huge contribution to this scholarship process,” Kodak’s Johanna Gravelle said. “Students from around the world will receive feedback from him to assist in their efforts to succeed in filmmaking. We are extremely grateful to John for his ongoing commitment to this program and to sharing his knowledge with the next generation.”

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. He also has a blog for the American Society of Cinematographers – called John’s Bailiwick – which discusses a range of topics that affect the art and craft of filmmaking.

Kodak, in collaboration with the University Film & Video Foundation (UFVF), holds this annual scholarship to encourage students pursuing a career in filmmaking. 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 and announced in August:

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