Hey, Students! Kodak Wants to Send You to School—And Fund Your Next Film

Kodak is offering up to $5k in tuition and production grants for students.

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If you are a current or prospective college or graduate student, this could be your lucky day. Kodak is offering $2-5,000 tuition scholarship awards and $3-5,000 production grants to students nominated by their schools for having demonstrated both academic excellence and a penchant for filmmaking.

"With Kodak’s new Super 8 Camera launching soon, a new generation of young motion picture artists will have the opportunity to become filmmakers," said Steve Bellamy, President of Motion Picture and Entertainment at the Eastman Kodak Company. "Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, J.J. Abrams and many of the world’s greatest motion picture artists learned on Super 8mm. Nothing parallels the aesthetic of film or the process of creating a film."

Leading the judging panel once again is the world-renowned cinematographer John Bailey, ASC (A Walk in the Woods, The Way Way Back, He’s Just Not That Into You, recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Cinematographers).

KODAK Student Scholarship Awards

  • Gold Award — $5,000 Tuition Scholarship Award & $5,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product Grant
  • Silver Award — $3,000 Tuition Scholarship Award & $3,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product Grant
  • Bronze Award — $2,000 Tuition Scholarship Award & $3,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product Grant

KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship Awards

  • KODAK Vision Award — $3,000 Tuition Scholarship Award & $5,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product Grant
  • To qualify for this award, a minimum of 50 percent of the submission must be shot on film

Below, watch director Trevor Stevens and DP Nico Aguilar's film Run, which won last year's Kodak Film School Cinematography Award:

 

This year's deadline is May 27, 2016, and winners will be announced August 3, 2016.

Submissions must be made online and must include Vimeo or YouTube links to samples of the student’s work. All entries are assessed on three criteria: sample reels, faculty recommendations, and academic achievement.

To submit, head over to Kodak's website.       

 

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