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John Bailey Leads Kodak’s Scholarship Program for a Third Year


The Kodak Scholarship Program is now accepting submissions for the 2014 competition. This international program acknowledges student filmmakers who demonstrate exemplary filmmaking skills and creativity at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The deadline for entries is May 16.

John Bailey, ASC, will spearhead the panel of judges, who will assess entries based on sample reels, faculty recommendations and academic achievements. This is Bailey’s third consecutive year as a judge. His credits include American Gigolo, Ordinary People, The Big Chill, The Accidental Tourist, Groundhog Day, As Good as it Gets, Incident at Loch Ness, Big Miracle and The Way Way Back. He also created a blog for the American Society of Cinematographers, “John’s Bailiwick,” on a range of topics that affect the art and craft of filmmaking.

This year, Kodak is introducing a new online submission process to make entering easier. In addition to an online entry form, film schools can now use a public Vimeo or YouTube URL to upload a sample of the student’s work that best exemplifies their filmmaking skills.

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

Kodak, in collaboration with the University Film & Video Foundation (UFVF), holds this annual contest to encourage students pursuing a career in filmmaking. For more information, visit

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