The winners of the 2012 KODAK Student Scholarship Awards and KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship Awards have been selected by a panel of judges led by cinematographer John Bailey, ASC. This year’s recipients hail from the U.S., U.K, Germany and Singapore. Kodak’s annual, international competition is designed to recognize superior filmmaking skills and creativity in the next generation. For each award, accredited film schools from around the world nominated up to two students for consideration who were judged on a combination of their past work, faculty recommendations and academic achievement. Judging took place in August.
The KODAK Student Scholarship winners are:
• Gold – Danny Doran from the Roy H.Park School of Communications at Ithaca College in New York for Empire: The Whitewater Story. The award includes a $5,000 Kodak motion picture film product grant and a $4,000 cash tuition award.
• Silver – Ryan Vernava from the National Film and Television School in England for Worm. The award includes a Kodak motion picture film grant valued at $4,000 and a $3,000 cash tuition award.
• Bronze – Patrick Smith from University of Texas at Austin for The Longest Sun. The award comes with a $3,000 Kodak motion picture product grant and a $2,000 cash tuition award.
The KODAK Student Cinematography winners are:
• First Place– Jordan Quellman from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Asia in Singapore for Ash. He receives a $5,000 Kodak film product grant and $3,000 to be applied toward his tuition.
• Honorable Mention – Johannes Louis from the University of Film and Television “Konrad Wolf” Potsdam-Babelsberg in Germany for Digame (Tell Me). He receives a $3,000 Kodak product grant and $1,500 for tuition.
Kodak partners with the University Film and Video Foundation (UFVF) to make this program possible. The UFVF is a not-for-profit organization that engages in and promotes worldwide education, research, innovation, and charitable activities in the arts and sciences of moving images and aural communication.
In addition to Bailey, the entries were judged by Wenhwa Tsao, graduate program director of the Film & Video Department at Columbia College Chicago, and Kodak’s Lorette Bayle, who is also an award-winning filmmaker.