2017 KODAK Student Scholarship Award Nomination Form

The Kodak Student Scholarship Awards is open to university or college students of film or film production at the undergraduate or graduate levels in an accredited degree.

Nominations must be made by the school department or program official.

Prizes Awarded in this Worldwide Program will be awarded in US dollar, to be delivered by check, by mail, to the institution.

Deadline & Award Dates:

  • Entries must be submitted by: 11:59 EST, May 18, 2017
  • Award Announcement: August 2017
  • Scholarship Tuition Award will be awarded: September 2017

Conditions of Entry for all Categories:

  1. Entries must be completed works that communicate a story or theme in some fashion — no clips or short vignettes.
    Important Note: Incomplete applications will be disqualified.
  2. Two filmmaking nominations and one cinematography nomination allowed per school.
  3. Submissions can be no longer than 30 minutes.
  4. Eligible institutions are colleges and universities in the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benelux, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, China, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guyana, Haiti, Hungary, India, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands Antilles, Norway, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Surinam, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela.
  5. College student nominees must be fulltime undergraduate or graduate students and enrolled in the 2016-17 academic year and must to enrolled in the same school for the 2017 - 2018 academic year in a film or film production accredited degree at the undergraduate or graduate levels.
  6. All judges’ decisions are final.
  7. The names of the winners may be published on UFVA’s website and Kodak Motion Picture website. Winners agree to allow the free use of their names, photographs and general location for publicity and news purposes in connection with the Scholarship Program.
  8. Excerpts of winner’s film may be screened at the annual UFVA Conference.

Personal data received in connection with the nomination is subject to Kodak’s privacy policy.


Nomination Awards:

Excellence in the Craft of Filmmaking

(Two Filmmaking Nominations Allowed Per School)

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

A Blue Ribbon Jury will evaluate all final selections. The jury will consist of one individual from Kodak and one from the University Film & Video Association (UFVA), plus a representative from the filmmaking industry. Nominees will be evaluated on the basis of academic achievement, creative and technical ability, communications ability, and range of filmmaking experience. Visual Imagery will count 50%, creative and other technical skills 25%, and the other criteria 25%.

Excellence in the Craft of Cinematography

(One Cinematography Nomination Allowed Per School)

  • First Place: $3,000 Scholarship Tuition Award + $5,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product Grant
  • Kodak Vision Award: $3,000 Scholarship Tuition Award + $5,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product Grant OR Kodak Vision Honorary Award: $1,000 Scholarship Tuition Award + $500 KODAK Motion Picture Product Grant

To qualify for the Vision or Honorary Mention Award, the project must be shot at least 50% on film.

A world-renowned cinematographer will judge the final selection of Student Cinematography nominees. Nominees will be evaluated solely on the quality of their cinematography skills.

Select Nomination Award:


The Nomination

To be completed by a school or department official

 

I nominate

for a KODAK Scholarship Award and verify that:

  1. The applicant is working toward the accredited degree described in this application and the camera work and/or film production submitted in the portfolio is by him or her.
  2. My educational institution attests to the nominee’s outstanding abilities and talent in cinematography and film production as expressed in the faculty member’s statement.
  3. If a Scholarship Tuition Award is given from this application, I warrant that these funds will be administered by my institution in compliance with the conditions of the prize and all local laws and regulations.
  4. Two filmmaking nominations and one cinematography nomination allowed per school.

Letter of Support

Please attach a letter of support from a member of your school or departmental faculty familiar with your camera and/or film production work.
To the faculty member: Please provide your candid assessment of the nominee’s academic performance and professional promise. You may wish to consider this checklist of factors: adversity of production challenges, verbal and written communication skills, creativity, initiative, teamwork, technical ability.

 

Nominee Information

To be completed by the nominee

You must be enrolled in the 2016-17 academic year and must be enrolled in the same school for the 2017 – 2018 academic year.

How was your film captured?

How was your video/digital movie captured?

 

Nominee’s Statement of Motivation

Nominee’s Film Submission

 

Provide a URL to the nominee’s work on Vimeo/YouTube. This work should best demonstrate skills in general film-making with an emphasis on cinematography.

Submit


Program Inquiries:

Michele DeLano
585-477-8493
michele.delano@kodak.com