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Kodak Filmschool Competition

TORONTO, The Kodak Filmschool Competition is accepting submissions for its eighth annual cinematography contest recognizing the creativity and skills of students in the collaborative process of visual storytelling. Launched in 2000, the competition was initially open to students in Latin American and Asian Pacific countries.

With the inclusion of the United States and Canada as a third region, this latest development will see cinematography students competing with their peers within these regions around the globe providing judges with the chance to review entries that reflect diverse cultures and influences.

The grand prize includes a trip to the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival in France, where the winning entries will be screened and the filmmakers will participate in seminars and other activities hosted by Kodak.

“Our goal is to encourage the next generation of cinematographers from these regions who are at the dawn of their filmmaking careers,” says Wendy Elms, worldwide manager of Kodak’s Education segment. “Cinematography takes a collaborative spirit, unflagging determination, innate talent, and the ability to master a constantly evolving language. This competition was designed to focus on the art and craft of cinematography, and put the works of emerging filmmakers in the spotlight.”

Local judges will select the winning films at the national level, and these finalists vie for top honors at the three regional levels—Latin America, Asia Pacific and U.S./Canada. Finalists will be judged by world-renowned cinematographer Peter James, ACS, ASC for the second consecutive year. Past judges have included Oliver Stapleton, BSC, Caleb Deschanel, ASC, Fred Elmes, ASC, and Laszlo Kovacs, ASC.

James began his career as an assistant cameraman at a small studio in his native country, Australia. His eclectic body of work includes commercials and documentaries in addition to some 30 narrative films. He received the Millie Award, the highest award bestowed by the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) for WILLI WILLI (1972), CADDIE (1977), BLACK ROBE (1992) and ALIVE (1993). James was also the recipient of the ACS Award of Distinction for DIABOLIQUE in 1997, and the Golden Tripod for PARADISE ROAD in 1998. His other notable credits include DRIVING MISS DAISY, THE NEWTON BOYS, MEET THE PARENTS and the telefilm AND STARRING PANCHO VILLA AS HIMSELF, which earned an Emmy nomination in 2004.

“Peter James is a remarkable filmmaker, and we are honored he has agreed to provide his time and exceptional eye to this competition for a second year,” adds Elms. “His observations will provide added encouragement and guidance for the finalists.”

Submissions must be shot on film, 20 minutes or less in duration, and entirely produced by student crews. The competition is open to current students and recent graduates who earned their degrees no longer than 12 months ago.

For more details regarding deadlines, rules and regulations, contact your local Kodak office, or visit www.kodak.com/go/filmschoolcompetition.

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Kodak Filmschool Competition

TORONTO, The Kodak Filmschool Competition is accepting submissions for its eighth annual cinematography contest recognizing the creativity and skills of students in the collaborative process of visual storytelling. Launched in 2000, the competition was initially open to students in Latin American and Asian Pacific countries.

With the inclusion of the United States and Canada as a third region, this latest development will see cinematography students competing with their peers within these regions around the globe providing judges with the chance to review entries that reflect diverse cultures and influences.

The grand prize includes a trip to the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival in France, where the winning entries will be screened and the filmmakers will participate in seminars and other activities hosted by Kodak.

“Our goal is to encourage the next generation of cinematographers from these regions who are at the dawn of their filmmaking careers,” says Wendy Elms, worldwide manager of Kodak’s Education segment. “Cinematography takes a collaborative spirit, unflagging determination, innate talent, and the ability to master a constantly evolving language. This competition was designed to focus on the art and craft of cinematography, and put the works of emerging filmmakers in the spotlight.”

Local judges will select the winning films at the national level, and these finalists vie for top honors at the three regional levels—Latin America, Asia Pacific and U.S./Canada. Finalists will be judged by world-renowned cinematographer Peter James, ACS, ASC for the second consecutive year. Past judges have included Oliver Stapleton, BSC, Caleb Deschanel, ASC, Fred Elmes, ASC, and Laszlo Kovacs, ASC.

James began his career as an assistant cameraman at a small studio in his native country, Australia. His eclectic body of work includes commercials and documentaries in addition to some 30 narrative films. He received the Millie Award, the highest award bestowed by the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) for WILLI WILLI (1972), CADDIE (1977), BLACK ROBE (1992) and ALIVE (1993). James was also the recipient of the ACS Award of Distinction for DIABOLIQUE in 1997, and the Golden Tripod for PARADISE ROAD in 1998. His other notable credits include DRIVING MISS DAISY, THE NEWTON BOYS, MEET THE PARENTS and the telefilm AND STARRING PANCHO VILLA AS HIMSELF, which earned an Emmy nomination in 2004.

“Peter James is a remarkable filmmaker, and we are honored he has agreed to provide his time and exceptional eye to this competition for a second year,” adds Elms. “His observations will provide added encouragement and guidance for the finalists.”

Submissions must be shot on film, 20 minutes or less in duration, and entirely produced by student crews. The competition is open to current students and recent graduates who earned their degrees no longer than 12 months ago.

For more details regarding deadlines, rules and regulations, contact your local Kodak office, or visit www.kodak.com/go/filmschoolcompetition.

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Kodak Filmschool Competition

TORONTO, The Kodak Filmschool Competition is accepting submissions for its eighth annual cinematography contest recognizing the creativity and skills of students in the collaborative process of visual storytelling. Launched in 2000, the competition was initially open to students in Latin American and Asian Pacific countries.

With the inclusion of the United States and Canada as a third region, this latest development will see cinematography students competing with their peers within these regions around the globe providing judges with the chance to review entries that reflect diverse cultures and influences.

The grand prize includes a trip to the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival in France, where the winning entries will be screened and the filmmakers will participate in seminars and other activities hosted by Kodak.

“Our goal is to encourage the next generation of cinematographers from these regions who are at the dawn of their filmmaking careers,” says Wendy Elms, worldwide manager of Kodak’s Education segment. “Cinematography takes a collaborative spirit, unflagging determination, innate talent, and the ability to master a constantly evolving language. This competition was designed to focus on the art and craft of cinematography, and put the works of emerging filmmakers in the spotlight.”

Local judges will select the winning films at the national level, and these finalists vie for top honors at the three regional levels—Latin America, Asia Pacific and U.S./Canada. Finalists will be judged by world-renowned cinematographer Peter James, ACS, ASC for the second consecutive year. Past judges have included Oliver Stapleton, BSC, Caleb Deschanel, ASC, Fred Elmes, ASC, and Laszlo Kovacs, ASC.

James began his career as an assistant cameraman at a small studio in his native country, Australia. His eclectic body of work includes commercials and documentaries in addition to some 30 narrative films. He received the Millie Award, the highest award bestowed by the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) for WILLI WILLI (1972), CADDIE (1977), BLACK ROBE (1992) and ALIVE (1993). James was also the recipient of the ACS Award of Distinction for DIABOLIQUE in 1997, and the Golden Tripod for PARADISE ROAD in 1998. His other notable credits include DRIVING MISS DAISY, THE NEWTON BOYS, MEET THE PARENTS and the telefilm AND STARRING PANCHO VILLA AS HIMSELF, which earned an Emmy nomination in 2004.

“Peter James is a remarkable filmmaker, and we are honored he has agreed to provide his time and exceptional eye to this competition for a second year,” adds Elms. “His observations will provide added encouragement and guidance for the finalists.”

Submissions must be shot on film, 20 minutes or less in duration, and entirely produced by student crews. The competition is open to current students and recent graduates who earned their degrees no longer than 12 months ago.

For more details regarding deadlines, rules and regulations, contact your local Kodak office, or visit www.kodak.com/go/filmschoolcompetition.

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