Each year, Kodak awards a select group of talented student moviemakers with the Eastman scholarship. On August 5th, they announced this year’s winners at the University Film and Video Association Conference (UFVA) in New Orleans.
“The Eastman Scholarship Program is one more way Kodak is investing in the next generation of filmmakers,” says Wendy Elms, Kodak’s worldwide education segment manager. “And it is one more indication that we’re serious about the future and about helping talented storytellers do what they tell us they aspire to do—work without creative compromise by telling their stories on Kodak film.”
Each winner had to be an undergraduate student at a U.S. film school, be recommended by his or her school and have creative and outstanding film projects. The scholarship can be used for project funding or tuition costs.
This year the Gold Award winner for Excellence in the Craft of Filmmaking went to Mattias Troelstrup from the American Film Institute for the film Nikki. Troelstrup received a $5,000 motion picture product grant from Kodak and $1,000 from UFVA (in cash). The other winners won the same grant but in decreasing increments of $1,000. The Silver Award went to Danielle Katvan from Berkeley Digital Film Institute for Stranger Things; the Bronze Award went to Derek Pueblo from Brigham Young University for Inspector 42; and Honorable Mentions went to Hongyueh Liu from Chapman University for Dr. Schneider and Kimberly Hall from the University of Texas at Austin for Uprush.
For more information about the Eastman Scholarship Program, visit http://www.kodak.com/go/education.