Congratulations to Santa Monica College student Dustin Brown, who won the Silver Award in the 2014 KODAK Student Scholarship Awards!
Kodak’s annual global competition is designed to recognize emerging talent that demonstrates superior filmmaking skills and creativity. Selected by a panel of judges led by award-winning cinematographer John Bailey, ASC, this year’s winners represent film schools in Hungary, Russia, Singapore, and the United States. In addition to Bailey, the entries were judged by Melinda Levin, a professor at the University of North Texas and president of the UFVF, and Kodak’s Lorette Bayle, who is also an award-winning filmmaker.
The KODAK Student Scholarship Program Award winners are:
- Gold Award ($5,000 tuition scholarship award and $5,000 KODAK Motion Picture product grant) – Timothy Yeung from New York University’s (NYU) Tisch School of the Arts Asia in Singapore for his film 90 Days. Yeung wrote, directed and produced the drama.
- Silver Award ($4,000 tuition scholarship award and $4,000 KODAK Motion Picture product grant) – Dustin Brown from Santa Monica College in California for Solidarity. Brown was writer, director, producer and editor of his narrative.
- Bronze Award ($3,000 tuition scholarship award and $3,000 KODAK Motion Picture product grant) – Anton Moiseenko from the Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK) in Russia for his piece Experience of the Celestial Bodies. Moiseenko wrote and directed the documentary.
Kodak partners with the University Film and Video Foundation 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.
Kodak introduced its worldwide film school program in 1991. Through the years, the program has grown to include a wide range of initiatives to help both students and educators enrich the development of their skills in the art and craft of filmmaking.