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KODAK HONORS NEXT-GENERATION FILMMAKERS

August 12, 2010
KODAK HONORS NEXT-GENERATION FILMMAKERS Emmy-winning documentary cinematographer Buddy Squires judged the competition.

The Gold Award for Excellence in the Craft of Filmmaking went to Guy Godfree from the American Film Institute for the film Revelations. The award includes a $5,000 Kodak motion picture film product grant and a $1,000 cash award. Revelations is about a young priest called to deal with a trailer park resident who has been behaving oddly, only to discover the resident is also a priest, and that the two are not alone.

The Silver Award for Excellence in the Craft of Filmmaking went to Edit Blaumann from the University of Theatre, Film and Television in Budapest. Lesson follows a young girl who is failing mathematics and trying to discover what that means for herself, her parents and her teacher. Blaumann receives a Kodak motion picture film grant valued at $4,000.

The Bronze Award for Excellence in the Craft of Filmmaking was presented to Wonjung Bae from Columbia College Chicago for Made in Makanda. The award comes with a grant of $3,000 in Kodak motion picture film. Bae's black-and-white documentary chronicles the days of a master Krenovian-style woodworker, as he wanders an Illinois forest in search of fallen trees to make his minimalist furniture pieces.

Soraya Burtnett from the University of California-Los Angeles and Leandro Ferrao from Lusofona University in Lisbon, Portugal, were both given honorable mention and were presented with $2,000 grants for Kodak motion picture film.

The UFVA conference included Kodak sponsored panels on Super 8 filmmaking and the truth about 35mm. Kodak also showcased the company's social networking sites, online tools, mobile applications, and other resources available to students and educators.