Filmmaking schools, departments and programs—submit your institution's three strongest films to the 28th UFVF/KODAK Student Filmmaking and Cinematography Grants. Winning students receive cash grants and motion picture product, and will screen at the 2019 University Film and Video Association Annual Conference.
Excellence in Filmmaking
Gold Grant: $5,000 Cash + $5,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product
Silver Grant: $3,000 Cash + $3,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product
Bronze Grant: $2,000 Cash + $3,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product
Excellence in Cinematography
First Place Grant: $3,000 Cash + $5,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product
Kodak Vision Grant: $3,000 Cash + $5,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product
Kodak Vision Honorable Mention Grant: $1,000 Cash + $500 KODAK Motion Picture Product Grant
Please read this agreement carefully before you submit your production. By submitting your entry, you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of this agreement.
ALL nominations must be made by ONE designated school department or program official (faculty or staff). Awards will be made to the designated student filmmaker. Submitted film must have been produced under the auspices of the academic program. Submissions made by individual filmmakers (not by a program official) will not be considered.
Entries may originate on any format. However, to qualify for the Vision or Vision Honorable Mention Award (special awards in the Excellence in Cinematography category), the project must be shot at least 50% on film.
Film schools and programs are solely responsible for designating submitting officials and coordinating entries from their schools. We recommend that programs talk in advance about which official will make the submissions. This will avoid miscommunication and potential disqualification of entries beyond the allowable three per program.
Each school may submit up to three different projects (up to two for Excellence in Filmmaking and one for Excellence in Cinematography). A project may be submitted to be considered for either one of the categories, but not both. Additional submissions from a single institution will not be considered.
All films must be submitted through FilmFreeway. We only review online screeners—DVD and tape is not an allowable format. We accept online video files directly on FilmFreeway or through Vimeo or YouTube. We cannot watch entries uploaded to any other platforms. External private links must be accompanied by a valid password. We are not responsible for broken, expired or incorrectly submitted URLs or passwords. We recommend submitting files directly to FilmFreeway. We do not offer technical support in any way, including for online screeners.
Incomplete or unclear submissions, additional submissions from a single school, and submissions that do not otherwise adhere to the rules and terms will not be considered.
All determinations by the UFVF/Kodak Student Filmmaking and Cinematography Grants judges and administrators are final. Selected films will be required to submit a downloadable HD mp4 of the film.
FINAL ENTRY AND MATERIAL DEADLINES
All entry forms must be completed and submitted with online links included no later than 11:59 PM ET on June 1, 2019.
PUBLICITY AND MARKETING
All selected entries may be excerpted for publicity purposes. UFVF and KODAK reserve the right to promote any entry to print, broadcast or internet media as required to market the UFVF/KODAK Student Filmmaking and Cinematography Grants. UFVF and KODAK may use your name, approved likeness, biography and other information regarding your submission for the purposes of marketing, advertising and promoting the UFVF/KODAK Student Filmmaking and Cinematography Grants.
Winning films (or excerpts) will be screened at the University Film and Video Association Conference. Winning filmmakers may attend to receive their award in person. Winners are responsible for travel, lodging, and conference fees. Conference attendance is not required to receive an award.
COPYRIGHT AND CLEARANCES
The entrants hereby warrant that they are authorized to submit the media project for consideration. Please ensure if you are submitting an entry that contains copyrighted material by anyone other than yourself or your collaborators, if a joint work, that you have obtained proper clearances and/or licenses for that material used. Entrants agree to indemnify and hold harmless UFVF, KODAK, UFVA, their organizers, judges, sponsors, and partners, individually and collectively, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and court costs) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to submitted material. The burden of determining that any material is not protected by copyright, trademark, rights of privacy, publicity or any other proprietary rights rests solely with the entrant. The entrant shall bear the sole liability for any damages resulting from any infringement of copyrights, proprietary rights, or any other harm which is alleged as a result of such a submission.
CONTROLLING LAW, VENUE AND SEVERABILITY
This License shall be governed by the laws of the United States and the District of Columbia without consideration of conflicts of laws provisions and principles. All claims between the parties, regardless of legal theory and whenever brought, shall be resolved in the state or federal courts of the District of Columbia, USA, and you stipulate that you expressly submit to the personal jurisdiction of such state and federal courts, and you further agree that any judgment may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision, or portion thereof, of this Agreement to be unenforceable, the remainder of this License shall continue in full force and effect.
This License constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the use of productions and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous understandings regarding such subject matter. Nothing in this Agreement constitutes a waiver of UFVF’s or KODAK's rights under the United States of America patent and copyright laws or any other Federal or State law, nor of any of UFVF’s or KODAK's rights under the rules or laws of any country, territory, republic, and/or province.
UFVF and KODAK reserves the right to remove an entry from consideration for any reason or for no reason and shall not be liable for any claims of any kind arising out of such removal.
UFVF and KODAK may, at our discretion, transfer a portion of your submitted work to a compilation DVD, tape or online video file for promotional purposes.
By submitting to the UFVF/Kodak Student Filmmaking and Cinematography Grants, you agree to the rules and terms and conditions. You agree that failure to adhere to any of the rules or terms and conditions may result in disqualification.
Films may be in any language. Submission information (descriptions, and mailing address information) must be in English.