Kodak Supports Independent Filmmakers at Sundance and Slamdance Festivals;
Highlights include a Panel on Super 16 for Low-Budget Features and a Roundtable with Indie Filmmakers

PARK CITY, UTAH, January 17, 2012 — Kodak will once again give its full support to the independent filmmaking community at the Sundance and Slamdance Film Festivals, which will run concurrently in Park City, Utah, beginning January 19.

Kodak will present an all-star panel of filmmakers discussing the advantages of shooting Super 16 on January 21 at Sundance’s New Frontier from 2:30- 4 p.m. Colorist Alex Bickel (NOBODY WALKS), producer Lucas Joachin (KEEP THE LIGHTS ON), cinematographer William Klayer (THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID), cinematographer Ben Richardson (BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD) and director Ira Sachs (KEEP THE LIGHTS ON) will share their hands-on experiences.

Over at Slamdance, Kodak will host a discussion with Indie Filmmakers on January 23 from 10 –11:30 a.m. at the Treasure Mountain Inn. FAITH, LOVE & WHISKEY director Kristina Nikolova and cinematographer Alexander Stanishev, KUDZU VINE director-cinematographer Josh Gibson, NOBODY WALKS cinematographer Christopher Blauvelt, SUNDOWNING director Frank Rinaldi and cinematographer Kiran Chitanvis, and SMASHED cinematographer Tobias Datum will join Kodak for a conversation about the beauty, versatility, and affordability of shooting film.

“Film is still a very affordable medium for a wide range of productions, and these panelists can speak to that first-hand,” says Graeme Parcher of Kodak’s Entertainment Imaging Division. “Nothing compares to film’s latitude, flexibility and resolution, and we want independent filmmakers to understand that they don’t have to make compromises to realize their vision. Our newest film stocks offer great options and pristine results for projects at all budget levels.”

Kodak will also present a product grant to the winner of the Slamdance Cinematography Award. The winner, chosen by a Slamdance jury and announced January 26, will receive 5,000 feet of Kodak motion picture film.

On Main Street at the Sundance Film Festival, Women in Film will present a Kodak product grant as part of their Women in Film/The Incentives Office Grant on January 24. This award — chosen by a jury of educators, filmmakers and artists from WIF — is presented to a female director in the Sundance Film Festival Shorts Program.

Kodak’s Entertainment Imaging Division is the world-class leader in providing film, digital and hybrid motion imaging products, services, and technology for the professional motion picture and exhibition industries. For more information, visit www.kodak.com/go/motion.

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Note: Panelists are subject to availability.