Amy Gebhardt is Kodak New Director Of The Year

19 September, 2008 by IF

[Press Release by Kodak]

Congratulations to Amy Gebhardt from the Exit Films who is the 2008 KODAK AWARD New Director Of The Year!


Greg McKibbin, Regional Business General Manager & Vice President, Entertainment Imaging, Eastman Kodak Company announced Gebhardt’s win at a special cocktail party event designed specifically for the occasion. Held on September 17th at The Water Bar at BLUE Sydney, the sell-out event screened the work of all four finalists in the presence of guests including VIP guests, the AWARD Award Judges.

Chosen from a list of finalists whose work represented an exceptional standard and an amazing variety of ideas, Gebhardt’s submission included three short film trailers; Walnut, Look Sharp and Pleasance.

“Yet again I am amazed at the extraordinary young talent we have across the Asia Pacific Region”, said McKibbin. “Finding a winner amongst the high caliber work of the finalist’s must have been a challenge for the judges. The short films submitted by the eventual winner highlights an incredible talent and I am sure that we will hear the name Amy Gebhardt for many years to come. Congratulations on being named the 2008 KODAK AWARD New Director Of The Year.”

As the KODAK AWARD New Director Of The Year, Gebhardt will receive a prize of 10 x 400’ loads of 35mm Kodak Motion Picture Film valued at approximately AUD $4,000 and will be introduced and recognised at the AWARD Presentation Evening to be held on November 27th 2008 at The Overseas Passenger Terminal, Sydney. Finalists were selected from an impressive collection of entries from thirteen cities from eight separate countries from around the Asia Pacific Region and the following finalists are also to be congratulated:

Dael Oates, Prodigy Films, Melbourne, Australia
Sam Peacocke, Robbers Dog Films Ltd., Auckland, New Zealand
Rong Soralamp, Phenomena Company Ltd., Bangkok, Thailand

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