Republic of Korea Hanna Lee studied Mass Communication at Sogang University (Seoul, Republic of Korea) and received an MA in Cinema Studies at New York University. On her return to Korea, she worked as Festival Coordinator at the 1st Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival and then as a correspondent for Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. She also worked at the Korean Film Commission and was coordinator for the Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy. Hanna moved into film production and worked with critically acclaimed filmmaker Hong Sangsoo as Producer for Turning Gate (2002) and Woman Is The Future Of Man. Her most recent feature film as
Producer was Lee Chang-dong’s Secret Sunshine which received the award for Best Actress at the 2007 Cannes International Film Festival and Best Feature Film and Best Performance by an Actress at the 2007 inaugural Asia Pacific Screen Awards. Hanna was inducted as an inaugural member of The Academy of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in 2008. Hanna has also produced Korean-Canadian filmmaker Helen Lee’s short film, Hers At Last, as part of an omnibus project showcased as the opening film, Ten Ten, at the 2008 Women’s Film Festival in Seoul.
The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.