Winner – Hideho Urata for Achievement in Cinematography, 2018 Winner – Yeo Siew Hua for Young Cinema Award, 2018 Set in industrial Singapore, police investigator…
Hideho Urata is a highly acclaimed cinematographer based in Singapore, originally hailing from Japan. He embarked on his career in the United States, where he honed his skills and artistic vision. Throughout his illustrious career, Urata has garnered international recognition and numerous accolades for his exceptional work behind the camera.
A pivotal moment in Urata’s career came with his lensing of A Land Imagined, a feature film that achieved remarkable success. The film clinched the prestigious Golden Leopard at the 2018 Locarno International Film Festival and was honoured with the title of Best Asian Feature at the 2018 Singapore International Film Festival. Urata’s contributions to this cinematic masterpiece also earned him personal accolades, including Best Cinematography at the Valladolid International Film Festival and the Achievement in Cinematography award at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards.
In more recent endeavours, Urata’s work on Plan 75 garnered significant recognition. The film received a Special Mention in the Caméra d’Or competition at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, showcasing Urata’s continued excellence in cinematography. His remarkable talents also earned him a nomination for Best Cinematography at the Asian Film Awards in 2023.
Hideho Urata’s career has been marked by a commitment to artistic excellence, a dedication to storytelling through the lens, and a consistent ability to capture the essence of each project he undertakes. His contributions to the world of cinema continue to be celebrated on both a national and international stage.
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