Nomination Details

Ceremony Year 2016
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Nomination Detail

Winner, Jury Grand Prize, 2016

Mark Lee Ping-bing is a world acclaimed Taiwanese cinematographer, photographer and author with over 70 films and 21 international awards to his credit including twice receiving the Glory of The Country Award from the Government Information Office of Taiwan and the president of Taiwan’s Light of The Cinema Award. His career began in 1977, in 1985 he started his prolific filmmaking relationship with Hou Hsiao-hsien. He has collaborated with major Asian directors including Hirokazu Kore-eda, Jiang Wen and Tran Anh Hung. Known best for his use of natural lighting and graceful camera movement, Lee received the Grand Technical Prize at Cannes Film Festival in 2000, for Wong Kar-Wai’s In the Mood for Love in addition to seven other major awards. In 2015 he was an APSA for Achievement in Cinematography for The Assassin and in 2016 he was awarded a Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival for his Outstanding Artistic Contribution to Crosscurrent for which he has now also been awarded the APSA Jury Grand Prize.


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