Nomination Details

Ceremony Year 2019

Nomination Detail

Kim Hyunseok is a cinematographer born in 1977. Growing up in Seoul, he performed in band and completed two years of military service before enrolling in the Korean National University of Arts in filmmaking. His first role was as a lighting grip on the popular Korean horror movie A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) and shot more than 20 short films that screened at festivals and won awards including Light My Fire (2007), which was shown at the Berlin International Film Festival, and which won awards for its cinematography. His professor was Lee Chang-dong and through him he began working on feature films including Ounie Lecomte’s APSA-winning A Brand New Life (2009) and then Lee’s own Poetry (2010). That film was an international success winning two APSA, two Asian Film Awards, and two awards from the Cannes Film Festival. Kim’s work garnered several award nominations. In 2019, he received his first APSA nomination for Achievement in Cinematography for So Long, My Son.


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.

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