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Hideho URATA will conduct a cinematography masterclass, using selected clips from Golden Leopard winner A Land Imagined. Director YEO Siew Hua will be present too.


Originally from Japan, Hideho URATA is a Singapore-based Cinematographer and a Senior Cinematography Lecturer at LASALLE College of the Arts (Puttnam School of Film and Animation).

A graduate of New York University, Hideho began his career in the United States, where he worked as a camera operator for NYPD Blue, a four-time Golden Globe-winning television drama.

A feature film he lensed, Kamataki, won five awards at the 2005 Montréal World Film Festival, and the Crystal Bear-Special Mention at the 2006 Berlin International Film Festival. In 2009, he won Best Cinematography at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival and Best Visual Achievement at the New York Asian Film Festival for his work on The Clone Returns Home.

Hideho has collaborated with many Singaporean filmmakers. His most recent collaboration with YEO Siew Hua on the film A Land Imagined won the Golden Leopard at the 2018 Locarno International Film Festival and Best Asian Feature at the 2018 Singapore International Film Festival. On a personal level, Hideho won Best Cinematography at Valladolid International Film Festival and Achievement in Cinematography at Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

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