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ciNE65 2021: Storytelling with Cinematography


  • Wed Feb 24 2021, 7:30pm–9:00pm


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Launched in July 2011, ciNE65 returns for its sixth season as the largest national platform for film students and budding filmmakers to share short films on our Singapore story. Themed ‘Stronger, Together’, ciNE65 2021 calls upon local filmmakers to reflect on our stories and explore how we can overcome difficulties and move forward as one Singapore, united and working together. ciNE65 2021 consists of three commissioned films, a short film competition known as the “ciNE65 Movie Makers Awards” (ciNE65 MMA), film-making workshops and seminars, and a film festival. Submit your three-minutes short film now!

Cinematography is the backbone of all films. It is not just about composing a great frame but an important tool for visual storytelling to set the aesthetics and mood of a film’s visual narrative. This workshop by established cinematographer, Hideho Urata, will look into how cinematography can elevate the vision of the director, and the responsibilities of a cinematographer.

About Hideho Urata
Hideho Urata is a Singapore-based Japanese Cinematographer and a Senior Cinematography Lecturer at LASALLE College of the Arts (Puttnam School of Film and Animation).

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, best known for his collaborations with directors like Boo Junfeng, Kelvin Tong, K.Rajagopal, Nicole Midori Woodford, Yeo Siew Hua and Wong Chen-Hsi. In 2018, his 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. His latest feature film, yet to be released, was a collaboration with Wong Chen-Hsi in 2019.

He has been admitted to be a member of the SGSC (Singapore Society of Cinematographers) since 2020.

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