『香港專業電影攝影師學會』於1988年成立，是香港電影界首個正式註冊成立的專業團體，以非牟利形式服務本港之電影行業。學會成立宗旨是 要致力提高電影攝影師的專業新知和技術水平，讓同業從事影像創作時更能得心應手，充分表達甚或提升電影的情節、風格、效果等等。本會會員 一向以團結互助，互相砥礪的精神支持本會活動，共同為電影創作付出努力。
學會每年與攝影器材公司、菲林供應商、後期製作公司合辦技術研討會和新產品介紹講座，為同業提供先進器材資訊及示範應用機會。 早在千禧年初，學會已開本地電影業的先河，主辦高清拍攝工作坊，邀請國際知名攝影指導、曾拍攝「超人強戰回歸」(Superman Returns) 之 Newton Thomas Sigel來港作技術交流，讓同業在數碼電影攝影需求普及前，及早掌握這新技術的知識及當中技巧。之後連續多年，每年舉辦數 碼電影攝影研討會，邀請海外數碼技術先驅。2009 年更請得由「金剛」 (King Kong) 導演Peter Jackson 所創辦之數碼後期製作公司 『Park Road Post』的主管到港交流分享並主持示範講座。 去年2014年，本會與『香港電影資料館』合辦 「館藏攝影器材展」及「電影攝影師之苦與樂座談會」，藉此等活動推廣本地攝影藝術及提高公眾 欣賞電影攝影的水平。 此外，本會一向積極參與『香港電影金像獎』的製作和評審工作；每年全體會員會根據技術為評選原則，選出當年傑出電影攝影的得獎作品。 過去多年，本會大力支持由『香港電影工作者總會』舉辦的 「電影專業培訓班 – 電影攝影課程」，培養新血。學員完成課程後大部份都投身電影及 其他行業的攝影隊伍，並加入本會成為「附屬會員」。
一年一度的周年聚餐，每年都得到電影業內各屬會及相關機構支持共慶，促進會員與同業間的友誼和凝聚力。晚宴上更會頒發由會員推選之 「最佳年度大獎 」 及 「攝影師眼中最具魅力男、女演員獎」三大獎項，增添周年晚宴的熱烈氣氛。
Founded in 1988, The Hong Kong Society of Cinematographers (HKSC) is the first registered professional organization in the film industry in Hong Kong. Our aim is to converge local cinematographers and provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and the exploration of new information and technology to better serve the industry.
Every year, HKSC collaborates with filming equipment suppliers, film suppliers and post-production companies to organize seminars and workshops for our members. Through these activities, members can gain access to the latest technological information and hands-on demonstrations. HKSC is the first professional body in the industry to coordinate workshop on High Definition Filming. Back in 2000, when movies were still mostly shot on 35mm format, we have already taken the lead to invite Mr. Newton Thomas Sigel, the DP of “Superman Returns”, to Hong Kong for share his professional experience with our members. The meeting raised the awareness of our members about this new movie format and the techniques in handling Digital movies filming. Subsequently, seminars and workshops on Digital movies making have been held on a regular basis. In 2009, The General manager of “Park Road Post”, a digital post-production lab founded by “King Kong” director Peter Jackson, was invited to share their technical know-how and experience. Last year, HKSC co-organized with the Hong Kong Film Archive on the “Remembrance of the Avant-garde: Archival Camera Collection Exhibition” and a series of seminars including “Joy and Sorrow of the Great Cinematographer: Arthur Wong”. Rapport established with the audience during these events has successfully aroused public awareness and appreciation of film and cinematography. HKSC has also been working closely with other professional film organizations in the production and selection of the “Hong Kong Film Awards”. Each year, members will select an outstanding cinematographer or a group of cinematographers for the best achievements in cinematography. HKSC also offers strong support to the Federation of Hong Kong Filmmakers on their training program. Most students joined and worked in the film industry after the completion of their training courses. Many also joined the Society as affiliate members.
Annual Main Event
The annual dinner has received enthusiastic support from all professional organizations in the industry. Members and professionals in the industry take this opportunity to mingle, catch up and celebrate. The highlight of this annual event is the announcement of the winners for the “Grand Award of the Year” and the “Cinematographers’ Choice of Best Actor and Actress Awards”.