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Contributor: Xinhua News Agency
Monday, December 19 2022 - 19:40
China's island province to hold 4th international film festival
HAIKOU, China, Dec. 19, 2022 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

The fourth Hainan Island International Film Festival (HIIFF) opened December 18 
in Sanya, a resort city in south China's Hainan Province. 

HIIFF is dedicated to strengthening international film and culture exchange and 
collaboration, promoting innovative development in the film industry, and 
fostering creativity in filmmaking.

This year's film festival has amassed a total of 3,761 films from 116 countries 
and regions for the Golden Coconut Awards, according to the Publicity 
Department of Hainan Party Committee.

A shortlist of 12 features, eight documentaries, and 12 shorts will compete for 
the festival's Golden Coconut Awards, which will name a best picture, director, 
and special jury prize among others.

From the list of finalists, the Golden Coconut Awards jury committee will 
select the best film, best director, the jury award, best actor, best actress, 
best screenwriter, best documentary feature, and best short film, among other 

The much-anticipated event will also hold public screenings across the island. 
Some 80 to 100 films are expected to be exhibited and organized across the six 
categories of "gala, fest best, Asian new directors, panorama, new horizons and 

First held in 2018, the film festival is jointly hosted by the China Media 
Group and the Hainan provincial government. This year's festival will end on 
December 25. 

Source: Publicity Department of Hainan Party Committee

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   Caption: The fourth Hainan Island International Film Festival

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