About HIIFF

The 1st Hainan Island International Film Festival (Chinese: 海南岛国际电影节) is a film festival held in Sanya, Hainan, China.The inaugural festival was held from December 9 to 16, and included forums, ceremonies, and competitions. Actor Jackie Chan is the promotional ambassador. Along with Chan, the festival was attended by a number of international film personalities, including Turkish film director Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Bollywood star Aamir Khan, and Hollywood film stars such as Johnny Depp, Nicolas Cage and Mads Mikkelsen. The festival’s top prize was awarded to Dying to Survive, with the award presented by Khan.

Hainan Island International Film Festival (HIIFF),  is one of four major international film festivals in China. This annual large-scale cultural festival is organized by the Government of Hainan Province and approved by the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China (together with National Film Bureau). 

The 2nd Hainan Island International Film Festival (HIIFF) will be held December 1-8 2019.

A Look at Hainan

Hainan is the southern hub for China’s open door policy and is the nation’s latest designated Free-Trade Zone. The island province has visa-free entry for 59 countries and is ready to embrace global guests.

Island Vibe

Hainan is regarded as one of Asia’s top tourist destinations. This sun-kissed island boasts unique geography, balmy weather, goldensand beaches and top quality resorts. It is the perfect setting for the country’s latest and most exciting celebration of cinema.