The Third Hainan Island International Film Festival (HIIFF) takes place between December 5 and December 12, 2020 in Sanya, Hainan Island.
Since its inception, HIIFF has received generous supports from established filmmakers from China and abroad. Most recently, the HIIFF Organizing Committee has officially named famous actress ZHANG Ziyi as the Ambassador for the 2020 Third HIIFF and PENG Yuchang as our Volunteer Ambassador. Previously, Jackie Chan and Sophie Marceau assumed the role of Ambassador for the First and Second HIIFF, respectively.
The Third HIIFF Opening Ceremony commences on the afternoon of December 5, 2020, at Sanya Haitang Bay Square. Many filmmakers and distinguished guests from the performing arts and entertainment industries will grace the Red Carpet and Opening Ceremony events.
The Opening Ceremony employs the lighthouse as its core element, visually echoed in the Third HIIFF’s key visual poster. The lighthouse symbolizes a beacon of hope that lights up the vivid dreams and bright futures of filmmakers, creating a “Never-ending Film Festival.” It also conjures up the idea of a departure from Hainan Island, paying heed to the wonders of world cinema.
The HIIFF Organizing Committee has organized diversified events for our audiences during the festival season. They range from various film market sections at H!Market to film screenings with a high degree of public participation, from red-carpet and premiere ceremonies to forums and post-screening meet-and-greets. Domestic and international filmmakers and guests will participate in our activities to share and engage with audiences.
Sparkling stars spotlight Hainan Island. Cinephiles and audiences, celebrities and filmmakers, all bathe in the enchanting panorama of the coconut island. Together, we will explore cinema’s infinite possibilities and witness the unforgettable extravaganza of lights and shadows.