China’s Hainan Film Festival Launches Golden Coconut Competition

The deep-pocketed, government-run Hainan Island International Film Festival has launched a new competition section for its second iteration, set to take place from December 1-8. This year, ten ‘Golden Coconut Awards’ will be given out across three categories of films: feature-length, feature documentaries, and fictional shorts.

Prizes will be presented for best picture, best director, best actor, best actress, best screenplay, best artistic contribution, best children’s picture, special jury prize, best documentary and best short film.

The best picture winner will be awarded RMB250,000, the best director RMB150,000, the special jury prize RMB100,000 and the best actor and actress RMB80,000 apiece.

Feature-length films must be completed after August 15, 2018 and not have been distributed theatrically or publicly screened on TV or online in China before December 1, 2019, and have a minimum running time of 70 minutes. Submissions are open through October 31. Nominees will be announced in November.

Set to take place in the resort city of Sanya,
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