'Hainan Film Festival Makes Return With Marco Mueller as

Makes Return With Marco Mueller as

China’s Hainan

Island International Film Festival will return to operation early next month for a fourth

Marco Mueller,

former director of the Locarno, Venice and Rome film festivals is set as its new

Mueller is

now based in China and has previously advised Chinese festivals including those in Shanghai and

Its mission

is to “strengthen international film cultural exchanges and cooperation

The lineup

has not been announced, but it is expected to include more than 100 films organized across

Titles will

compete for Golden Coconut Awards in at least seven feature film categories, plus a best

Additionally, there

will be screenings in other parts of the island, branded as “Around the Island” and “

Separately, an

industry section will see a revival of the H!Action Project Market, the H!Market

A forum

or discussion section will be headed by Professor Yu Li

Topics include

women’s films, documentaries, developments in China’s children’s film industry, film creation and

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