The Guam International Film Festival, which normally takes place in October, is being pushed back to November due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
This is GIFF’s 10th year and with the governor’s current social distancing directive, Kel Muna, the festival program director, says they plan to kick off the event virtually in the fall.
GIFF is a non-profit organization whose mission is to foster the growth of cultural understanding through the art of filmmaking.
The non-profit strives to capture the passion and spirit of independent filmmakers and their films.
In an interview with PNC, Muna talks about the highlights and plans of GIFF’s 10th anniversary.
“So this is GIFF’s 10-year anniversary going into November. We are really excited to announce that we are taking the forefront of this year’s edition of GIFF and putting the focus on highlighting indigenous film and indigenous filmmakers. We are happy to celebrate the 10th year of GIFF and we will be showcasing the award-winning filmmakers from the Marianas within the past 10 years of GIFF’s history. We will be showcasing a lot of the greatest hits, so to speak, of our past 10 years. We will see all the greats. We will see all projects by James Davis, Brian Muna, Kent Velos Ruedo, and Sarah Filush Camacho, and more,” Muna said.
He added that the event will be televised and free to the public.
While there is no official date in November yet, be on the lookout for the announcement on GIFF’s social media pages. You can also check out their website at guamfilmfestival.org.