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Top entries from Guam Int'l Film Festival named

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The art of visual storytelling in various forms was on full display this weekend at the Guam International Film Festival at the Guam Museum in Hagatna. Nearly 60 projects for the silver screen were submitted and curated from across the world, with 10 produced locally.

The top entries for the GIFFVision Awards were announced, covering film genres from documentaries to shorts, to features, to narratives. And one of the most-talked about projects, a short film chronicling the singing quartet The Kids From Chuuk, was selected as Best of Festival.

Also honored was "A Twist of Yarn", co-directed by KUAM's own Whisper Dela Cruz, which won DOCOMO Pacific Audience's Choice.

GIFFVision Awards

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GIFFVision Award winners:

GRAND JURY AWARD - BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
MELE MURALS (US) | Dir. Tadashi Nakamura

GRAND JURY AWARD - BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
SMOKE THAT TRAVELS (US) | Dir. Kayla Briët

GRAND JURY AWARD - BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
MAHEMIR (PAKISTAN) | Dir. Anjum Shahzad

GRAND JURY AWARD FOR BEST NARRATIVE SHORT
SYAAHI (INDIA) | Dir. Varun Tandon

ACHIEVEMENT IN ACTING AWARD
SUE PRADO (THE SISTER, PHILIPPINES) | Dir. Joseph Israel Laban

BEST MADE IN THE MARIANAS AWARD
GROUP (GUAM) | Dir. Alissa Eclavea, Inspired by CJ Ochoco

DOCOMO PACIFIC AUDIENCE CHOICE
A TWIST OF YARN (GUAM) | Dir. Juli Hernandez & Whisper Dela Cruz

BEST OF FESTIVAL
KIDS FROM CHUUK (GUAM) | Dir. Sarah Filush

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