UOG hosts 9th Annual Film Festival

UOG hosts 9th Annual Film Festival

UOG hosts 9th Annual Film Festival


The University of Guam's Communication and Media program is inviting the public to attend the 9th Annual UOG Film Festival.

The event will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at the UOG College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Lecture Hall, from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Those planning to attend should reserve a seat by visiting the following site https://forms.gle/bilonk6890@triton.uog.edu 

The event is being organized by students from the Communication and Media program’s CO460 Integrated Public Relations course, taught by Francis Dalisay, PhD, associate professor.

“The UOGFF serves as a platform for showcasing the creative endeavors and artistic expressions of emerging talents from our program,” Dalisay said. “The students and their faculty mentor, UOG Professor Raymond Anderson, have put in so many hours to produce these films.”

This year’s UOGFF will feature films competing under the following categories: mood pieces, twisted trailer, short narratives, documentaries, and mockumentaries. 

In addition to showcasing student films, the festival will also include a special music video competition. This contest will highlighting the visual storytelling and performance skills of students from UOG’s CO210 Fundamentals of Communication class.

The panel of judges for this year’s UOGFF include: 

Brian Muna

  • Creative director at GTA Teleguam
  • Three-time Pika’s Best Videographer
  • 2022 short film winner Best TV Commercial and YouTube video: “We Start with You”

Keano Fausto

  • Alumnus of the UOG Communication & Media
  • 2019 UOGFF winner for Best Narrative and Audience Choice for his film: “Left on Read”

Kent Velesrubio

  • 2014 Guam International Film Festival winner for Best Made in the Marianas Award
  • Events cinematographer

Nia Serneo

  • Producer at Mighty Island

Patricia Amaral Buskirk

  • Associate professor at the School of Communications, University of Hawai’i at Manoa
  • Expert in science communication, media arts, emergent media and indigenous storytelling
  • Has worked with the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement (NCSCE) and Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER)
  • Former member of the International Photographers of the Motion Picture and Television Industries (IATSE) Hawaii Local 665 and Hollywood Local 659 

For more information about the film festival, please visit our Instagram @uogfilmfestival or contact UOGFF Planning Committee Member Kiana Aniceto at (671) 788-0226 or email bilonk6890@gotritons.uog.edu.

The University of Guam’s 9th Annual Film Festival is sponsored by CLASS Deans office, Kynd Tattoo, Motivational Planning, Micronesia Mall, Micronesia Mall Theatres, Jamaican Grill, Infusion, Motivational Planning and Livestrong Fitness & Nutrition.

UOGFF Planning Committee Members include Kiana Aniceto, Paradise Fejerang, Alyanna Bantugan, and Josephine Hagen.

UOG 9th Annual Film Festival