“UOGFF has played such a major role in the success of my film! Everyone looks forward to our local film festival, so there is constant media coverage in the paper, on the news, and most especially on social media outlets.” Filush adds, “ I never would've imagined my first film to be featured as front page news! Also having my film featured and nominated for ‘Best Made in the Marianas’ at UOGFF has definitely granted me credibility for my work; which for me is very important as a new film artist”.
UOGFF Program Director Kel Muna states, “It’s a testament to the festival and our local talent that a film can have so much impact on our community. Although we’re sad that Sarah’s film will not be a part of the international festival in September due to festival regulations, in her place will be another deserving film, ‘Pakto: I Hinekka’, directed by Michael Lujan Bevacqua, Ph.D. We wish Sarah and her film, ‘Beat the Beetle’ all the best. Watch it, be educated and be entertained.”
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