3rd Guam International Film Festival 2013

by cinelamour | created - 14 Nov 2013 | updated - 28 Nov 2013 | Public

24-29 September 2013 [link]http://www.guamfilmfestival.org[/link]

Grand Jury Award - Best Narrative Feature (Winner) Breakaway (Alagwa) by Ian Lorenos (Nom) Girl Shaped Love Drug by Simon Powell (Nom) Jiseul by O Muel

Grand Jury Award - Best Narrative Short (Winner) Hsu ji Behind the Screen by Thomas Rio (Nom) Hatch by Christoph Kuschnig (Nom) Mo ikkai by Atsuko Hirayanagi

Grand Jury Award - Best Documentary Feature (Winner) The Illness and the Odyssesy by Berry Minott (Nom) A2-B-C by Ian Thomas Ash (Nom) Crocodile in Yangtze by Porter Erisman

Grand Jury Award - Best Documentary Short (Winner) Straight with You by Daan Bolt (Nom) Brainerd by Josiah Bultema and Kyle Gilbertson (Nom) Cavedigger by Jeffrey Karoff

Best Made in Marianas (Winner) The Illness and the Odyssey by Berry Minott (Nom) Living Along the Fenceline by Lina Hoshino (Nom) Pizza Boy by Neil Romero and Justin Baldovino (Nom) Fiction by James Davis (Nom) In Your Head by Kevin Foster and Steven LeFever

Achievement in Acting (Winner) Jericho Rosales for Breakaway (Alagwa) (Nom) Jeong-min Hwang for She (Nom) Sacha Dhawan for Girl Shaped Love Drug (Nom) Yunee Kim for Fiction

Best of Festival A2-B-C by Ian Thomas Ash

Audience Choice Award Zori by Jack Niedenthal, Suzanne Chutaro


NARRATIVE FEATURE FILMS Breakaway (Alagwa) by Ian Lorenos Girl Shaped Love Drug by Simon Powell Jiseul by O Muel Manila Skies by Raymond Red

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILMS A2-B-C by Ian Thomas Ash Crocodile in Yangtze by Porter Erisman Flex is Kings by Deidre Schoo and Michael Beach Nichols The Illness and the Odyssesy by Berry Minott Living Along the Fenceline by Lina Hoshino E haku inoa (To Weave a Name) by Christen Hepuakoamana’a Marquez

NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS Adonis by David Dibble American Capitalism, A Self Portrait by Thibault Le Texier Baby Box by Jayaprakash P. Koroth Bachelorette by Anna Linke The Blank Page by Andrew Nelson Bumpy Night by Julie Kreuzer Fiction by James Davis Girly by Kira Bursky Hatch by Christoph Kuschnig Head in a Box by Joshua Kerr Heart by Stephanie Hough In Your Head by Kevin Foster and Steven LeFever Kore by Eric Dinkian Legend of Family by Toshiyuki Teruya Little Kyota Neon Hood by Satsuki Okawa Mo ikkai by Atsuko Hirayanagi Mother of the Groom by Tsukasa Kishimoto Pizza Boy by Neil Romero and Justin Baldovino The Ridicule by Mete Sozer She (Geunyeo) by Seong-hyeok Moon Synchronicity by Tony Ferrieri Through Moscow by Ruslan Lagutin Time Warp (Para poder parar o tempo) by Marcel Lee Zori by Jack Niedenthal, Suzanne Chutaro

DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILMS Brainerd by Josiah Bultema and Kyle Gilbertson Cavedigger by Jeffrey Karoff My Journey as Basketball Man by Timothy Wynn Straight with You by Daan Bolt

ANIMATION FEATURE FILMS From Up on Poppy Hill by Goro Miyazaki

ANIMATION SHORT FILMS Home by Jessica Harris Hsu ji Behind the Screen by Thomas Rio Humanexus by Ying-Fang Shen Look Box by Josiah Patrow

MUSIC VIDEOS Putin Lights Up the Fires-Pussy Riot by Erik Boccio

RAYMOND RED RETROSPECTIVE Manila Skies (Himpapawid) A Study for the Skies Anino (Shadows) Pusila (Shoot) Bangin (Cliff’s Edge) Untitled No 1


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1. Breakaway (2012)

TV-PG | 88 min | Drama

An impoverished single parent, Robert Lim (Jericho Rosales) spends his free time with his young son Brian (Bugoy Carino), turning his back just for a minute, he loses the little boy. ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Loreños | Stars: Jericho Rosales, Bugoy Cariño, Leo Martinez, Smokey Manaloto

Votes: 54

2. Girl Shaped Love Drug (2012)

75 min | Drama, Romance

A modern day love story, set in Manchester, about how coincidences bring two strangers together and take them on an eventful and beautiful life changing adventure, in just one day.

Director: Simon Powell | Stars: Liam Ainsworth, Dean Andrews, Rachel Austin, Hannah Cowsill

Votes: 15

3. Jiseul (2012)

108 min | Drama, History, War

In 1950's, a populace of a South Korean island rebels against police brutality. The protesters are labeled as communists and the army is dispatched. One small village will be hit especially hard that day. Based on historical events.

Director: Meul O | Stars: Min-chul Sung, Jung-won Yang, Young-soon Oh, Suk-bum Moon

Votes: 229

4. Manila Skies (2009)


Inspired by a true news account, this is the astounding story of a lone deranged hijacker who has struggled to survive in the chaos of modern Philippine society.

Director: Raymond Red | Stars: Raul Arellano, John Arcilla, Ronnie Lazaro, Soliman Cruz

Votes: 30

5. A2-B-C: Hôshanô to kodomotachi (2013)

71 min | Documentary, News

Eighteen months after the nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, children who were not evacuated are found to have thyroid cysts and low white blood cell counts. What will this mean for their future?

Director: Ian Thomas Ash

Votes: 6

6. Crocodile in the Yangtze (2012)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Biography

Crocodile in the Yangtze follows China's first Internet entrepreneur and former English teacher, Jack Ma, as he battles US giant eBay on the way to building China's first global Internet ... See full summary »

Director: Porter Erisman

Votes: 122

7. Flex Is Kings (2013)

80 min | Documentary

54 Metascore

"Flexing" is a dance style forged in far east Brooklyn, at the dead-end of a handful of subway lines. Flex dancers channel the grittiness and crime of East New York into choreographed ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Beach Nichols, Deidre Schoo | Stars: Dj Aaron, Anime, Kareem Baptiste, Raynold Jarell Blackman

Votes: 107 | Gross: $0.01M

8. The Illness and the Odyssey (2013)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

This film is an epic, medical mystery "whodunit", which tracks the decades long pursuit of scientists competing each other to find the cause of a mysterious neurological disease affecting ... See full summary »

Director: Berry Minnott | Star: Joy Carlin

Votes: 13

9. Living Along the Fenceline (2011)

68 min | Documentary, News

Living Along the Fenceline tells the stories of 7 remarkable women who live alongside U.S. military bases. They are teachers, organizers and healers, moved by love and respect for people ... See full summary »

Directors: Lina Hoshino, Gwyn Kirk

11. Adonis (2013)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

A young man hires a dating service that employs a cute dog as a chick magnet in order to get guys dates.

Director: David Dibble | Stars: James Snyder, Ernie Hudson, Velinda Godfrey, Jimmy the Dog

Votes: 11

12. American Capitalism, a Self-portrait (2013)

10 min | Short, History

Professor of history Clifton L. Ganus Jr., from Harding University, Arkansas, reveals in less than ten minutes the holy trinity of American capitalism.

Director: Thibault le Texier

13. Baby Box (2013)

15 min | Short, Drama

Story of an unfortunate mother and child

Director: Jayaprakash Koroth | Stars: Namrta Dhar, Padmaja Nagarur, Malati Sardeshpande, Aji Manoly

14. Bachelorette (2013)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

The last bachelorette Stefanie doesn't find a man, but instead a woman, whom she finds even more fascinating.

Director: Anna Linke | Stars: Anna Bardorf, Martin Bertram, Silke Kandzora, Selda Kaya

15. The Blank Page (2012)

13 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Colin is a quiet boy. His mother tries her best to get him to come out of his shell by exposing him to a plethora of art and music teachers. While he learns many lessons from these jaded ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Nelson | Stars: Gregor McElvogue, Logan Trotter

16. Bumpy Night (2012)

32 min | Short, Drama, Romance

When Jonas, an actor, encounters his ex-boyfriend Anton at a party, he struggles to keep his composure as he faces the pain of their separation. But for Jonas, a young man who can't ... See full summary »

Director: Julie Kreuzer | Stars: Benny Claessens, Julian Schmieder, Çigdem Teke, Andreas Tobias

18. Girly (2013)

9 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

Girly spends her last moments with her lover, Benny, with the hopes of him promising his love for her is forever.

Director: Kira Bursky | Stars: Matt Brouillard, Maiah Rop

19. Hatch (2012)

PG-13 | 19 min | Short, Drama

A newborn's destiny hangs in the balance, as grownups come to terms with what they cannot have.

Director: Christoph Kuschnig | Stars: Max Mayer, Vedran Kos, Tina Keserovic, Andreas Patton

Votes: 37

20. Head in a Box (2013)

5 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

How much damage can one photo do?

Director: Joshua M. Kerr | Stars: Kayleigh Abbot, Jimmy Carter, Brian Hindmarch

21. Heart (I) (2013)

24 min | Short, Drama

Brothers Jonas and Kevin Kierkowzki struggle to navigate their grief over the death of their younger brother.Their boyfriend, Benjamin Walters, provides stability for them both.

Director: Stephanie Hough | Stars: Cody Allen Erhart, Coltron James, Susan Nelle, Dave Williams

22. In Your Head (2013)

4 min | Short, Comedy

Based in Japan, Tasty English is an entertaining and educational YouTube channel with the goal of teaching idioms to students of English as a second language. We usually focus one idiom per... See full summary »

Directors: Kevin Foster, Steven LeFever | Stars: Kevin Foster, Steven LeFever

23. Kore (2012 Video)

8 min | Short, Music

A Japanese woman is looking for the forms of nature in an urban world.

Director: Eric Dinkian | Star: Karin Shibata

25. Little Kyota Neon Hood (2012)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A Japanese boy with neon protective hood finds comfort from daily life in a post disaster country - by befriending a foreigner who returns to the town he once fled.

Director: Satsuki Okawa | Stars: Andy Dow, Misa Shimizu, Kaede Tsuchiya

Votes: 393

26. Mo ikkai (2012)

14 min | Short, Drama

After fifteen years abroad, a son returns to his childhood home in Tokyo, where he finds his mother's lifeless body. Lost in a landscape of memories, he is approached by his mother, who he spends the day with one last time.

Director: Atsuko Hirayanagi | Stars: Haruna Fujita, Haruna Fujita, Koudai Fujita, Megumi Fujita

Votes: 14

27. Mother of the Groom (2011)

26 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

After running away from home, Eiichi goes back to his hometown in Okinawa for the first time in about a decade to announce his marriage. His mother and grandmother don't approve of his ... See full summary »

Director: Tsukasa Kishimoto | Stars: Akira Ohta, Moeko Fukuda, Yayoi Shiroma, Taeko Yoshida

28. Pizza Boy (2013)

25 min | Short, Comedy

Troy, a local pizza boy, is on the verge of losing everything unless he can deliver a pizza in under 30 minutes... on his longboard.

Directors: Justin Baldovino, Niel Romero | Stars: Jonathan Fernandez, Jonathan Guerrero, Troy Santos, Lakeisha Tenorio

29. The Ridicule (2013)

4 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

A chance encounter between a man and a woman in an unlikely setting.

Director: Mete Sozer | Stars: Maria Dinulescu, Diego Valdes

Votes: 8

30. She (2013)

17 min | Short, Drama, Family

A maid who works for a wealthy family becomes obsessed of her employer's life. She does something secretly when she is alone in the house.

Director: Seong-hyeok Moon | Stars: Jung-min Hwang, Hee-tae Jeong, Hwan-Wook Jeong, Soo-In Jeong

31. Synchronicity (III) (2013)

10 min | Short, Romance

Be your best self. Find your perfect love. Stay in complete control.

Director: Tony Ferrieri | Stars: Jackson Ezard, Rebecca Mezei, Vaughn Rae, Maria Volk

32. Through Moscow (2012)

7 min | Short, Comedy, Family

A young man comes to the business office for a very important meeting.

Director: Ruslan Lagutin | Stars: Artur Gross, Kseniya Karabonova, Maksim Ratiner

33. Para Poder Parar o Tempo (2012)

19 min | Short, Drama

Amelia, who lives in a bus station, is lost in alienation while Romaria, a candy shop owner, tries to wake her up to life.

Director: Marcelo Lee | Stars: Adilson Azevedo, Isadora Giuntini, Geraldo Rodrigues, Silvia Suzy

34. Zori (2013)

9 min | Short, Drama, Family

On an island a flip flop is a terrible thing to lose.

Directors: Suzanne Chutaro, Jack Niedenthal | Stars: Netha Gideon, Jamore Melson, Maxter Tarkwon

Votes: 9

35. Brainerd (2013)

16 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

A documentary about the World's Largest Ice Fishing Competition in Brainerd Minnesota.

Directors: Josiah Bultema, Kyle Gilbertson

36. Cavedigger (2013)

TV-G | 39 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

In this OSCAR® NOMINATED documentary short, artist Ra Paulette digs other-worldly, sculptural caves using nothing but hand tools. But, as patrons cut off his projects due to lack of funds ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Karoff | Stars: Ra Paulette, Pierre Delattre, Suzanne Eliel, David Heath

Votes: 284

37. My Journey as Basketball Man (2012)

15 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

A documentary about Rashaun Daniels's journey to becoming a street performer.

Director: Timothy Huynh

38. Straight with You (2013)

19 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

Straight With You is a documentary about eleven-year-old Melvin, who has a secret: he is not into girls. Although his family knows, he's afraid to tell his schoolmates, as he thinks they ... See full summary »

Director: Daan Bol

Votes: 51

39. From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Drama, Family

71 Metascore

A group of Yokohama teens look to save their school's clubhouse from the wrecking ball in preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

Director: Gorô Miyazaki | Stars: Sarah Bolger, Chris Noth, Anton Yelchin, Christina Hendricks

Votes: 28,946 | Gross: $1.00M

40. Home (VIII) (2013)

6 min | Animation, Short, Drama

Homelessness in a city constantly under construction.

Director: Jessica Harris

41. Hsu Ji (2012)

24 min | Animation, Short, Drama

Hsu Ji, 6 years old, always forget that when the police is at the school, her father can't pick her up. No more school, he said... Bored in the old house where she is locked, Hsu Ji looks ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Rio | Stars: Kadelina Fang, Longmon Wang, Elise Berthelier, Patrice Thibaud

Votes: 22

42. Humanexus (2013)

11 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

Add a Plot

Director: Ying-Fang Shen

Votes: 5

43. Look Box (2013)

TV-G | 3 min | Short, Fantasy

An architect breaks free of his bleak mood by thinking inside the box.

Director: Josiah Patrow | Stars: Bob Rumnock, Elia Saldana

45. Shadows (2000)

13 min | Short, Drama

In Manila, a solitary man from a far-away province lives in poverty. The only thing he has is a camera, and he stays at churches hoping people will hire him to take their photographs. ... See full summary »

Director: Raymond Red | Stars: Eddie Garcia, Ronnie Lazaro, John Arcilla, Ronnie Pulido

Votes: 75

48. Untitled n°1 (2012)

6 min | Short