Guam Legislature gives recognition to DOCOMO PACIFIC Shorts
TAMUNING, GUAM: The Guam Legislature presented Certificates of Recognition to DOCOMO PACIFIC 2016 short-film directors, in honor of their commitment to feature and create awareness for social issues facing our island today, highlighting racism, bullying, suicide, and cancer survivorship.
Members of the 33rd Guam Legislature presented the awards to short-film directors: Sarah Filush, Tristan Gonzales, Marissa Ricalde, and DOCOMO PACIFIC Creative Manager and producer, Bobby Bonifacio, Jr., on Friday, December 02, at the Guam Legislature. Among the legislative members in attendance were: Sen. Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr., Sen. Benjamin J.F. Cruz, Sen. Tina Muna Barnes, and Sen. Frank B. Aguon, Jr.
The films were first released at an invitation-only screening for the 2016 Guam International Film Festival on November 16. Among the three featured DOCOMO PACIFIC Short films were, “Shoebox Memories,” dir. by Ricalde, “See You Later,” dir. By Gonzales, and People's Choice Award Winner for GIFF 2016, "Kids From Chuuk," dir. by Filush.
It’s very important that today we recognize you [the directors] and recognize the local talent that we have on Guam, and also recognize the producers, Bobby [Bonifacio Jr.] and DOCOMO PACIFIC, for being able to inspire them and helping them live out this dream.
This is the second year of DOCOMO PACIFIC Shorts, and we are happy at how enthusiastic the community has been towards the films we produced. We look forward to touching more lives and supporting new talent in the years to come.