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Sunday, October 20, 2013
AFTER a busy and hectic day of coverage, several members of the Davao media were treated to an hour of foot spa at Posh Nails Abreeza.
A franchise of the successful hands and foot spa chain, it was an awkward experience for the male members of the local media as the spa has that pinkish pastel girly-girl motif, an unfamiliar territory for those in the bruising regular media beat where you walk for countless hours and be exposed to harsh elements (my dear MassComm students, media is not a glamorous job).
But it took several minutes before they were able to imbibe the bliss of the Posh Nails ambiance. The sparty had generous servings of finger food from White House Fusion Cuisine resto and milk teas from Mad Hatter which like the Posh Nails Abreeza franchise is owned by businesswoman Cathy Binag who came up with the idea of treating the media to a half-day of pampering.
According to my attendant, Posh Nails also has its fair share of male customers who frequent the place to be pampered. It is better to go to the spa during weekdays as they would be full-packed during weekends.
Posh Nails is located at 3rd Floor Abreeza Mall Davao.
Mindanao Film Festival 2013
Having accepted the job of festival director of the Mindanao Film Festival (MFF) which is a reprisal of last year's duties, we are currently in the midst of intensive promotions in calling for entries in the 9th edition of the film festival.
Last year we got 36 entries, we hope we will get an equal number of short film and full-length film entries for 2013.
Last year we got quality entries from Zamboanga, we hope our filmmakers friends in that part of Mindanao were not affected by the siege and will still churn out quality entries.
Two Chabacano films from last year were featured -- Joseph Vincent Suarez's "El Sentimento del Maga Quieto" and Sheron Dayoc's "Mientras Su Dormida" (exhibition film in 2012 MFF).
I hope to see films from Caraga Region, Northern Mindanao, The Armm and the Soccsksargen area. Last year General Santos contributed a fair share of short films taken from the Guerrilla Filmmaking Festival held in the City of Tuna.
We welcome all genres of films such as comedy, drama, action or experimental as long as these films were completed anytime within October 2012 to October 2013 and has not been entered in the previous MFF.
Another category is the Guerrilla Filmmaking Competition which is an open-theme, open-genre film competition, where filmmakers race to make their own five to 15-minute films during a short timeframe which is strictly followed.
Those who would want to join the Guerrilla Filmmaking Competition can submit the following: completed entry form, synopsis of the five to 15 minute film and samples of previous video works.
A new category will be added for the festival with the inclusion of the Animation category which will include all types of animated works (one minute and up) this is in recognition of the growing creative sector in Mindanao particularly the growth of the animation sector.
If you have live action films and animated works you can submit your films by email Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or you by courier/mail thru Mindanao Film and Television Development Foundation, Inc. 59b Aala Bldg., F. Iñigo St., Davao City.
You can check out www.mindanaofilmfestival.com for details.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 21, 2013.