Mega International filmmakers, members of the diplomatic corps and the local indie community, gathered under one roof to celebrate the “Sinag Maynila 2017 Film Festival” at the Samsung Hall of SM Aura Premier.
A joint project of Solar Entertainment, Centerstage Productions and SM, the festival, palangga, marks its third year of providing independent filmmakers a new platform to showcase their stories.
“Sinag Maynila” featured films that reflect Filipino culture, while presenting social issues deserving of discussion among audiences here and abroad, dahlings. Films are showcased at SM North Edsa, SM Megamall and selected cinemas.
With its new tagline “Sine Lokal, Pang-Internasyonal,” the festival features finalists handpicked by Sinag Maynila CEO and founder Wilson Tieng and internationally acclaimed film director Brillante Ma. Mendoza.
“The upgraded mechanics for this season may have been a risky move, but we are very happy with the outcome,” says Tieng. “We are looking forward to the reception of these films here and, of course, internationally.”
Finalists for the full-length films included “Bhoy Intsik,” by Joel Lamangan; “Kristo,” by HF Yambao; “Beyond the Block,” by Ricardo Carranza; “Ladyfish,” by Jason Orfalas; and “Tu Pug Imatuy,” by Arbi Barbona.
During the festival, invitees had the truly rare opportunity to view two internationally acclaimed films. A co-production of TIFF and the Japan Foundation Asia Center was a triptych of compelling stories featuring Mendoza’s “Shiniuma,” Japanese director Isao Yukisada’s “Pigeon” and Sotho Kulikar’s “Beyond the Bridge.”
The closing film was Korean filmmaker Sang Woo Lee’s “Walking Street” (2016).
“Sinag Maynila” is a partnership between Solar Entertainment, Centerstage Productions, and SM. Event sponsors include Metrobank, SM Aura Premier, 2nd Avenue, CT (City Television) and Jack TV.
‘Never Stop Playing,’ says Magnum
Yummy Magnum recently launched its newest campaign, “#NeverStopPlaying,” which reminds us to take a well-
deserved break from being an adult and treat ourselves to something worth it.
Held at the chic Manila House, the event, hosted by Magnum ambassador Mond Gutierrez, introduced its latest flavor, Magnum Red Velvet, which boasts of red velvet ice cream in a rich white chocolate swirl coated in a cream cheese and white chocolate shell, as well as Magnum White Almond, now part of its classic white chocolate lineup.
Magnum also introduced its newest brand endorsers Martine Cajucom and Janine Gutierrez. A cool collaboration with Boom Sason, Aranaz and Sunnies Studios produced a capsule collection.
Amina Aranaz’s collection featured bags made of natural fiber. The Sunnies line had red and white eyewear, perfect for accentuating any outfit. Boom’s fashion collection was simple yet alluring, with hints of red as a sexy touch
From April 14 onwards (take note, dahlings), the public will get the chance to win exclusive pieces from one of the three #NeverStopPlaying collections.
Just flip to play on www.magnumfliptoplay.com, where you will be able to play as much as you want every day.
Win one of the 25 Sunnies his-and-hers #NeverStopPlaying kits, six of the unique Aranaz pieces, or six of the custom-fit pieces from Boom. Check it out, palanggas—you have nothing to lose!
Hair color transformations
Manille’s elite flocked to the biggest hair show of the season, L’Oreal Professionnel’s “Jeux De Coleurs,” the launch of its latest product innovation, SmartBond, a hair color additive that protects and restores hair.
Hair contouring was also introduced as the biggest trend in hair color this 2017. To celebrate, L’Oreal Professionnel’s hair color expert Matthew Collins flew in to treat the crowd to a fabulous live hair show, and to showcase how women can #FearNoDamage using SmartBond.
L’Oreal Professionnel also unveiled the ambassadors of hair contouring plus Smartbond. To represent the different faces of our gorgeous Filipinos, L’Oreal Professionnel tapped former Miss Universe runner-up Shamcey Supsup, millennial hyphenate Lauren Young, and supermodel-slash-blogger Jessica Yang.
The hair show also showcased the capsule collections of Esme Palanganas, Patty Ang and Stacy Rodriguez.
Among the attendees of the lavish event were stylist Carvey Samonte; Steffi Ziebert; Krisha Gaffud; Ian Galliguez; G3 San Diego; Freddie Webb; and bloggers Tessa Burton, Wanda Chen, Monika Truong and Mikki Galang. Plus SmartBond retails at P500 and is now available at L’Oreal Professionnel partnered salons.
Visit www.lorealprofessionnel.com, www.facebook.com /LOrealProfessionnel.PH.
New DBP chair
Congratulations to respected and highly esteemed former senator Alberto Romulo on his appointment as chair of the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP). Chair Romulo’s noteworthy feats in the public sector include serving as senate majority leader, credited for the passing of major banking, business and economic legislations.
He also authored/sponsored major laws that include The New Central Bank Act, The Social Security Law, The Philippine Veterans Bank Act and the Joint Legislative-Executive Development Council Law.
Finance Secretary Sonny Dominguez, Lovely Romulo and other mega individuals were among the invitees. Congratulations, sir, you certainly deserve it!