12 Aug Firestarters X Cinemalaya 2020: Bakit Di Mo Sabihin by Real Florido
Real Florido clinched another spot in the highly-coveted Cinemalaya Full-length film competition for 2020 with the film entitled Bakit ‘Di Mo Sabihin (Tell Her). Not much has already been revealed about the film but as far as we know, is this is the 2nd full-feature of Real Florido. He also worked with Floriza Reyes, a first-time screenwriter for this project. This is anchored on the film company’s vision of giving voice to new storytellers.
According to sources, there are about 300 entries that were sent to vie for the 10 finalists spot for Cinemalaya 2020. Ten percent of which made to the semi-finals cut, an extra-ordinary record in the history of the festival. That is why Firestarters is very proud that out of the hundreds of entries and air-tight competition, Real Florido’s Bakit ‘Di Mo Sabihin is one of the 10 films that will be given the grant of 1 million Pesos and compete in the festival.
Real Florido is a homegrown filmmaker from Cinemalaya, he started as the Assistant Director of Rica Arevalo in ICU Bed #7, Cinemalaya 2004 winner of Best Director and with the late Eddie Garcia as Best Actor; his debut film 1ST KO SI 3RD was also one of the 10 finalists in the Cinemalaya X (2014), winner of Best Actor for Dante Rivero; and this year, he produced ISKA, winner of Best Actress, Best Sound and Best Screenplay in the recently concluded Cinemalaya 2019 together with RJ Agustin.
Stay tuned for more information about this upcoming Firestarters film project for 2020.