Lost in translation Competition


Congratulations to the winners of LOST IN TRANSLATION, Filmaka's second competition of the new season!

1st Place Winner: Matthew Kalish for "Speechless Nights"
2nd Place Winner: Miles Crossman for "Old World New"
3rd Place Winner: Christina Cannarella for "Stop. Look. Listen" and Nate Bower for "Tradduction"

The three winners receive cash prizes and are eligible to participate in Filmaka's Final Competition to win a chance to make a fully-financed feature film.
" I was really excited by the quality of filmmaking with all the finalists. Each one was unique, thought-provoking and very professional. Because of the diversity of themes and talents picking a winner was very difficult. Congratulations to each and everyone. I hope you go forth in the world of cinema and conquer it."
-Don Murphy

Tradduction BY Nate Bower
Contest Name: Lost in Translation Submission Date :11-20-2017, Uploaded By : Nate Bower
Directed By :  Nate Bower, Filmmaker,,
Inspiration: Gordon and I sat down and talked about what being lost in translation would be like if translation used the verb form 'change or conversion to another form'. Tradducction (Spanish for translation) is special for me as a father, whose daughter and friends, are growing up in a different world than I did in relation to gender and identity. It was a fantastic experience to film, with a great crew (minus 20 Celsius for the exterior shoot and not one complaint), and actors that nailed their performances on every single take. I truly hope you enjoy this film - Nate. (Also, I know I put in that the film is 3:60 when it's actually 4:59, but there isn't a way to put in 4 minutes...)


Miles Crossman

Great Performances and creamy shots!

Andrew Parnell

Great composition and camera movement!

sahra Bhimji

Looked incredibly professional (and cold!).

Ryan Wolfe

To me this was a story handled with care on all fronts. Great planning and execution.

Matthew Kalish

Very professional looking and wonderful performances! Nice job. Shortlisted.

Darren Lindquist


Deepak Nayar
{Jury Member}

Extremely well shot, very topical and well-handled. The director captured some very strong performances.

Don Murphy
{Jury Member}

Deep work
Speechless Nights-Matthew Speechless Nights
Directed By Matthew

First Place $2500
Old World New-Miles Old World New
Directed By Miles

Second Place $1500
Stop. Look. Listen.-Christina Stop. Look. Listen.
Directed By Christina

Third Place $750
Tradduction-Nate Tradduction
Directed By Nate

Third Place $750