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

Stop. Look. Listen. BY Christina Cannarella
Contest Name: Lost in Translation Submission Date :11-21-2017, Uploaded By : Christina Cannarella
Directed By :  Christina Cannarella, Filmmaker,,
Inspiration: So often, we think we know what people want and need especially those closest to us. We don’t take the time to STOP and breathe in order to LOOK and observe at what someone might be attempting to tell us. We let our frustrations and stress block our ability to effectively LISTEN to another person. Whether they are capable of speaking with words or not, it does not matter.


Nate Bower

Great job Christina. Captured that relationship perfectly.

Mario Corona

Powerful short, touching to the last, beautiful and subtle. Shortlisted.

Mario Corona

Check mine and let me know your thoughts.

sahra Bhimji

Great job Rachel and Christina. Captured the situation with such sensitivity and care.

Ryan Wolfe

Good job portraying such a tough situation and showing love will prevail

Matthew Kalish

Wonderful and powerful short about an important subject matter. Great job. Shortlisted.

Deepak Nayar
{Jury Member}

It was very moving and visceral. When it ended, I wondered why the boy didn’t use the voice box sooner to say that he needed to go to the bathroom.

Christina Cannarella

Thank you Don Murphy for your comment. I appreciate it. With gratitude, Christina

Don Murphy
{Jury Member}

Had to watch twice. When I did I got it. Solid
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