Announcing the Winner of Sony’s Searching for Kando Video Contest

November 6, 2018

Searching for Kando is finding new ways to inspire the heart. Sony asked the Audience Awards community to show how they show their inspiration and passion for the world around them.

This year Sony Electronics hosted the Searching for Kando Video Contest in hopes of finding the right person to show inspiration and spirit in 2 minutes or less. Sony’s mission is to inspire, fulfill curiosity, build ones passion for technology, pursuit innovation, excite the consumer and find new ways to show culture and experiences to everyday people.

The winner of the Searching for Kando Video Contest was Translucent by Kane Borchert. The story of two brothers connected by water over a greater distance then can be measured.

Watch his short here.


Kane Borchert is a 17-year-old who has “a background in photography, which helped me to develop my skills and focus more on cinematography”. He’s one of the newer cinematographers on Audience Awards who says he “heard about the Audience Awards platform about a year ago from other filmmakers, and  decided I would give it a try and submit a film.” Kane wins a Sony a7S II Mirrorless Camera & FE 24-70mm F/4.0 lens. A great camera to make his next video!


Kane notes, “Winning this contest feels like a big step in my career. I have wanted to do more professional paid work such as music videos and commercials, but felt like my gear was holding me back a bit. Now by winning this contest and acquiring an amazing camera (with 4K capability), I can accomplish much more. Audience awards will definitely be my go-to contest platform since there are amazing opportunities to win prizes and get exposure.”

Here at Audience Awards we appreciate all the hard work our filmmakers put into their passion. Kane says that when “I was finished shooting and was able to look at all of the footage, I realized that it was worth all of the hard work to create an entertaining, meaningful and emotional story the audience can respond to.”


ABOUT AUDIENCE AWARDS: Audience Awards provides filmmakers with the opportunity to change the world through stories, win prizes and build an audience. Films are judged by industry professionals and the global audience. We are committed to providing a stage for diverse, emerging talent and their work. Our platform is dedicated to celebrating the power of storytelling and building an audience. Created by filmmakers, for filmmakers, Audience Awards offers an invaluable platform for exposure. Our filmmakers don’t just gain exposure – like press and social media engagement – but also opportunities to accelerate their careers. Learn More: For more filmmaking opportunities visit For more industry film news relevant to you, visit


Audience Awards offers brands the ability to crowdsource high-quality authentic video content from filmmakers from around the world. Learn more about how to run a video contest.


Article written by Danika Firth


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