Three days is not enough time to showcase all the wonderful international films that promoted the classical arts from the previous year. Selecting this year’s line up of films was a difficult task for the committee, but it was also very rewarding. The Jarvis Conservatory and The Classical Arts Film Festival are honored to have been able to exhibit the selected fourteen unique films during the 2018 event. All participating filmmakers received an official selection certificate. Each film highlighted different aspects of a life dedicated to this profession and all are cinematic treasures. Of these fourteen outstanding films, this year the festival selected six films with a recognition of excellence. The winning category filmmakers each will receive a Jarvis Award Plaque to honor their accomplishment.
Directed by Anaëlle Morf and Alexandre Rufin
Produced by Anaëlle Morf
What if the classic novel, “Moby Dick” were a reality show? This basic pitch doesn’t even begin to describe the beautifully crafted mockumentary film by Anaëlle Morf and Alexandre Rufin. These filmmakers will keep this genre alive and thriving for years to come.
Directed by Robert Barbarino
Produced by Soumyaa K. Behrens
A perfect portal into the lives of a travelling quartet. An honest “slice of life” representing so many globe-trotting groups of musicians.
Directed by Adam Grannick
Produced by Adriana Spencer
A whirlwind of emotion packed into this well crafted image-driven narrative. One piece of music tells so many stories yet they all synthesize to one story. A wonderful journey.
A HAND OF BRIDGE
Directed by David Miller and Frank Borin
Produced by Brien Justiniano and David Miller
A HAND OF BRIDGE is a beautifully done celebration of the Classical Arts on film. Opera can and will continue to grow in the digital age as long as creative minds like David Miller and Frank Borin continue to thrive.
Directed by Pamela Roberts and Peter Miller
Produced by Kiki Wilson, David Druckenmiller Pamela Roberts and Peter Miller
ROBERT SHAW - MAN OF MANY VOICES not only celebrates the life of conductor Robert Shaw but it demonstrates why he is an American icon.
Directed by Adam Cushman
Written by C.V. Herst
Produced by David J. Phillips
An insight to the world of postwar studio composers. THE MAESTRO puts on display all the insecurities, doubts, fears and head games an artist must overcome. It is a film that encourages young artists to chase their dreams. No one else can tell you when you're done.
2018 Classical Arts Film Festival
ADDICTION - Directed by Caroline Harrison
BEAUTIFULLY SCARY - Directed by Russ Wiltse
CON MOTO: THE ALEXANDER STRING QUARTET - Directed by Robert Barbarino
ESPRESSIVO: A LOVE SONG TO COFFEE - Directed by Deb Ethier
FALL REPEAT - Directed by Elise Sievert Bhushan
A HAND OF BRIDGE - Directed by David Miller and Frank Borin
LA FOLÍA - Directed by Adam Grannick
NOTES ON A VIOLIN - Directed by Taly Oehler
ROBERT SHAW: MAN OF MANY VOICES - Directed by Pamela Roberts and Peter Miller
THE BEAST UNDERNEATH - Directed by Anaëlle Morf and Alexandre Rufin
THE HERMITAGE THEATRE: A GOLDEN AGE - Directed by Manas Sirakanyan
THE MAESTRO - Directed by Adam Cushman
THE SECRET WOMAN - Directed by Melinda Darlington-Bach
THE WAY TO ANDINA - Directed by Arlen Parsa
The festival ran February 8th - 10th at the Jarvis Conservatory in downtown Napa.