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2018 Classical Arts Film Festival

Official Awards Announcement

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.


Here are the winners of the 3rd Annual Classical Arts Film Festival:


  • Jarvis Award for AUDIENCE CHOICE:
    THE BEAST UNDERNEATH  

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.



  • Jarvis Award for BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM:
    CON MOTO: THE ALEXANDER STRING QUARTET     

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.



  • Jarvis Award for BEST SCRIPT:
    LA FOLÍA

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.



  • Jarvis Award for BEST SHORT FILM:

        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.  


  • Jarvis Award for BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM:
    ROBERT SHAW - MAN OF MANY VOICES

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.




  • Jarvis Award for BEST OF FESTIVAL:
    THE MAESTRO

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.



The Official Selection

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.

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