The 4th Annual Classical Arts Film Festival
The Jarvis Conservatory and The Classical Arts Film Festival are honored to have been able to exhibit the selected twelve unique films during the 2019 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 twelve outstanding films, this year the festival selected five 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 4th Annual Classical Arts Film Festival:
Jarvis Award for AUDIENCE CHOICE:
Written and Directed by Lisa Le Lievre
Produced by Lisa Le Lievre, Katy Tiemann, Anna Laclergue,
William Spafford, Daniel Emanuel
Sirens Tango entices the audience with a poetic grandeur through dance. Temptation and courtship are celebrated in this beautifully executed game of chance narrative.
Jarvis Award for BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM:
ANDRE VAN DAMME & THE STORY OF THE CHARLESTON BALLET
Directed by Deborah Novak
Edited by Carol DelGrosso
Lighting by Michael DelGrosso
Associate Producer - Mary Anna Ball
Produced by Witek & Novak, Inc.
Andre Van Damme & The Story of the Charleston Ballet is an engaging testament to legacy and the determination of a community to keep it alive.
Jarvis Award for BEST SCRIPT:
Directed and Produced by Todd Felderstein
Written by Jeffrey Fischer-Smith, Julie Nichols, Todd Felderstein
Starring: Dale Raoul & Ray Thompson
A whirlwind of emotion packed into this well crafted narrative. Reservations masterfully illustrates one of life’s hardest challenges and does so with a beautifully scripted pun.
Jarvis Award for BEST SHORT FILM:
Directed by Andrew Coll
Produced by Mohammad Mallahi, Andrew Coll
Duet is a beautifully conceived celebration of the Classical Arts on film. Not just your standard man versus himself theme as the protagonist conquers his stage fright, but also a wonderful reminder that we all walk through the same shoes.
Jarvis Award for BEST OF FESTIVAL:
WHEN I DANCE
Directed and Produced by Signe Roderik
Signe Roderik carefully illustrates the dedication to a life in the classical arts by crafting an innocent narrative structured through the eyes of young performers. This clever manipulation allows the audience to let down their guard and dream. Every child that enters the dance profession should see this film.
The Complete list of the 2019 Classical Arts Film Festival Official Selection are listed below (In alphabetical order).
ANDRE VAN DAMME & THE STORY OF THE CHARLESTON BALLET - Directed by Deborah Novak
ARIA - Directed by Deb Ethier
BOURNONVILLE TODAY - Directed by Signe Roderik
COFFEE NOTES - Directed by Peter Jacobs
COFFEE: AN OPERA - Directed by Edward Loupe
DUET - Directed by Andrew Coll
I’M A CREATIVE ANIMAL: SINGER AND CONDUCTOR BARBARA HANNIGAN - Directed by Barbara Seiler
GUY FERRER: FROM MATTER TO SPIRIT - Directed by Christophe Soupirot and Régine de Lapize
THE GARDENER - Directed by Kathy Kasic
RESERVATIONS - Directed by Todd Felderstein
SIRENS TANGO - Directed by Lisa Le Lievre
WHEN I DANCE - Directed by Signe Roderik
The festival ran February 8th and 9th 2019 at the Jarvis Conservatory.
The Jarvis Conservatory continues its mission to promote the classical arts to the people of Napa California and the San Francisco Bay Area. The fourth annual celebration of International Classical Arts in film will be February 8th - 9th, 2019.
This is a niche festival. The focus is specific but the themes that support it are endless. The struggles are vast and on an international scale we see the heartache from cultural, economic, psychological, spiritual and religious oppression that festival patrons would not have even known existed had they not have entered the theater. There are sacrifices made for every celebration in life but a life dedicated to the classical arts is a long road. This festival is a reflection of that journey.