New IMZ Member: Overtone Films

Overtone Films is a New York City-based production company with ten years’ experience producing internationally exhibited films and videos about classical music and the performing arts.

  • New IMZ Member: Overtone Films | Copyright: © Overtone Films

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    Secret Song © Overtone Films

  • New IMZ Member: Overtone Films | Copyright: © Overtone Films

    © Overtone Films

  • Secret Song | Copyright: © Overtone Films

    Secret Song © Overtone Films

Founded by producer + director Hilan Warshaw, the company has worked with many of today’s leading artists and is frequently commissioned by Carnegie Hall, New York City Opera, the Drama League and others to produce documentary content and performance captures.

One of Warshaw’s passions is bringing classical music to broader audiences by creating films about the often gripping biographical and historical stories behind the composition of great music. This approach is manifested in Overtone Films’ acclaimed documentary Wagner’s Jews (broadcast on Arte, WDR, Deutsche Welle, SVT, PBS-Thirteen, Israel’s Channel 8, and Medici TV among others, and distributed by EuroArts and First Run Features), which explored Richard Wagner’s anti-Semitism through the little-known stories of his complex relationships with his Jewish musical assistants. It is also reflected in the company’s new film, Secret Song, a docudrama with Renée Fleming about the love affairs of Alban Berg.

Educated as a violinist and orchestral conductor in addition to attending New York University’s film school, Warshaw brings his musical experience and multifaceted artistic interests to the directing, writing, and editing of these and other productions.



Beethoven Reloaded – Filming Completed

Accentus Music

In December, filming for Accentus Music’s Beethoven film will conclude and post-production will start after Christmas.

Call for Submission: Open City Documentary Festival

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The call for Open City Documentary Festival 2020 is now open and welcomes innovative, challenging non-fiction filmmaking at short, mid-length + feature-length, as well as short audio documentaries + cross platform projects.

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EuroArts Music International

Kirill Petrenko & Diana Damrau - New Year’s Eve Concert live from the Philharmonie Berlin.

Award for Betroffenheit at SFDFF

3 minutes West

Jeff Tudor's capture of Betroffenheit has been honoured with its third award at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival 2019.


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