PARS MEDIA is a production company specializing in documentary and feature films on classical music, dance, and the fine arts, founded by Jan Schmidt-Garre. Films on art – film as art.
PARS MEDIA films have been shown at film and TV festivals in Berlin (berlinale), Biarritz, Vienna, Prague, Amsterdam, Riccione, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Ohio, Minnesota/St. Paul, Munich, Leipzig, Paris, Monte-Carlo, and Melbourne.
PARS MEDIA films have received awards at such festivals as Chicago (Silver medal), Prague ("Czech Crystal"), Paris, Ohio, Monte Carlo, Munich, Berlin (nomination for the German Film Prize) and Cannes (Midem Classique Award). International Classical Music Award.
PARS MEDIA’s films have been broadcast in over thirty countries. They have appeared on DVD, Blu-ray and online and many have had theatrical releases, making PARS MEDIA one of the world’s leading producers of art and music films.
Jan Schmidt-Garre studied directing with Rudolf Noelte, Jean-Pierre Ponnelle and David Esrig and at the feature film department of Munich Film Academy. He graduated with a master’s degree in philosophy from the Jesuit University of Philosophy in Munich. Jan is general manager of PARS MEDIA and directed most of its films. As an opera director he is working in Switzerland and Germany. Recently: Arabella at Leipzig Opera House.
On the set of "360° Figaro" in Halle (photo Olena Tokar):
On the set of "Breath of the Gods" in Mysore (photo Annette Kopp):