One Minute for Conductors

( Italy, Spain / 2013 )
A exclusive look into a week-long, nerve-wrecking competition in which 130 young people from all over the world compete to be crowned as the best international conductor.
Following the preparations of five of the finalist, exploring how their love of music and the complex art of conducting are put the test during the gruelling competition. The sharp-eyed jury spots every gesture, every attack of nerves. Interviews are intercut with footage of the competition. How can this calm and beautiful music be produced by such a tense and brutal competitive process?
Formats: Digital Copy, DVD
Running Time: 80 min.
Theme: Arts and Culture, Creative, Music, Youth
Language(s): English, German, Italian, Japanese
Subtitles: English
Director(s): Angel Esteban see all »
Producer(s): Elena Goatelli
Cinematographer: Angel Esteban, Alvaro see all »
Editor(s): Antonio Frutos, Angel see all »
One Minute for Conductors


  • One minute for Conductors has rhythm, form and content. A great documentary which is highly recommended, even to those for whom classical music does not appeal.

awards & accolades

  • Dock of the Bay - Best Music Documentary Film Award
  • Cebu International Documentary Film Festival - Best Feature Length Documentary

Festival participation

  • IDFA 2013
  • Dock of the Bay 2014
  • Dokumenta Madrid 2014
  • 10th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival 2014
  • Cebu International Documentary Film Festival 2014
  • Cinespaña 2014

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Production Company: Kottom Films
Distribution Company: SND Films

One Minute for Conductors

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