It Gets in Your Blood 

(Richard Lyford Documentary Film by Ed Hartman) 

 It Gets in Your Blood" is a documentary film that explores the life of Richard Lyford, a filmmaker who made 9 films and wrote 58 stage/screenplays before he was 20-years-old.  He went on to work for Disney, and direct an Academy Award-winning documentary. 


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Trailer, Information, Pics, etc.: FilmFreeway  


"Hartman owns Lyford's film estate and brings forth his groundbreaking cinema to modern audiences with utmost care and sophistication... Provocative, captivating, and irresistible."    
Adrian Perez (Lonely Wolf: London International Film Festival)

History in the Making! 


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Thanks very much to the Silicon Beach Film Festival for screening “It Gets In Your Blood” at the TCL Chinese Theatre.  I had a wonderful time attending and having my film play at this extraordinary location!  Presenting Richard Lyford’s work and life alongside all of the history, indeed was very special.  Seeing Pickford, Bogart, Gable, and DeMille’s handprints out front put the film in tremendous perspective.

"It Gets in Your Blood" Festival Update (10-9-22)

128 Festival Selections, 113 Awards/Nominations:

  1. 52 Weeks Film Festival (Best US Documentary)
  2. Aasha International Film Festival (Award Winner - Best Documentary Short Film)
  3. Action on Film Megafest (Finalist)
  4. Australia Film Festival (Honorable Mention)
  5. American Filmatic Arts Awards (Best Historical Short Documentary)
  6. ARFF International // Barcelona (Honorable Mention - Globe Award)
  7. Austin International Art Festival (Best US Short Doc - Nominee)
  8. Baliwood Bali - World Independent Short Film Awards (WISFA) (Finalist)
  9. Beach Cities Inspirational Film Festival (Finalist)
  10. Beyond Earth Film Festival (Selected)
  11. Big Sur Film Festival Awards (Best Documentary)
  12. Black Panther International Short Film Festival (Nominee)
  13. Blastoff Film Festival (Semi-Finalist)
  14. Blowup International Arthouse Film Fest (Selected)
  15. The Burbank International Film Festival (Selected)
  16. Calcutta International Cult Film Festival (Outstanding Achievement Award/Documentary)
  17. Canada Shorts Film Festival (Award of Distinction)
  18. Caorle Film Festival (Selected) (LIVE Screening TBA)
  19. Chambal Film Festival (Best Documentary Film - Short)
  20. Chicago Indie Film Awards (Selected)
  21. China Film Festival (Selected)
  22. CKF International Film Festival (Best Short Film of the Month)
  23. Crown Wood International Film Festival (Best Documentary Short Film)
  24. Cult Critic Movie Awards (Award Winner: Documentary, Nominee Jean Luc Godard Awards)
  25. Cult Movies International Film Festival (Selected)
  26. Depth of Field International Film Festival (Exceptional Merit - Documentary, Excellence - Editing)
  27. Discovery Int Fest of Film & Story  (Selected)
  28. Docs Without Borders Film Festival (Exceptional Merit)
  29. Dubai Independent Film Festival (Finalist)
  30. East Europe International Film Festival (Best Short Documentary)
  31. Europe Independent Movie Festival (Selected)
  32. Fantasy Film Festival (Nominee)
  33. Festival Angaelica (Selected)
  34. Filmhaus Berlin (Best Short Documentary - Nominee, Best Scriptwriting for Documentary - Nominee)
  35. Film Festival Senior Movie (Selected)
  36. Film Today (Best Short Documentary)
  37. Florence Film Awards (Selected)
  38. Friday Harbor Film Festival (Selected)
  39. Gig Harbor Film Festival (Selected)
  40. Global Film Festival Awards (Best Documentary Short Film) (Award Video)
  41. Golden Bridge İstanbul Short Film Festival  (Selected)
  42. HeroesLive FIlm Festival  (Selected)
  43. Hibulb Cultural Film Festival (Documentary (Runner Up), Documentary Short (Runner Up), Best Song (Runner Up), Directing (Runner Up)
  44. Hodu International Film Festival (Best Documentary Short)
  45. Hollywood Blood Horror Festival (Best Documentary)
  46. Hollywood Dreams 4th-5th Annual International Film Festival (Runner-Up - Short Documentary)*
  47. Hollywood First-Time Filmmaker Showcase (Selected)
  48. Hollywood Gold Awards (Gold Award - Short Documentary)
  49. Hollywood Horrorfest (Finalist)
  50. Hollywood International Golden Age Festival (Finalist)
  51. Hong Kong Indie Film Festival (Semi-Finalist)
  52. Horror Bowl Movie Awards (Best Documentary)
  53. Horrors4You Film Festival (Selected)
  54. Iconic Images Film Festival (Selected)
  55. Impact DOCS Awards ((Award of Merit: Documentary Short
    Award of Merit: Research)
  56. Independent Shorts Awards (Honorable Mention: Best Editing, Best Documentary Short)
  57. India Film Festival (Honorable Mention)
  58. Indian International Short Film Festival Cinemascope Awards (Honorable Mention)
  59. Indie Short Fest (Best Documentary Short - Nomination, Best Producer- Nomination), Best Original Score - Nomination)
  60. IndieX Film Fest (Award Nominee)
  61. Karukrit International Film Festival (Special Mention)
  62. Kurdistan International Independent Film Festival (Selected)
  63. Las Vegas International Film & Screenwriting Festival (Selected)
  64. London Independent Film Awards (Best Short Documentary)
  65. London International Monthly Film Festival (Special Mention)
  66. London Lift-Off Film Festival (Selected)
  67. London Shorts Film Festival  (Nominee)
  68. Lonely Wolf London International Film Festival (Best Short Documentary (Nominee) Best Voiceover Narration or Performance (Nominee)
  69. Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards (Best Short Documentary)
  70. Madrid Film Awards (Semi-Finalist)
  71. Markham (Canada) International Film Festival (Selected)
  72. Medusa Film Festival (Best Short)
  73. Melbourne Lift-Off Film Festival (Selected)
  74. Mile Hight International Film Festival (Best U.S. Documentary Short Award)
  75. Mindfield Film Festival - Albuquerque (Best Documentary Short - Platinum, Best Editing - Platinum, Best Narrator - Platinum)
  76. Mindfield Film Festival - Los Angeles (Best Short Documentary - Bronze, Best Editing - Platinum)
  77. Naples Film Awards (Best Short Documentary)
  78. New Age Cinemas & Scripts ((Best Documentary Short)
  79. New Creators Film Awards (Best Short Documentary)
  80. New York Lift-Off Film Festival (Selected)
  81. New York Tri-State International Film Festival (Best Documentary Short)
  82. New Wave Short Film Festival (Best Short Documentary)
  83. North London Documentary Festival (Selected)
  84. Oniros Film Awards  (Finalist)
  85. Only the Best International Film Festival (Selected)
  86. Onyko Films Awards (Finalist)
  87. Open Window International Film Challenge (Selected)
  88. Pacific Beach International Film Festival (Selected)
  89. Paris International Short Festival (Finalist)
  90. Rajasthan International Film Festival (Special Jury Award for Best International Documentary Film)
  91. Red Dragon Creative Awards (Best Docu Short of the Fest)
  92. Reel East Texas Film Festival (Best Documentary Short-Nominee, Best Director Short-Nominee) 
  93. Rocky Mountain International Film Festival  (Semi-Finalist)
  94. Roma Short Film Festival  (Finalist)
  95. Rome Independent Prisma Awards (Semi-Finalist)
  96. Rome Movie Awards (Selected)
  97. Royal Wolf Film Awards (Best Documentary Short - Platinum, Best Director - Short Documentary, Best Narrator, Best Producer, Best Editing
  98. San Diego Movie Awards (Best Documentary Short - Honorable Mention)
  99. San Francisco Indie Short Festival (Nominee)
  100. St. Andrews Film Festival (Selected)
  101. Shockfest  (Selected)s
  102. Seattle Film Summit (Semi-Finalist)
  103. Serbest International Film Festival (Selected)

  104. Snohomish Film Festival (Best Picture - Nominee, Best Documentary -Nominee)
  105. Silicon Beach Film Festival (Selected)
  106. South America Awards (Best Editing Documentary)
  107. Stockholm Short Festival (Selected)
  108. Swedish International Film Festival (Finalist)
  109. Sydney Indie Short Festival (Selected)
  110. Sydney Lift-Off Film Festival (Selected)
  111. Tokyo International Short Film Festival (Finalist) 
  112. Tokyo Lift-Off Film Festival (Selected)
  113. UK Film Review Festival (Selected) 
  114. United States Film Festival (Best U.S. Short)
  115. Uruvatti International Film Festival (Best Documentary Short, Special Jury Prize)
  116. Vancouver Independent Film Festival (Semi-Finalist)
  117. Vegas Cinefest (Semi-Finalist)
  118. Venice Shorts of California (Finalist)
  119. Virgin Spring Cinefest (Documentary Films - Silver Award, Best Director - Gold Award, Best Editing - Silver Award, Best Producer - Outstanding Achievement Award, Best Music Score - Silver Award)
  120. Vonline Film Fest (Selected)
  121. The Most Important Films International Film Festival (Selected)
  122. Thinking Hat Fiction Challenge (Selected)
  123. West Sound Film Festival (Selected)
  124. White Unicorn International Film Festival (Award Winner: Documentary)
  125. WRPN Short, Tight and Loose International Film Festival (Excellence Award: Tight Shorts)
  126. X World Short Film Festival (Nominee: Best Documentary Short)
  127. Yellowstone International Film Festival (Selected) (ONLINE 9-30-22 to 10-10-22)
  128. Zed Fest Film Festival (Semi-Finalist)

Available on a DVD/BlueRay along with "As the Earth Turns" (Award-winning film produced by 8th Sense Productions, Directed by Richard Lyford) in 2021.

Special LIVE or ONLINE SCREENINGS of "As the Earth Turns" & "It Gets in Your Blood" are available. 

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