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)

Festival Update (8-3-21)

80 Festival Selections, 73 Awards/Nominations:

  1. Action on Film Megafest (Finalist)
  2. ARFF International // Barcelona (Selected)
  3. Austin International Art Festival (Best US Short Doc - Nominee)
  4. Baliwood Bali - World Independent Short Film Awards (WISFA) (Selected)
  5. Big Sur Film Festival Awards (Best Documentary)
  6. Black Panther International Short Film Festival (Selected)
  7. Blastoff Film Festival (Selected)
  8. The Burbank International Film Festival (Selected)
  9. Calcutta International Cult Film Festival (Outstanding Achievement Award/Documentary)
  10. Caorle Film Festival (Selected) (LIVE Screening TBA)
  11. Chicago Indie Film Awards (Selected)
  12. CKF International Film Festival (Best Short Film of the Month)
  13. Crown Wood International Film Festival (Best Documentary Short Film)
  14. Cult Critic Movie Awards (Award Winner: Documentary)
  15. Cult Movies International Film Festival (Selected)
  16. Depth of Field International Film Festival (Selected)
  17. Docs Without Borders Film Festival (Selected)
  18. Dubai Independent Film Festival (Finalist)
  19. Europe Independent Movie Festival (Selected)
  20. Filmhaus Berlin (Best Short Documentary - Nominee, Best Scriptwriting for Documentary - Nominee)
  21. Film Festival Senior Movie (Selected)
  22. Film Today (Best Short Documentary)
  23. Florence Film Awards (Selected)
  24. Gig Harbor Film Festival (LIVE SCREENING Friday, September 24, 2021, at 9:35AM, Saturday, September 25, 2021)
  25. Hodu International Film Festival (Best Documentary Short)
  26. Hollywood Blood Horror Festival (Best Documentary)
  27. Hollywood Dreams 4th-5th Annual International Film Festival (Runner-Up - Short Documentary)*
  28. Hollywood Gold Awards (Gold Award - Short Documentary)
  29. Hollywood Horrorfest (Finalist)
  30. Hollywood International Golden Age Festival (Finalist)
  31. Hong Kong Indie Film Festival (Semi-Finalist)
  32. Horror Bowl Movie Awards (Best Documentary)
  33. Iconic Images Film Festival (Selected)
  34. Impact DOCS Awards ((Award of Merit: Documentary Short
    Award of Merit: Research)
  35. Independent Shorts Awards (Honorable Mention: Best Editing, Best Documentary Short)
  36. Indie Short Fest (Best Documentary Short - Nomination, Best Producer- Nomination), Best Original Score - Nomination)
  37. IndieX Film Fest (Award Nominee)
  38. Karukrit International Film Festival (Special Mention)
  39. London Independent Film Awards (Best Short Documentary)
  40. London International Monthly Film Festival (Selected)
  41. London Shorts Film Festival  (Nominee)
  42. Lonely Wolf London International Film Festival (Best Short Documentary (Nominee) Best Voiceover Narration or Performance (Nominee) (Online FREE Screening though July 30 through Aug 8, 2021)
  43. Madrid Film Awards (Semi-Finaiist)
  44. Markham (Canada) International Film Festival (Selected)
  45. Medusa Film Festival (Best Short)
  46. Mindfield Film Festival - Albuquerque ((Best Documentary Short - Platinum, Best Editing - Platinum, Best Narrator - Platinum)
  47. Naples Film Awards (Best Short Documentary)
  48. New Age Cinemas & Scripts ((Best Documentary Short)
  49. New Creators Film Awards (Best Short Documentary)
  50. New York Lift-Off Film Festival (Selected) (Online Screening July 5-31, 2021)
  51. New York Tri-State International Film Festival (Best Documentary Short)
  52. New Wave Short Film Festival (Best Short Documentary)
  53. Oniros Film Awards  (Finalist)
  54. Only the Best International Film Festival (Selected)
  55. Onyko Films Awards (Finalist)
  56. Pacific Beach International Film Festival (Selected)
  57. Paris International Short Festival (Finalist)
  58. Rajasthan International Film Festival (Selected)
  59. Red Dragon Creative Awards (Best Docu Short of the Fest)
  60. Roma Short Film Festival  (Finalist)
  61. Rome Independent Prisma Awards (Semi-Finalist)
  62. Rome Movie Awards (Selected)
  63. Royal Wolf Film Awards (Best Documentary Short - Platinum, Best Director - Short Documentary, Best Narrator, Best Producer, Best Editing
  64. San Diego Movie Awards (Best Documentary Short - Honorable Mention)
  65. San Francisco Indie Short Festival (Nominee)
  66. Snohomish Film Festival (Best Picture Nominee) (ONLINE Screening, September 18,2021)
  67. Stockholm Short Festival (Selected)
  68. Swedish International Film Festival (Finalist)
  69. Sydney Indie Short Festival (Selected)
  70. Tokyo International Short Film Festival (Finalist) 
  71. Tokyo Lift-Off Film Festival (Selected)
  72. Uruvatti International Film Festival (Best Documentary Short, Special Jury Prize)
  73. Venice Shorts of California (Finalist)
  74. 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)
  75. Vonline Film Fest (Selected)
  76. The Most Important Films International Film Festival (Selected)
  77. West Sound Film Festival (Selected) (LIVE Screening, Sunday Aug 8, 2021, 12:00PM, Bremerton, WA!)
  78. White Unicorn International Film Festival (Award Winner: Documentary)
  79. WRPN Short, Tight and Loose International Film Festival (Excellence Award: Tight Shorts)
  80. X World Short Film Festival (Nominee: Best Documentary Short)

This film will be 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" available. 

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