FESTIVALS

July 25th, 2019 (announced)

NOMINATION FOR BEST DOC FEATURE - TWIN TIERS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

One of "50 film festivals worth the entry fee 2019" MOVIEMAKER MAGAZINE!

We know how hard the festival circuit can be. We are filmmakers ourselves. We want to invite you to our festival where we will strive to put the filmmakers and their films first. We will have strong networking events to ensure everyone gets an opportunity to discuss their work with other filmmakers. 

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Twin Tiers International Film Festival

August 2nd, 2019 (announced)

OFFICIAL SELECTION - CHAGRIN DOCUMENTARY FILM FESITVAL

One of "50 film festivals worth the entry fee 2019" MOVIEMAKER MAGAZINE!

CDFF is less competitive, submissions-wise, than many big doc festivals, and it’s the personal touch that sets this small town apart. Last year’s audience was 10,000-strong, and is unusually involved with the festival.  The fest holds daily “Meet the Filmmaker” events and publishes a “Who’s in Town” flier. 

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Chagrin Documentary Film Festival

June 26th, 2019 (announced)

OFFICIAL SELECTION - ROYAL STARR FILM FESTIVAL

The Royal Starr Film Festival (RSFF) is an international film festival centered in downtown Royal Oak Michigan at the state of the art Emagine Theater and planned by the non-profit, Royal Starr Arts Institute.

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Royal Starr Film Festival

June 24th, 2019 (announced)

OFFICIAL SELECTION - DOCUTAH INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

For ten years, DOCUTAH International Documentary Film Festival has provided attendees with a global experience, bringing quality films and filmmakers from all over the world. Attendees will see films which often are shown nowhere else and have the chance to mix and mingle with producers, directors and the subjects of their films. 

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DOCUTAH International Documentary Film Festival

May 7th, 2019 (announced)

OFFICIAL SELECTION - NORTHEAST MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL

We are heading to the the Blue Ridge mountains!  Return To Hardwick will screen on the second day of the week long festival.  A little about the festival: We welcome all the filmmakers, film fraternity and cinema lovers to enjoy and nourish the culture and tradition of embracing the Northeast Mountain Film Festival’s First Year. The whole concept of the Northeast Mountain Film Festival is to connect the modern film-makers to the roots of mother earth by celebrating the era of films in a historic countryside of the United States based in Georgia.

Northeast Mountain Film Festival

April 26, 2019

BEST DOCUMENTARY - INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS, LONDON

Big thanks to the folks at IFA London for selecting Return To Hardwick.

On April 26, 2019, filmmakers from across London will converge at an independent cinema near Brixton. Nestled between a car mechanic and a boxing gym, the IF Awards will host its inaugural festival in London. Your ticket gets you entry at 20:00 and a drink. The cinema will also host the after party.

Independent Film Awards, London

April 17, 2019

BEST DOCUMENTARY US - UNITED STATES FILM FESTIVAL

The United States Film Festival Awards was established in 2013 to honor national and international filmmakers and screenwriters of exemplary works. Judging is done by industry professionals, and categorical judging is carried out by professionals within that category. We are proud to announce that as of the year 2020, we will be offering live screenings to all finalists.

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March 28, 2019

BEST DOCUMENTARY - APHRODITE FILM AWARDS

The Aphrodite Film Awards recognize and celebrate the finest independent cinema the world has to offer while helping to advance the careers of promising filmmakers by providing a platform through which their talents can be recognized.  Return To Hardwick has automatically been entered into the "Best of the Year" competition.

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January 31, 2019

AWARD OF MERIT: SPECIAL MENTION - IMPACT DOCS AWARDS

The Global Film Awards Competitions have been honoring filmmakers for more than 13 years. Their reputation in the industry is strong, earning a “Top 25 Competitions worth the money” from MovieMaker Magazine.

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Recognition Letter

 

PRESS

August 14, 2019

TALK ON DOCS INTERVIEW

Director Michael Sellers was interviewed by the producers of the podcast "Talks on Docs".  Sturdy, Sean and HB hit Michael up for some indepth facts and figures on the making of Return To Hardwick.  They themselves are Iraq and Afghanistan veterans which made us even more proud that they took notice of the film. Take a listen or read the transcript!

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Transcript Here

July 8, 2019

ARGUNNERS MAGAZINE

Argunners is an independent online news source and history magazine featuring articles dedicated to World War 1 & World War 2 from both Axis & Allied side.  They interviewed director Michael Sellers about the making of the film.

SEE ARTICLE HERE

June 27, 2019

FLORIDA WEEKLY

A little love from the Florida Weekly before our screening in Punta Gorda, FL at the Military Heritage Museum Saturday, June 29th at 5:30 PM.  Kudos to them for getting the word out.

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June 16, 2019

WTOC 11 / SAVANNAH, GA

After our screening at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force Michael Cudlitz who narrates Return To Hardwick and Director Michael Sellers were profiled on the evening news.

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June 10, 2019

SAVANNAH NOW / SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS

For the build up to our screening at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force we got some great exposure from the Savannah Now publication.

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May 28, 2019

CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

(SELECTION COMMITTEE COMMENTS)

Comment #1

Return to Hardwick is a respectful look at a moment in history.   It focuses on the descendants of the 93rd who return to stand on the site of the former compound where their relatives were stationed.    The film is professionally edited and photographed.  Many of the interviews invoke honest emotions, but manage to avoid sentimentality.    The movie is a fitting tribute to the heroes of World War II who changed history for the good.

Comment #2

The film shows a remarkable assortment of historical photos and does a good job of blending them in with modern footage. Several sequences pair historical with modern photos, making the modern scene come alive for the viewer.  As Americans are acknowledging the importance of WW2 history even as we are losing our last living links to that conflict, it is easy for documentaries to become mawkish. This one does a good job of letting the sacrifices of the combatants and their families speak for themselves.

January 03, 2019

FUTURE RADIO

I had the pleasure of talking to David Eastaugh from Future Radio in England. David asks about our film Return To Hardwick and it's progress. Listen in for stories from the production and how to see it in 2019! Use the link below to listen or click the transcription link for a full texted script to read.  Director / Michael Sellers

Listen Here

Transcript Here