Winner 2011 BEST AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY – Rome International Film Festival
Winner 2011 FOCUS AWARD – Montana CINE International Film Festival
Winner 2011 BEST OF CATEGORY – Montana CINE International Film Festival
Winner 2011 BEST DOCUMENTARY Short – Asheville Cinema Festival
Winner 2011 AUDIENCE CHOICE – Atlanta DocuFest
Winner 2012 DOCUMENTARY Runner Up – Macon Film Festival
Winner 2012 BEST FEATURE – Colorado Environmental Film Festival
Winner 2013 EARTH AWARD – Cinema Verde Environmental Film Festival Festival
Official Selection – 2011 Slow Motion Food Film Fest Nova Scotia
Official Selection – 2011 Savannah Film Festival
Official Selection – 2012 Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Official Selection/Jury Nomination – 2012 Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival – New Zealand
Official Selection – 2013 Life Sciences Film Festival – PRAGUE
Official Selection – 2013 Crossroads Doc Film Festival – Graz AUSTRIA
Official Selection – 2014 Ecoramicas Film Festival – Guimaraes PORTUGAL
GROW! Filmmakers Awarded
The filmmakers Christine Anthony and Owen Masterson are the recipients of the Georgia Organics “Barbara Petit Pollinator Of The Year Award” 2012 for GROW! The award honors an individual or organization for outstanding community leadership in pollinating Georgia’s sustainable farming and food movement.
Take Part– Not all who wander are lost; this is an interested, passionate, educated and very creative group of individuals.
The Foodie Bugle– GROW! persuasively shows the reconnection between humans and the land- highlighting the affinity that exists between people and places, and the importance of knowing and understanding where food and produce comes from.
Educational Media Reviews– Recommended for discussions about the future of agriculture, organic foods, and environmental issues in general. Good production values. An all-around pleasant film to watch.
Ledger-Enquirer– Farming wasn’t a childhood dream for Jenny and Chris Jackson.
L’Uomo Vogue– I contadini sono le nuove rockstar.
Connect Savannah– If sun-kissed cuties in overalls driving tractors through sun-dappled fields sounds like your kind of fantasy, this one’s for you.
Missoula Independent– “The obvious risk of a documentary featuring 20 insanely earnest and hard-working young farmers in Georgia is that it had better be really good…It does not disappoint.”
LuxeCrush– Are farmers the new rock stars? The thoughtful new film GROW! focuses on young Georgia farmers sustaining an endangered profession.
Civil Eats– GROW! is a story that does not seek to convince the moviegoer of any particular viewpoint, but instead offers the opportunity to understand a new generation of farmer…
Seedstock – “another goal of the film is to persuade people to think about the food that they eat, where it comes from and who is growing it.”
Atlanta Magazine Covered Dish – These young people are happy. Hard-working to be sure, but satisfied in their work, nourishing themselves and others, and the earth itself, with their unusual career choice to return to America’s agrarian roots–before corporations and chemicals took control of our food production.
Zomppa – Guest contributors: The Filmmakers speak about making GROW!
Full Dishclosure – The film itself is an activism, created by Anthony and Masterson just a few years after they moved to Georgia and discovered how difficult it was to find sources for buying locally grown food.