NEWS BRIEF: Cannes and More Awards for Local Film

Winning prestigious awards this year at international, national and local film festivals, the documentary short film “Empire on Main Street” follows the story of restauranteur Crista Luedtke.

Filmmaker and director Jessica Congdon traces Luedtke’s journey through an ambitious transformation of downtown Guerneville, and the risks, losses, and victories Luedtke encountered along the way. Read more about the film and the filmmaker at the film’s website, Empire on Mainstreet, or click on the image above. 

SELECTED AWARDS:

WINNER: BEST DOCUMENTARY
Emerging Filmmaker LGBTQ Showcase, American Pavilion at Cannes Film Festival 2018, Cannes, France

WINNER: JURY AWARD & AUDIENCE AWARD
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Sonoma International Film Festival 2018, Sonoma, CA

WINNER: BEST DOCUMENTARY
Blackbird Film Festival 2018, Cortland, NY

Check out the North Bay Bohemian’s quick take on the film under the headline Best Non-Glamorous Portrayal of the Restaurant Industry.