Emily Wins “Best Film” – International Doc Challenge

Director Emily Branham took home the top prize at the International Doc Challenge at HotDocs with her short film “Legend,” which she made from start to finish in just five days!

“‘Legend: A Film about Greg Garing'” is the best short documentary I’ve seen in three years of programming this festival.”

–Mike Phillips, Chicago International Movies and Music Festival

An extraordinary bluegrass musician confronts a lifelong secret.


  • GRAND JURY PRIZE WINNER – Best Film – International Doc Challenge 2010 (HotDocs)
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION – Sheffield Doc/Fest, IDFA, Nashville Film Festival, Big Sky Film Festival, Jecheon International Film Festival, Rooftop Films Summer Series, and more
  • BROADCAST – Documentary Channel & WNYE


“[A] powerful story of music-making and aging.”

–Bryce J. Renninger, Indiewire