© 2018 by Melina Tupa. 

The Search

The Search is a 24-minute film that explores Estela de Carlotto’s search for her long-lost grandchild thirty-seven years after her daughter was kidnapped and murdered during the Argentinean “Dirty War.”

Role: Director/Editor/DP
Release date: 2016 / Runtime: 24 min
Websitewww.thesearchdocumentary.com
Twitter@thesearchdoc

Awards & Recognition:

  • Student Academy Awards Finalist

  • Best Short Documentary - Amnesty International Film Festival - Au Cinéma pour les Droits Humains

  • Ruth Landfield Award - Fargo Film Festival

  • Best Student Documentary - Fargo Film Festival

  • Best Student Documentary at DOCUTAH Film Festival

  • SPJ NorCal - Excellence in Journalism - Student Special Project Award

  • Broadcast Education Association - Festival of Media Arts - Best Student Documentary

  • Berkeley Film Foundation Student Grant

  • Susan Rasky Award for Journalistic Excellence

  • Edwin Bayley Prize for Excellence in Government or Political Reporting

  • Denver Film Festival - Honorable mention


Official Festival Selection:

  • Sarasota Film Festival

  • Festival cinéma Amnesty International Au Cinéma pour les Droits Humains

  • 39th Denver Film Festival

  • 33rd Chicago Latino Film Festival

  • DOCUTAH International Film Festival (Best Student Documentary)

  • Fargo Film Festival

  • MIRA - Latin American Independent Filmfestival

  • Bogotá Short Film Festival

  • San Diego Latino Film Festival

  • Tulipanes Latino Art & Film Festival

  • San Francisco Latino Film Festival

  • Boston Latino Film Festival