08/10/2018 Chilean TV Series “Una historia necesaria” is nominated for the 2018 International Emmys

The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced its nominations for the 2018 International Emmy just a few days ago. The awards, which have been presented since 1973 and spotlight the most relevant shows in the television industry, will include productions from Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa.

From a list of 44 selected productions, originating from 20 different countries and distributed amongst 11 different categories, Chile will participate with The Suspended Mourning, by director Hernán Caffiero, which will compete in the category of Best Short-Form Series.

The series consists of 16 five-minute short films that narrate true stories based on the cases that make up the Retting Report, a collection of judicial documents and information preceding from the library that belongs to the Association of Relatives of the Disappeared Detained and the testimonies of witnesses, relatives, and friends of detained people who haven’t been found to this day.

The production was made possible thanks to a grant from the National Television Council. It was produced by the Escuela de Cine de Chile and Tridi, and features notable performances by Chilean actors such as Alfredo Castro, Alejandro Goic, Catalina Saavedra, Luis Dubo, Sofía García, and Ariel Mateluna, amongst others.

The nomination for the Emmy International Awards isn’t the first time that The Suspended Mourning has been selected for an international awards competition; it’s first episode received an award for Best Short Film at the 14th edition of the Film and Human Rights Festival in Barcelona.

The Emmy International Awards ceremony will be held on November 19th in New York

Patners