Foto Ernesto y Virna 2012

Virna Molina y Ernesto Ardito

Virna Molina (1975) and Ernesto Ardito (1972) are argentine filmmakers. Their films obtained 37 international awards.

Ernesto studied Social Communication at the Buenos Aires University and Filmmaking at the Avellaneda School of Art and Film. In this school he met Virna Molina, who was also studying filmmaking. They fell in love and they had two daughters, Nikita and Isadora.

Their debut was in 2003 with Raymundo, about Raymundo Gleyzer, documentary filmmaker disappeared by the military dictatorship. The film won 18 international awards. This is the argentine documentary most awarded. In 2008 they launch Heart of the Factory about factory Zanon, self-managed by their workers. They were living a year into the factory. The film gets 9 international awards. Both films were supported by Jan Vrijman Fund (IDFA-Holland) and Fondation Altercine (Canada).

They teach in seminars about documentary film in different universities of the world. They works as jurors at film festivals and financing funds from Argentina and Chile.

They founded and directed two Documentary Argentine Associations: DOCA and RDI (Integral Filmmakers Documentary Film) to promote supportive public policies and diffusion of documentary filmmaking in Argentina.

In 2011 Ernesto made his third film Nazion, a documentary essay about the history of fascism in Argentina.
Between 2011 / 2015, they made Memoria Iluminada, a series for TV about the most important argentinean writers: Julio Cortázar, Jorge Luis Borges, Alejandra Pizarnik, Maria Elena Walsh and Paco Urondo. This work is very popular in their country.

In 2013 they premiered their new film, Moreno, about the life and mysterious death of the revolutionary politician, Mariano Moreno. This project won the award-INCAA Bicentennial. Also in the same year they premiered Alejandra, on the suicidal poet, Alejandra Pizarnik.

At the beginning of 2014, they premiered by Encuentro channel, the feature documentary The future is ours about the missing students of the National High Schoolof Buenos Aires.

2017 finds them with the premiere of the documentary Panic Attack, about the psychological impact of the culture of fear, and Symphony for Ana, their feature fiction opera prima, based on the novel by Gaby Meik. A real story of teen love reppressed by the military dictatorship.