Why is the Oscar award winning documentary "The White helmets" hidden in search?

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Why is the Oscar award winning documentary "The white helmets" hidden from the search criteria that helps you as you type? Even when I type the entire films name it does not appear? The first film link to a different film. For an Oscar winning film I find this odd!

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John Aberon

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  • like imdb is hiding propaganda!

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Why is the Oscar award winning documentary
"The White helmets" hidden in search?
by John Aberon
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https://www.imdb.com/find?&q=The+white+helmets&s=tt

Displaying 5 results for "The white helmets"

Titles
  The White Helmets (2016) (Short) 
  The White Helmets (in development) 
  The White Helmets (2017) (Short) 
  The White Helmets/The Pope's Choir/Denzel (2016) (TV Episode)
  The White Helmets/Passports for Sale/Chess Country (2017) (TV Episode)

The White Helmets  (2016) 
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6073176/awards
Awards  : Winner Oscar


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John Aberon

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Yes, I am aware of this.
How does an Oscar winning film not make the top search results like every other film?
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John: There is more than one film titled "The White Helmets". The one you are finding most readily is one that has not been filmed yet.

To find all the films titled "The White Helmets", rather than selecting the entry from the drop-down box, click the magnifying glass icon (I have added an arrow to the screenshot below to point it out).



That will take you to the page at https://www.imdb.com/find?q=the+white+helmets&s=all. The first film in that list will be The White Helmets (2016) (Short). That's the one you are looking for, the one that won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject.

The other film you have been finding is The White Helmets (????), which is a dramatized version of the same story but which is still in development.
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John Aberon

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Yes, I am aware of the option to click for more results.
How does an Oscar winning film not make the top search results? 
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The clue is in gromit82's reply ... it's a short. No shorts are included in the suggestion search, sorry.  It's both a technical limit and also a practical restriction because there are too many potential results. 
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Col: On the free site, as long as you are leaving shorts out of the suggestion search, you might as well leave out films in development, too. After all, films in development don't have significant information available on the consumer site.

Having films in development show up in the suggestion search would only be useful on IMDbPro.

Of course, this assumes that it is possible to make those films available to the suggestion search on the Pro site and not available on the free site.
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But I support John Aeron's consideration that it is odd that a film a development preempts one which has been completed (let alone, with an Oscar) in the instant drop down list.
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John Aberon

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The film is a lie and Propaganda! 
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Vincent Fournols

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And so what?
This is not the purpose of this forum.
No film whatsoever, and especially documentaries, are subjective views of some reality. As an audience member, your only duty is to exercise your critical judgement.
My 2 cents.

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