After taking place twice in Brazil, theÂ International Uranium Film FestivalÂ came to Berlin in October 2012. The highlight of the festival was the screening of four movies about the nuclear disaster of GoiÃ¢nia, 1987, one of themÂ Cesium 137: The Nightmare of GoiÃ¢niaÂ (1990), a movie by already deceasedÂ Roberto PiresÂ which had already won several awards at theÂ 1990 Brasilia Film Festival. The present Brazilian directors Jorge Luiz Eduardo and Angelo Lima as well as producer Laura Pires took this opportunity to speak up against the Brazilian government and lacking response to the disaster.
The International Uranium Film Festival is the only film festival in the world dedicated to films about the whole nuclear fuel chain and radioactivity, from atomic bombs to Fukushima. The show in Berlin, 04-12 October, showcased more than 60 films. Besides the Brazilian, many other directors from other countries were also present and took part in an active discussion with the public. TheYellow Oscar, an award for the best and most important productions, went to Swedish film directorÂ Marko KattilakoskiÂ and his crew for the short filmÂ FikapausÂ (Coffeebreak).Â The next stop of the festival will be India in January and February 2013 visiting seven different cities.
Call for Entry â€“ Third Uranium Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro, May 2013
The International Uranium Film Festival of Rio de Janeiro accepts short and feature length films and videos in the following categories: narrative, documentary, experimental, animation for the competitions.
DeadlineÂ for the Film Entry:Â January 31, 2013.
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– Sacha Kagan (based in LÃ¼neburg, Germany) and Rana Ã–ztÃ¼rk (based in Berlin, Germany)
– Oleg Koefoed and Kajsa Paludan (both based in Copenhagen, Denmark)
– Hans Dieleman (based in Mexico-City, Mexico)
– Francesca Cozzolino and David Knaute (both based in Paris, France)
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