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US & Canadian Films Winning in Rio!

06-07-2024 10:07 AM CET | Arts & Culture

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US film "Building Bombs" wins in Rio de Janeiro / Photo by Norbert Suchanek

US film "Building Bombs" wins in Rio de Janeiro / Photo by Norbert Suchanek

13th International Uranium Film Festival Award Winners 2024

The 13th International Uranium Film Festival (IUFF) Rio de Janeiro 2024 has given its festival trophies and awards at Rio de Janeiro's Modern Art Museum (MAM Rio) Cinematheque on Saturday, first of June 2024. Over the course of a week, 22 "atomic" films from 16 countries were shown in the cinema of renowned MAM Rio which was chosen by the Brazilian government to host the G20 summit later this year. The awards and honorable mentions of this unique film festival also known as the Atomic Age Cinema Fest were given to productions and directors from USA, Canada, Japan, India, Chile and Germany.

"With the increasing risk of nuclear war and feverish pitches for more nuclear power, without having resolved the reactor safety and waste disposal issues, the 13th International Uranium Film Festival is performing a monumental service to mankind by bringing attention to important films that explore these issues. The festival has given a new life to our film and it's very important in helping spread the word and build a new movement", said Mark Mori, academy award nominated director of "Building Bombs".

"The International Uranium Film Festival is an international treasure. There's no other festival like it. The dialogue about nuclear issues, and the young people who attended the festival and contributed important ideas, gives hope for finding future solutions", said academy award nominated director Susan J. Robinson in her award statement.

"The film festival directors have shown outstanding commitment, dedication, and support to filmmakers and their films. Being part of the International Uranium Film Festival has been both gratifying and inspiring. It is a unique experience not to be missed, whether you're a filmmaker or a film lover. I give enormous thanks and gratitude to Norbert, Márcia and their entire staff and crew, and wish them continued success", stated "Honeymoon in Oak Ridge" director & producer Joe Tripician who had received in 1992 an Emmy Award for his documentary "Metaphoria".

Tripician's daughter Helena who takes part in "Honeymoon in Oak Ridge" added to the young audience at MAM Rio: "If you have a voice, use it, use it wherever you can talk to your friends, talk to your family, talk to whoever you might have at it on social media. It's just important to keep bringing awareness to whatever the issue is currently and continue to - because without awareness you can't do anything."

All Award Winners 2024

by Andrew Nisker, Canada, received the Best Feature Documentary Jury Award

Demon Mineral
by Hadley Austin, USA, received the Best First Feature Female Documentary Jury Award.

SOS - The San Onofre Syndrome: Nuclear Power's Legacy
by James Heddle, Mary Beth Brangan and Morgan Peterson, USA received the Best Educational Documentary Jury Award

Atomic Gods: Creation Myths of the Bomb
by Adam Jonas Horowitz, USA, received the Best Mockumentary Jury Award

Honeymoon in Oak Ridge
by Joe Tripician, USA, received the Best Short Documentary Jury Award

Atomic Bamboozle: The False Promise of a Nuclear Renaissance
by Jan Haaken, USA received the Special Jury Award for tackling the current issue of new nuclear reactors

Building Bombs - 4k Restoration
by the Directors Susan J. Robinson & Mark Mori and Producer Kirsten Larvick, USA, received the Special Jury Award for the restoration of an important historical documentary film that is even more timely than the recently released Oppenheimer movie.

Jadugoda - The Land of Magic
by Satish Munda, India, received the Best Short Fiction Movie Award and the
"Samuel Lawrence Foundation - Uranium Film Festival Award for the Best Young Filmmaker"
accompanied by a $1,000 cash prize donated by the Samuel Lawrence Foundation (SLF).

Silent Fallout
by Director and Producer Hideaki Ito, Japan, Assistant Producers Rieko Tomomatsu, Naomi Sakai, Sachiko Kamakura and Chieko Watanabe, Japan, received the Best Documentary Audience Award.

Honorable Mentions were given to

Atomic Reaction
by Director Michele Hozer, and Producer Bernie Finkelstein, Canada

Toxic NATO
by Director and Producer Moritz Enders, Germany

Walkatjurra : Our actions will never stop
by director Francisca Silva Bravo, Co-Director and Writer Carole Risler and Producer Alessandra Cristina, Chile

Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

Anna Rondon from Arizona and Claus Biegert from Germany

Navajo activist Anna Marie Rondon is Executive Director of the New Mexico Social Justice and Equity Institute. Claus Biegert born in 1947 in Murnau, Bavaria, Germany, is journalist, filmmaker, founder of the Nuclear Free-Future Award and co-organizer of the legendary World Uranium Hearing in Salzburg, Austria, in 1992. Both, Anna and Claus, have been working tirelessly for decades to denounce the deadly risks of uranium mining and its legacy. Keep uranium in the ground. Since 2017 the International Uranium Film Festival (IUFF) honors special personalities of the "Atomic Age" with its Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award. Anna and Claus received the award earlier this year at the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock.

… see you soon in Hollywood and 2025 again in Rio and Berlin and ...

Rua Monte Alegre, 356
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Norbert Suchanek

International Uranium Film Festival / The Atomic Age Cinema Fest on Nuclear Power

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