The International Uranium Film Festival Berlin was for the 6th time in Berlin. Between Oktober 10 and 15 the in the world unique atomic age film festival screened 28 nuclear films. More than a dozen filmmakers participated in the event with a fantastic audience of hundreds of people from Berlin and around the globe. "The sixth Uranium Film Festival in Berlin was a blast", concluded Festival director Norbert G. Suchanek.
Three films from Japan, France and Brazil received the Uranium Film Festival Award that is a piece of art created by Brazilian waste-material-artist Getúlio Damado, who lives and works in the famous artist quarter Santa Teresa in Rio de Janeiro. Getúlio uses waste material that he finds in the streets of Santa Teresa and old, broken watches to remember the first atomic bomb dropped over Hiroshima. Watches in Hiroshima stopped exactly at 8:15 in the morning when the A-bomb exploded on August 6th, 1945. Seven films from Japan, Germany, Ukraine, UK, India, Switzerland received a special recognition.
Die award ceremony was moderated by Claus Biegert, filmmaker, journalist and founder of the Nuclear-Free Future Award (NFFA).
And these are the International Uranium Film Festival in Berlin 2017 winners.
Best Feature Documentary
Greetings from Mururoa (Bons Baisers de Moruroa) - Algeria, France, 2016, Director Larbi Benchiha, production: Aligal production and France Télévisions, documentary 52 min, French with German or English subtitles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o42VnV8qYEQ
Best Fiction Short Film
Algo do que Fica (Something that remains), Brazil, 2017, director Benedito Ferreira, fiction movie, 23 min, Portuguese with German subtitles.
Berlin Audience Award
NUCLEAR CATTLE, Japan, 2016, Director Tamotsu Matsubara, Production Power-i Inc, Documentary, 98 min, Japanese with English or German subtitles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuhzHjWPBms
Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award
Odesson Alves Ferreira - He is surviver of the „nuclear“ accident of Goiânia in Brazil in 1987. Odesson Alves Ferreira is spokesman and until recently long-standing president of the Association of Cesium Victims of Goiânia (AVCésio). Odesson himself was strongly contaminated by highly radioactive Cesium-137 and lives with the consequences. Since 30 years he is telling his story for that the accident of Goiânia will never be forgotten nor repeated.