Uranium Film Festival circuit 2021 is dedicated to Fukushima and to the first-ever treaty to ban nuclear weapons that entered into force on January, 22 this year.
2021 marks 10 years since the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011, and the subsequent nuclear disaster at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Coincidentally, the first International Uranium Film Festival (IUFF) also took place in 2011 and became a global cinema fest highlighting the risks of atomic power from uranium mining to nuclear accidents. In addition on January 22, 2021, the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) that prohibits its signatories from producing, stockpiling, selling and using nuclear weapons came into force. Therefore the Uranium Film Festival circuit in 2021 is dedicated to the Fukushima meltdown, its ongoing aftermath and to the invention of the atomic bomb and its consequences.
The first International Uranium Film Festival event 2021 is scheduled for Thursday, March 11: Online screening in honor of the 10 Years of the Nuclear Accident in Fukushima, Japan. In cooperation with the Cinematheque of Rio de Janeiro’s Modern Art Museum (MAM Rio) we will show two Italian films with Portuguese subtitles about the Fukushima nuclear accident: a poetic short film by photographer Alessandro Tesei and a feature documentary by Matteo Gagliardi. After the screening the audience can chat with nuclear expert, Professor Dr. Alphonse Kelecom from the Laboratory of Radiobiology and Radiometry of the Institute of Biology at Universidade Federal Fluminense. Since March 2011, Kelecom visited several times Fukushima personally. Of course non portuguese speakers are also invited. Prof. Alphonse Kelecom speaks Portuguese, English and French as well. Moderator is Márcia Gomes de Oliveira, director of the International Uranium Film Festival who visited Fukushima in 2015 by invitation of Peace Boat Foundation. Link to screening program
International Uranium Film Festival Rio de Janeiro
May 20 to 30, 2021 will happen the online edition of the 10th International Uranium Film Festival Rio de Janeiro in cooperation with the Cinematheque of Rio de Janeiro’s Modern Art Museum (MAM Rio). Dedicted to the Fukushima nuclear disaster and the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) more then 20 films about these issues will be screened. Chats are planned with filmmakers and nuclear experts around the world. Depending on the Covid-19 situation in Brazil and world-wide the festival may be held also "live" in the Cinematheque of MAM Rio. Program soon!
International Uranium Film Festival in Düsseldorf, Germany
September eleven, 2021 will be held for the third time an International Uranium Film Festival in Düsseldorf. In fact, the festival organized by our partner Makiko Hamaguchi-Klenner will be a so called „kleines Uranium Film Festival“ in Düsseldorf on September 11, 2021. The three special films chosen are “Day of the Western Sunrise”, “Vom Sinn des Ganzen” and „The Invisible Island“. Program soon!
About the Uranium Film Festival
Since its first edition in May 2011, the International Uranium Film Festival (also known as the Atomic Age Cinema Fest) has been recognized around the world as the premier nuclear energy-themed film festival. Until today more than 60 Uranium Film Festivals took place in more than 40 cities in seven countries like Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Jordan, Portugal and USA with the presence of over 100 filmmakers, producers, actors and actresses.
However, in these unpredictable times of Covid-19 the Uranium Film Festival relies more than ever on support and partnership of those who share our passion for nuclear awareness and believe in the power of cinema. Since 2011 we're transforming the way people see the nuclear world through film and we simply couldn’t do it without your support.
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About the Festival Videos
- Uranium Film Festival in Berlin 2020 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Af8JgEHPq78
- Uranium Film Festival Rio 2019 - Performance de Dança em Homenagem às Vítimas das Bombas Atômicas - Hibakusha - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gahK8LlByx4
- Uranium Film Festival in Window Rock 2018 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lubVjq16UJg&t=13s
- Uranium Film Festival in Rio 2016 - https://mundosustentavel.com.br/uranium-film-festival/
- Uranium Film Festival in Hollywood 2016 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esAL9e-RZxk&t=21s
- Uranium Film Festival in Canada 2015 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKv_oSmM154
- Uranium Film Festival in Rio 2014 - https://www.dw.com/pt-br/radioatividade-vira-tema-de-festival-de-cinema/...
- Uranium Film Festival in Amman 2014 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6xOBeu4vQ4&t=18s