The International Uranium Film Festival's trophy is a piece of art produced by Brazilian waste-material-artist Getúlio Damado,
who lives and works in the famous artist quarter Santa Teresa in Rio de Janeiro where the first International Uranium Film Festival
was held in May 2011. Getúlio creates the Uranium Film Festival Award from waste material, that he finds in the streets of Santa Teresa.
He uses also old watches to remember the US atomic bombs that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Watches in Hiroshima stopped exactly at 8:15 in the morning when the A-bomb exploded on August 6th, 1945.
Every top awarded filmmaker and the festival's Lifetime Achievement Award winners receive this trophy.
Already in the festival's first year, 2011, the Uranium Film Festival's trophy received the nickname "Yellow Oscar".
However in 2016, the Hollywood "Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science" complained.
We received a letter from Hollywood attorneys banning us from using the name "Yellow Oscar" under threat of a hefty fine.
We accepted. For that since 2016 the festival is not allowed to use the nickname, because the name
“Oscar" is the "copyrighted property and registered trademark and service mark
of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences" that we do fully respect.
Any idea of another nickname?
Photo: Filmmakers and producers with the Uranium Film Festival trophy in Rio de Janeiro, Berlin, Munich and Hollywood:
Victoria Gromik (Russia), Lisa Camillo (Italy), Shoko Hara & Paul Brenner (Japan / Germany),
Stephen McEveety (USA), Roberto Fernandéz (Argentina) / Best nuclear films!