Festival Award

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 broken 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. 
Getúlio Damado, of Italian descent, was born in 1955 in Espera Feliz-MG. At the age of 15 he moved to the city of Rio de Janeiro. After he served in the Army and worked at the street market he moved to the Santa Teresa neighborhood. Once there, he set up a candy and magazine stand and, in his free time, made crafts. His wooden tram, the symbol of Santa Teresa, was a huge success in the neighborhood and he set up his art shop in the shape of the Santa Teresa tram.  Many of his works are accompanied by short poems. He participated in several collective exhibitions in Brazil and abroad like at the Instituto Tomie Ohtake gallery in São Paulo. TV Canal Cultura about Getúlio - Arte é Reciclagem!
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.
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!